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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Activities for Children and Young People this October Half Term

October 16, 2019

Inspire And Enthrall The Children With Something Different at South Hill Park

It’s time to start planning entertainment and activities for the kids over the holiday period – and as always South Hill Park has plenty to offer!

First up is the amazingly priced (just £5 per person) South Hill Park Arts Centre and Wilde Theatre Open Day (Mon 28 Oct), with start times of 10 and 11am – and 2,3 and 4pm, and a maximum 20 people per tour.  This is a fantastic two-hour opportunity for visitors of all ages to see the life behind the scenes throughout the venue, See the visual art studios in action, watch a demonstration in the new printmaking studio – and go backstage in the Wilde Theatre, discovering what it takes to be a stage manager, finding out how costumes are designed and created, and more about set design.


Recommended for both adults and children aged nine and upwards, South Hill Park’s own powerful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ haunting tale Great Expectations  (Wed 23 – Sun 27 Oct) will keep audiences on the edge of their seat throughout!  This is a truly inventive and atmospheric interpretation of Dicken’s classic text which everyone is sure to enjoy.  Tickets £22, Family up to 6 (2 adults) £14.25 each.

To bring Halloween up close and personal, if you have a child or grandchild aged 11yrs+, you can invite them to accompany you to South Hill Park’s atmospheric Cellar Bar for a hair-raising and highly original evening – Library of Screams (Sat 2 Nov, 7.30pm).  For just £11 per person (tween to  adult), give them a taste of classic spine-tinglers from the golden age of Horror as curious tales of the macabre and mysterious are given a new lease of blood! The grotesque librarian Nathaniel Caldicott shares tales of the macabre and mysterious, including brand new adaptations of timeless and terrifying sagas such as The Beast with Five Fingers and Caterpillars.


If you and the family missed out on the brilliant The Lion King live-action re-make first time round, you need to book your seats now (tickets £9.50, Family 2+2 £22)  at the South Hill Park cinema – there are daytime screenings on Fri 25, Sat 26, Sun 27, Wed 30 and Thurs 31 Oct.


Art and Craft Workshops

The South Hill Park children’s Arts & Crafts Workshops have long been super-popular with the parents and carers of boys and girls throughout the area – and there are a number of stimulating classes to look forward to over the Half Term break.

The cost of each morning course includes all materials, and in the case of clay workshops, the children’s creations will be professionally glazed and fired – ready for collection approximately three weeks after the class.  Book now – these unique workshops are very popular – to avoid disappointment.

Parent & Child Play with Clay, with Karen Marks

Age 5-8 years;  Mon 28 Oct, 10am-12.00 noon, Cost £38

Adult and child work together, exploring and learning about creating pottery items – using simple hand-building techniques.  The children will respond to the perceptive tuition, by making and decorating their own ceramic piece.

Art Factory, with Victoria Spearing (award-winning set designer)

Age 4-11 years; Thur 31 Oct, Sat 7 Dec, 10.00am-12 noon

Victoria, South Hill Park’s multi-talented set designer, presides over by this stimulating and highly fulfilling morning discovering printing and badge-making… with lots of carefully made items to take home to show the family!

Play with Clay, with Karen Marks

Age 8-12 years; Fri 1 Nov, 10.00am-12 noon

Students work with clay, using a series of hand-building techniques.  By the end of the workshop students will have produced a stylish decorated item, of which they can be proud.

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