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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Arts for all with SHP Bridge

May 21, 2020

South Hill Park is delighted to share that our Emergency Grant application to Arts Council England for delivering a series of online pilot courses in a new programme, SHP Bridge, has been successful.

SHP Bridge is a new strand of digital online creative learning suitable for participants everywhere, distributing cultural content, engagement and learning into people’s homes.

South Hill Park has a long history of delivering successful creative learning and community engagement activities, and delivers over 250 courses and workshops each year. From research we have conducted, we know our audiences face three main barriers to access – cost, transportation and relevance. By consulting with our audience and with the introduction of SHP Bridge, we will help our community overcome these barriers.

SHP Bridge is also a way for us to engage the disengaged and those who are disabled, socially isolated or lonely. Therefore, we are committed to making every video accessible and inclusive.

The principals of ‘Lets Create’ are in the DNA of SHP Bridge. We will utilise digital/new technology to create an online arts education programme which is high-quality, accessible and inclusive.

We hope to bring the best arts and cultural experiences into the homes of people in Bracknell and beyond. By partnering with some of the best specialist tutors in the industry, we will develop creative individuals and subsequently creative communities. At all stages we will take a collaborative approach. The structure, content and style will be shaped by community consultation and input from our practitioners and the accessibility aspects guided by expert partners.

Over the past few weeks we have already run some online courses for some of our students for our regular courses and workshops.

The courses and workshops that are currently taking place include:

  • Jewellery & Silversmithing online with Loucinda Nims
  • Jewellery & Silversmithing online with Jess Noble
  • Get Confident with Oils online with Melanie Paice
  • Further Fun with Oils online with Melanie Paice
  • Drawing & Painting online with Caroline Crawford
  • Tai Chi online with Steve Large
  • One-to-One Singing Lessons online with Alison Horriben

With the Arts Council support we will be able to learn from this pilot during the lockdown and open up to everyone with SHP Bridge. We look forward to updating our community further on the project, so be sure to follow us on social media and sign up to our mailing list, and together we can help to make the arts accessible to all.

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