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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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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