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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Local community rallies support for South Hill Park

October 8, 2020

South Hill Park would like to share its gratitude for all the wonderful ways the local community has been supporting the Arts Centre in its fundraising campaign to raise £500,000.

Recently, Co Op Easthampstead kindly donated £250 to the campaign, stating ‘in line with co ops values of community support, Co Op Easthampstead is very happy to be helping such a pivotal part of our town from closure. South Hill Park has always been somewhere special to each of our hearts and we are so proud to be able to support them.’ The Co Op Local Community Fund supports projects across the UK that their members care about. They donate 1% of what their members spend on selected own-brand products and services to these community projects, and we were delighted to have been chosen as one to support.

Other members of the community have also been rallying up support for our Arts Centre. Local resident Wendy has been making fantastic face masks and donating 25% of the profits to South Hill Park. You can find out more on her Facebook page ‘handmademasksSHP’. David Baker has taken on the huge challenge to run 500,000 metres in order to raise £1000 towards the fundraising campaign, and Al Heslop, who is part of the Creative Control Studio team, offered prizes in exchange for people’s donations, including one full day recording in the studio. He managed to raise a brilliant £750. Plus, local community Facebook group Ascot People had the great idea to hold a Jumble Trail, in which 40 sellers took part selling from their driveway. Anyone wanting to take part was provided a street list and basic google map so they could walk or drive the trail, and in total they raised £349.

In July the Government announced a Covid-19 support package for the arts worth £1.57bn, a combination of grants and loans. On 21 August South Hill Park submitted its application for a grant to support the Arts Centre from 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021 – the full period covered by the fund. Managed by Arts Council England, South Hill Park will know if its application was successful by the beginning of October.

We are incredibly grateful to all the support we have received from the local community, from people running their own fundraising campaigns and donating on the website, to all the kind wishes we have received. Our goal is to continue to provide the community a space to enjoy the arts, try something new, and come together. If you would like to donate to the South Hill Park fundraising campaign please click here.

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