• To make visceral theatre using social justice as a creative catalyst.

  • To employ, train and nurture young performers from diverse, ethnic and economic backgrounds in theatre for social justice. To give them the chance to perform and tour in a professional company.

  • To bring new and previously unheard stories to mainstream audiences – and into the heart of those communities whose stories they are. We want to connect them through dialogue and debate.

  • To work with communities and help them create their own artistic response.

  • Mandala is a Community Interest Company.
    From our centre in Oxford, we aim to reach out to the world.

Mandala is a Community Interest Company. From our centre in Oxford, we aim to reach out to the world


Yasmin Sidhwa

Artistic Director

Yasmin has 30 years’ experience working and touring nationally and internationally as a professional actor and director. She has performed with The National Theatre, in repertory and on TV and Radio. She has directed work for Tara Arts, the Edinburgh and International Women’s Festivals, MESH and Rencontre International Festivals and Pegasus Theatre, Oxford, where she was creative learning director for 17 years. She is a facilitator, workshop leader and speaker and was a Visiting Lecturer at Oxford University for 9 years.

Euton Daley

Creative Producer

Formerly artistic director and chief executive of Pegasus Theatre, Euton has a wealth of experience nurturing artists and companies and engaging communities through the arts. Now a freelance director and producer, he manages cultural programmes for local authorities and companies whilst working on his own creative projects including his third book of performance poetry.

Avaes Mohammad


Avaes Mohammad works across poetry, theatre and performance. With a background in the chemical sciences, artist-alchemist Avaes Mohammad’s influences stretch from the Sufi-Saints of South Asia to the Dub-Poets of Jamaica and he has performed his poetry on stages across the UK, Europe, India, Pakistan and South Africa. His poem Bhopal, as commissioned by BBC Radio 4 won an Amnesty International Media Award.




Photographs by David Fisher, Stu Allsopp and Clement Seggissement

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Mandala Theatre Company (Resident Company)
Performing and Production Arts Department
Activate Learning - City of Oxford College
Oxpens Rd, Oxford OX1 1SA

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