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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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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