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...

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...

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...



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Bracknell resident completes 500km run for South Hill Park Trust appeal

June 12, 2021

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 the iconic Bracknell Forest mansion house.

At the start of his journey David said, ‘I’m aiming to raise £1,000 for my local arts centre. South Hill Park Trust has served the community for almost five decades and the aim of raising this money is to help it continue for many years to come. Am I crazy? Maybe I am but someone has to do something to help South Hill Park. I’m not much of a runner but I’m going to try my best!’

Since launching its appeal South Hill Park Trust has successfully raised in excess of £120,000 (including pledges) from over 3,000 local residents, organisations and businesses and a further £345,072 from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Arts Council England (ACE). The extraordinary support shown by Bracknell Forest residents and the commitment from the DCMS and ACE has not only secured the Arts Centre’s future but demonstrated the value and social impact placed upon this much-loved regional venue as a thriving arts, entertainment and education centre for everyone.

South Hill Park Trust Chief Executive Craig Titley said: ‘The love shown for South Hill Park Arts Centre over the past year has been humbling. David is just one of hundreds and hundreds of people who stepped up in the venue’s hour of need. The support shown by the public and central government meant the Trust did not have to make any of its staff redundant and was even able to offer some online and in-person performances and courses throughout the lockdowns. Saving South Hill Park, protecting jobs, keeping the arts alive, supporting general well-being and mental health and reducing isolation and loneliness were central to the Trust’s Covid plans. On behalf of the Trust, a very big thank you to David and all of our supporters’.

David has raised a fantastic £1,095 which brings the Trust’s current fundraising total to over £465,000. This remarkable achievement not only enabled the Trust to survive but ensured it was financially strong enough to re-open, welcome back audiences and visitors and make plans for the future.

As a registered charity South Hill Park Trust will need to continue to raise funds for the foreseeable future to deliver its charitable objectives. The Trust attracts over 200,000 people to the Arts Centre every year for an arts, entertainment and education programme. It employs over 70 members of staff – many Bracknell Forest residents and relies on the generosity of 150 local volunteers.

Thank you to all for your continued support.

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