Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s production of Salome by Oscar Wilde

Come audition for the Studio Theatre Company's production of Salome by Oscar Wilde, directed by Phil Tomlin, on Tue 7 & Wed 8 Dec at 7.30pm. There is nothing to prepare but audition pieces and character info are available on request. Script available on request....

Interview with SESSIONS Set and Costume Designer

Ahead of Paines Plough’s latest touring show SESSIONS by Ifeyinwa Frederick coming to South Hill Park on Wed 27 Oct, the company took a few moments to speak with the show’s designer, Anna Reid, to find out about her work, what it takes to create the look of a Paines...

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day Fri 8 Oct Join us for a walk or tai-chi session in South Hill Park's beautiful grounds, Bracknell. Tai Chi: 11am-12noon Walk: 12.30-13.15pm Join us for an optional tea or coffee, cake and a chat to find out more about local mental health...

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,...



South Hill Park

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The Council wants to hear YOUR views

March 15, 2016


There is an item up for consultation on Bracknell Forest Council’s website which directly affects South Hill Park Arts Centre, and the council wants YOUR views.

BFC are proposing to cut SHP’s grant by £44k in 16.17 (10%). This is after SHP’s remarkable fight back from significant cuts in 2012.

The consequences of further cuts are that our services to local societies and young people would be very badly hit.

You can make your views on the SHP grant cut known up until 5th April on BFC’s website – here is the link:

When you click on the link above you will be able to make your views known in the survey which comes up. The survey shows the £44k cut in 2016/17 under the heading: ‘Additional Savings Proposals as a Consequence of the Settlement’.

Additionally, you should be aware of the following quote from the executive report 23rd February which is one of 5 accompanying attachments, also on the BFC website:

7.4 The proposed reduction in grant to South Hill Park will leave £394,281 available in 2016/17… in addition the Transformation Board will undertake a finance driven review of arts provision in the Borough including the role that South Hill Park plays in this. This review will be given priority with a target date of the end of June for its conclusion. The Transformation board will also be prioritising a finance led strategic review of the library service. Although no specific proposals have been developed there is an expectation and a need for both reviews to identify ways to provide the respective services at significantly less cost.

Obviously this could have very serious consequences for South Hill Park Arts Centre. I am sure that your local councillor would love to hear what SHP means to you and what you think should be done to protect it in the future.

You can find information on your local councillor and how to write to them here:

Thank you,
Ron McAllister
CEO of South Hill Park Arts Centre

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