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South Hill Park’s August Newsletter

August 16, 2022

August Newsletter

Cinema food and drink offers are back
Our cinema offers for Bringing in Baby and Silver Screen customers are back. If you are a parent or carer with a young baby (up to 1yr), or someone in retirement, then you can take advantage of the Hot Drink with Cake and Fish & Chips offers in our Atrium Bar and Restaurant. All you need to do is show your film ticket when you purchase either of these offers.
For more information, visit here.

Hay Fever starts next month
The Studio Theatre Company are back in September for a rare performance on the Wilde Theatre stage with Hay Fever by Noel Coward.
Set in an English country house on the River Thames, Hay Fever blends over-the-top hi-jinks, satire and a comedy of manners to present a unique portrait of a wacky and endearing English family.
Don’t miss this hilarious production running from Wed 21 – Sat 24 Sept. Book here.

Zombie High success
A huge congratulations to the Summer School team who enabled a talented group of youth theatre lovers to rehearse and perform a full-length, original musical in just nine days. The performances came together smoothly, with participants rocking their way through the week and ending with great reviews from the audiences.
We can’t wait for next year!

New toddler play area is open
Bracknell Forest Council’s Heritage Parks Team is delighted to announce that the new toddlers play area at South Hill Park is now open. The new play equipment and games are already proving very popular. The contractor used for this work has over 30 years’ experience in the design and creation of freely accessible playground equipment and we are really pleased with the result. We hope it will bring many enjoyable hours of accessible play for our younger residents and their families.

New print course and workshops
Join Heather Upton for her two upcoming workshops – Monotype in the landscape of South Hill Park on Sat 27 Aug and an Etching weekend from Sat 3 – Sun 4 Sept. Heather is also bringing a new Linoprinting for Beginners course starting from Tue 20 Sept.
To book these, and to see all the other courses and workshops we offer, visit here. There is not long before our autumn season of courses start, so make sure to book now so you can develop a skill or try something new.

Tom Chambers and Emma Barton support local talent
In July, Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow presented Wishes in the Wilde Theatre to almost 1,000 supporters, including patrons Tom Chambers (actor and Strictly Come Dancing winner 2008) and Emma Barton (Eastenders).
If you are looking for a performance venue to stage your next production, please contact

Thank you Wickes
We are incredibly grateful to Wickes Community Programme for providing us with new panel fencing to use outside the Coach House – one of our most popular function spaces.
As a charity, we rely on the support of our community to fund our extensive outreach programme. To discuss how your business can get involved, please contact our Sales and Marketing Director, Margaretha Welsford at

Successful summer workshops
It has been fantastic to welcome over 200 participants to our summer Stay and Play sessions this month. These playful sessions are designed for family members of all ages to get creative together, exploring materials in a relaxed environment.
Join us next Mon 22 Aug for the last Stay and Play of the summer on outdoor imaginary worlds. For more information visit here.

Taster sessions for young people’s courses
This month we are giving your theatre loving children (6-8yrs) the chance to test out our Wilde Wannabies course with two taster sessions on Thu 18 & Thu 25 Aug. These fun sessions allow participants to explore drama, dance and performance in a supportive environment.
We also have a Make your Mark – art club taster (7-11yrs) on Tue 23 Aug where participants develop new artistic skills and creativity.
For more information and to book, visit here.

Calling Wedding Fair exhibitors
We are hosting a free to the public Wedding Fair throughout our Mansion House and Wilde Theatre on Sun 15 Jan 2023 11am – 4pm, inviting local wedding couples to join us.
If you would like to exhibit at our Wedding Fair or if you have any queries, please email Sukey at or fill in this form.

Treasure hunts this summer
Bracknell Forest Council is hosting treasure hunts on Wed 24 Aug at the rear lawn of the South Hill Park grounds.
Solve a series of clues to win a nature-related prize. Fun for all the family and only £4 per child. Prior booking is essential.
For more information and to book, visit Bracknell Forest Council’s website here.

Vacancy for Casual Box Office Staff
We are seeking a new Box Office receptionist to join our team. They will contribute to the success of the venue through the delivery of the highest possible service standards. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to work in a creative environment.
For more information visit here.