Interview with Blackeyed Theatre’s Adrian McDougall on Frankenstein

Associate Theatre Company Blackeyed Theatre bring a revival of their 'masterfully constructed' (The Stage) production of Frankenstein to the Wilde Theatre from Thu 27 - Sat 29 Jan. We had a chat with  Artistic Director Adrian McDougall to find out more about this...

Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

Directed by Sophie Earle Come and audition for the Studio Theatre Company's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Tue 15 & Wed 16 Feb from 6.30pm. Call backs are on Thu 17 Feb. Auditions will be in individual time slots. Please contact...

South Hill Park Ambassadors

We were thrilled to host our first South Hill Park ambassador meeting on Mon 6 Dec. The scheme was launched to encourage better community engagement with South Hill Park Arts Centre and help us as a charity to learn from community representatives about how we can...

Mayoral visit of current art exhibitions at South Hill Park

We were delighted to host Mayor of High Wycombe Cllr Annie Baughan, and the Mayor of Bracknell Forest Cllr Ash Merry to meet for a coffee and to enjoy Jan Gaska’s solo exhibition Returning with a New Approach at the Atrium and Balcony Gallery. Gaska was a Printmaker...

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...



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Launch of new cultural diversity initiative – Shades of Black

April 29, 2016

May marks the launch of our exciting new initiative that aims to showcase diversity and culture within the Arts. The initiative, named Shades of Black, will be on-going, and will introduce a variety of productions and events into the our already jam-packed entertainments schedule. South Hill Park’s CEO, Ron McAllister, said:

[vc_testimonial author=”Ron McAllister” company=”CEO”] South Hill Park is committed to providing an inclusive arts programme and we hope that ‘Shades of Black’ will welcome many new patrons to SHP. One of our Managers, Sharon Titus, has worked alongside myself and our marketing team to put this season’s events together. We hope you enjoy it! [/vc_testimonial]

The first event in the Shades of Black programme is a play by Ambreen Razia and Black Theatre Live, called The Diary of a Hounslow Girl. Taking place on Tuesday 10 May in the Art Centres’ Studio Theatre, the production, performed by Ambreen herself, tells the story of a 16 year old British Muslim girl growing up in West London. From traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus, The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is a funny, bold, provocative play, highlighting the challenges of being brought up as a young woman in a traditional Muslim family.

Black Theatre Live is a pioneering national consortium of eight regional theatres led by Tara Arts, committed to effecting change for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) touring theatre.

Saturday 25 June see’s the majestic voices of The South African Cultural Talent Choir (SATC) take to the Wilde Theatre stage for a spectacular South African Gospel Choir performance. Singing a cappella or with instruments, their repertoire encompasses traditional, popular and even classical pieces, interspersed with energetic Zulu dance that always tells a story and brings much excitement to their performances.

The South African Cultural Talent Choir (SATC) has amongst its members some of the UK’s most talented and professional South African artists, with their aim being to promote and showcase South African heritage and culture.

If you’re a lover of the 1920’s, you’ll want to join Reading’s own Julia Titus and her legendary Pigfoot band on Saturday 16 July in the Art Centre’s atmospheric Cellar Bar, as they transport you back to the days of prohibition, with their exclusive Speakeasy Night. Expect the revival of the great divas of Jazz, Blues and Soul in an evening of excessive flapping and musical fun.

The team at South Hill Park look forward to welcoming more top quality acts in the autumn season, as part of the Art Centre’s ongoing ‘Shades of Black’ initiative.

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