Jack and the Beanstalk cast reveal
We are very excited to announce that Michael Ayiotis and Paul Toulson will return to our pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, this Christmas.
Michael has performed with us in many previous shows including Madagascar (2018) and last year’s panto Cinderella (2021). Paul also starred in Cinderella (2021) for which he was nominated Best Ugly Sister in the Pantomime Awards 2022, and will play Dame Trott this Christmas.
Jack and the Beanstalk is on sale now, so make sure to grab your favourite seats. Book here.
Theatres Trust grant
South Hill Park has been awarded funding from the Theatres Trust to improve front of house accessibility for audiences. This grant will allow the theatre to install magnetic door holders to ensure that doors into the theatre auditorium are easier and safer for staff, volunteers and patrons to use. They also help the theatre stay fire compliant.
We would like to thank the Theatres Trust for helping us achieve a safer environment for our Theatre.
Kinky Boots director
South Hill Park is looking for an experienced director of musical theatre to help stage its Easter 2023 musical Kinky Boots and confidently lead a large, professional creative and technical team through the production process.
For an informal discussion about this paid, freelance role and/or to express your interest (please include all relevant experience), contact Mark Hooper, Director of Learning, Participation and Community Engagement at email@example.com. Deadline is Fri 12 Aug 2022.
New shows on sale
We have some new exciting shows that have gone on sale this month.
Join West End performer and owner of children’s theatre school HOT Academy’s Hayley Emma Otway for a Princess Singalong Picnic on Mon 15 & Mon 29 Aug. Book here.
Join Crowthorne Musical Players with A Tribute to Sondheim on Mon 26 Sept as they pay homage to Stephen Sondheim. Book here.
Jayne A Coleman Academy of Dance bring their magical production, Imaginarium, to the Wilde Theatre from Fri 14 – Sun 16 Oct, with imaginative choreography, award-winning dances and stunning costumes. Book here.
Take Part Facebook group
We have created a new group on Facebook for all things creative here at South Hill Park. This group has been made with the hope to create a community for students and visitors at South Hill Park to share their work made at our creative events, whether this be a course, workshop or an at home project inspired by our exhibitions. You will also be able to keep up to date with upcoming courses, workshops and exhibitions.
Join the group here.
Wilde Week has begun
Our arts festival Wilde Week is in full swing with nearly 600 children participating in creative workshops. The Wilde Young Producers team has designed and delivered the festival for six local schools and it has been amazing to see the community take part in the arts.
Take a look at what has been happening here.
Students Open exhibition
The long-awaited Student Open exhibition is back, running until Sun 25 Sept, where you can view the exceptional pieces created by our students over the past year. Get ready to discover works by talented South Hill Park students, explore our courses and studios, and have fun at South Hill Park’s celebration of art and creativity.
Find out more here.
Mansion and Theatre Tours
South Hill Park is running tours of the Mansion and Wilde Theatre on Sun 14 Aug, Sun 18 Sept, Sun 16 Oct & Sun 20 Nov at 12pm & 3pm. Each tour lasts for approximately 60 to 80 mins where you will be able to visit different rooms and venue spaces whilst learning about the history of the Arts Centre and some exciting upcoming performances.
Book your tour here.
Summer family activities
Let your child’s creativity shine with our new range of summer family activities this August. From street dance to youth theatre, mono printing to experimental drawing, there is something for all ages to get involved with. Try something new this summer and book a summer family activity.
To find out more and to book visit here (jump months to August).
Successful workshops at local school
This month, our learning and participation team organised drama and samba workshops for 180 students over at King’s Academy Prospect school. We were delighted to hear that the students had a fabulous time being able to play and listen to different instruments that they might not have had the chance to do before.
Check out a video of the workshops here.
Vacancy for Board of Trustees Member
We are seeking a new Trustee, with financial and/or legal experience, to join the South Hill Park Trust Board. They will need to attend a minimum of four board meetings per year and are also expected to have meetings with the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees when required.
For more information visit here.