Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s next production Road

Come audition for the Studio Theatre Company's next production Road, by Jim Cartwright on Mon 27 Sept 7.30pm, and Fri 1 Oct 7.30pm. They will be group auditions, nothing to prepare. The company are looking for 7 actors most of whom will multi role. The performance...

Shrek 2022 Auditions

We are excited to share that our 2022 Easter Production will be Shrek The Musical - coming to the Wilde Theatre in April 2022! If you would like to be part of the greatest fairy tale never told, that's guaranteed family fun, then book your audition here. Auditions...

RARE Productions Hairspray Auditions

Visiting company RARE Productions will hold open auditions for their production of Hairspray at South Hill Park from Thu 3 - Sat 5 Feb 2022. Auditions will take place at South Hill Park on Tue 5 & Sat 9 Oct and are open for anyone aged 8-21yrs. Audition event...

Excellent results for South Hill Park’s LAMDA students

Eleven learners took their LAMDA exams at South Hill Park this summer under the tuition of Mark Hooper (Director of Learning, Participation and Community Engagement). The learners (10 Grade 8 & 1 Grade 1) had their exams cancelled at the start of the pandemic and...

Bracknell resident completes 500km run for South Hill Park Trust appeal

On 12 June 2020 Bracknell Forest resident David Baker pledged to run 500km in aid of South Hill Park Trust’s major public fundraising campaign following the potentially devastating impact of Covid-19. On Saturday 12 June 2021 David will complete this mammoth feet at...

An acting debut in Rope 2021

Gordon Vince, who will make his acting debut in the Studio Theatre Company’s 50th show celebration performance of Rope from Wed 23 – Sun 26 June, has shared with us what made him want to audition, what audiences can look forward to, and some behind the scenes...

Live events return to the Wilde

‘The social distancing at this was amazing; lines and rows of seats physically removed to keep all groups apart with a fantastic one-way system and oodles of sanitiser everywhere. It was lovely to support a local production and the cast were insanely good.’ – Louise,...

Calling all 8-18yr olds to audition for this year’s Pantomime, Cinderella (2021)

Panto Auditions – Junior Ensemble Want to be in panto? Oh yes, you do! Audition for South HiIl Park’s in-house pantomime production this Christmas Cinderella (Fri 26 Nov 2021 – Mon 3 Jan 2022). We are looking for 30 young performers who can dance, sing and act to form...

South Hill Park receives second lifeline grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

South Hill Park Arts Centre and Wilde Theatre in Bracknell is delighted to have received a grant of £112, 814 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen. We are among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from...

STAR 1000 – South Hill Park’s Christmas Wish

South Hill Park would like to share a huge thank you to everyone who has generously donated to our recent major fundraising campaign, including the first 100 monthly donors. The campaign was launched in June due to the impact of Covid-19 and has already raised over...



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‘Tis the Season to Celebrate at South Hill Park

December 3, 2014

As visions of chestnuts warming on an open fire, mulled wine with mince pies and It’s a Wonderful Life start to fill everyone’s mind, South Hill Park is delighted to announce that it has the festive season well and truly wrapped up this Christmas time.

As you wonder in disbelief at where 2014 has gone, the arts centre is proud to say their theatrical seasons this year have been varied and popular, and it is safe to say this festive term’s programme will be no exception!

Coming up this December is everything rom music entertainment (including good old tribute acts!), a fantastic comedy genius, and of course some festive shows.

If you passed Paul Bacon by in the street, there’s no doubting you would do a double take. He is the essence and spitting image of Sir Elton John, in looks and in sound; what’s not to love for a fantastic evening of musical entertainment?! You simply will not find a closer tribute act to the real deal. Ultimate Elton & the Rocket Band will offer a classic live show of one of pop music’s most successful and best-loved artists of all time.

South Hill Park also plays host to another tribute act from music past – The Mods – who focus on an era as opposed to a single band. The Mods have toured throughout the world with their reputation for delivering an entertaining and exciting performance with a dash of humour and outstanding musicianship. The Mods Christmas Show is not one to be missed.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper sparkling December at South Hill Park without some cracking festive goodies on offer. As one the UK’s premier gospel choirs (with performances on The Voice UK and Must be the Music under their belt), CK Gospel Choir will be visiting the arts centre with a promise of a fantastic Christmassy performance, including tracks from their seasonal album CK Christmas.

Something completely different but equally as jovial is Slingshot Theatre’s Nativity in Creakebottom. Gus Blatherouth and his am-dram group are put in charge of a Nativity production to see that it promotes the real meaning of Christmas, but when top dog producer offers him fame and fortune, Gus is left to decide what matters the most. The Stage has called it ‘face-hurtingly funny’, and with the blossoming theatre company’s reputation leaving audiences with aching sides, you won’t be disappointed.

[vc_testimonial author=”Ron McAllister” company=”SHP CEO”] I am so proud of what we’ve achieved here at South Hill Park this year and our December shows are just testament to such a successful year. We can’t forget our reputation for providing laughs and of course our penchant for tribute acts provides some variety that we’re so proud to promote here. Our festive shows start the excitement for a fantastic Christmas season, and who can forget our celebrated and critically-acclaimed pantomime, Aladdin! If you haven’t booked your seats already, do so, it’s set to be a corker… Merry Christmas to you all. [/vc_testimonial]


December looks to be a smashing month at South Hill Park, and a wonderful way to see off a fantastic year. A full programme of events and more details can be found on the What’s On pages.

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