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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Sci-fi Film Season Lands in Bracknell

January 12, 2015


This month Berkshire takes a giant leap into the world of Science Fiction with a series of out of this world screenings and talks taking place at South Hill Park Cinema and Reading Film Theatre. 

In a brand new partnership Bracknell Film Society, Reading Film Theatre and South Hill Park are presenting Science Fiction, Science Fact – a season celebrating science fiction, the world’s most popular film genre.

The season of 6 classic and contemporary sci-fi films has been programmed to illustrate the vast range of topics within genre – from space exploration to alien invasion to Man’s scientific endeavours.

Each film will be introduced by an expert from the University of Reading with a talk that investigates artistic or scientific aspects of the film, such as whether the scenarios in the films are feasible using modern day technology and understanding.

The selection of films showing at South Hill Park reflects Bracknell’s development in the 1960s when many high-tech and scientific companies were attracted to the town, including those in aerospace, IT and communications. And, of course, Bracknell was home to the Met Office until 2003. The South Hill Park mansion, occupied today by the arts centre, was used by Ferranti Limited as offices and laboratories from 1965 until early 1972.

Ron McAllister, Chief Executive of South Hill Park says: “We’re delighted to have received funding from the new BFI Film Hub South East to support such an innovative season of linked talks and film screenings. This is an exciting new partnership between the prime cultural film exhibitors in the area and we hope it heralds many more joint cinema activities across Berkshire.”

Juliet Hanfling, Chair of Reading Film Theatre commented: “We are pleased to be able to team up with South Hill Park and Bracknell Film Society to produce this exciting programme of Sci-fi films. The opportunity to combine a thought-provoking film and a lecture from one of the University’s leading members of staff ought to guarantee an entertaining and interesting evening for the audience.”

Julia Vickers, Chair of Bracknell Film Society says: “Science fiction may not be a genre that many people are familiar with or usually seek out. This season provides an opportunity to learn more about such films and a rare opportunity for audiences to experience on the big screen some of the best sci-fi cinema ever made, with the added bonus of fascinating talks that give a real insight into the genre.”

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