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...

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...



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Community Outreach

Community Outreach

South Hill Park – Berkshire’s Centre for the Arts, Business and Community – hosts over 300 shows, events and films each year, alongside a busy programme of over 250 courses and workshops.

As a registered charity, costing over £25,000 a week to run, we rely on your support in order to deliver such a diverse range of events, alongside our extensive work in the community, which includes:

Park & Gardens

Over 220,000 people enjoy our award winning Park and gardens every year.

Arts Programme

Over 185,000 participate in our arts programme annually including theatre, dance, music, workshops and cinema.

Community Programme

Over 5000 take part in our community programme, comprising groups and classes for adults, children and young people, inspiring a lifelong love or arts and culture. We develop artists of tomorrow by providing LAMDA classes and support participants to achieve their potential and obtain regulated and recognised qualifications which carry UCAS points.

In-house Theatre

We host 21 amateur theatre and music groups each year and set up 4-6 in house productions annually including our popular Pantomine, offering the community the opportunity to audition and perform. Our South Hill Park Presents shows encourage creativity across generations and provide opportunities for local performers, from 6 to 88, to hone their skills and star in high-quality pieces of drama and musical theatre.

Dementia Friendly Screenings

Over 500 people enjoy our Dementia Friendly screenings for the elderly.


We host 12 visual arts exhibitions a year, free to the public, with almost 90,000 visitors a year.


We provide primary and secondary schools with workshops, classes, work experience, tours, digital lessons, and talks with industry professionals. We work with trusts and foundations to support Pupil Premiums students access the arts.

Learning and Participation

Over 2000 people take part in our community learning and participation activities each year, including Wild Young Producers and Wilde Young Programmers offering 15-20 year olds training and hands-on experience working in a professional venue. In addition, Wilde About Arts is an accessible arts class young encouraging teamwork, organization, self motivation and a passion for the arts.

Resident Companies

We provide space for resident companies including Black Eyed Theatre, Theatre RE and County Dance Company Youth, to research and develop new shows showcasing the talents of young aspiring actors and dancers.

Nurturing Talent

We nurture talent by providing exceptional holiday activities for over 160 young people and have bursary spaces available to support those who are most in-need in our community.

National and International Partners

We partner with national and international partners including The Prince’s Trust and Rubies International College to promote diversity and connect people to others, ideas and the world around us.

Artemis College

We are proud associates of Artemis College, a leading vocational Performing Arts college who provide free training for aspiring 1100 young performers between the ages of 16-19, hosting 45 students annually.


We support over 100 volunteers and welcome 20 students from the Arts into work experience annually.

Charitable Projects

We regularly support our community with charitable projects, during COVID we adapted our work to deliver an all-digital, multi-disciplinary programme which included professional and community generated work and was viewed over 79,000 times.

Your contribution helps to keep our community work going – thank you!

Core figures based on 2019 visitors

Thank you for allowing our pupils to come and see the Tempest. I think it was a great experience for all; certainly pupils were discussing it in the car park after with particular praise given to “making it a musical” and “the way the ropes changed”. As a teacher it was lovely to hear pupils discussing Shakespeare with the same level of interest normally reserved for Love Island! Myself and the other three teachers who attended will definitely be coming back soon.

Teacher, Easthampstead Park School

Thank you Mark for allowing our child such an incredible opportunity. She has really enjoyed herself throughout the whole process and made some new friendships. Despite being autistic, she coped brilliantly with all the change and a new environment to where she has performed previously, and as a family are very grateful for the experience.

Parent of Bursary Participant

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