Interview with Blackeyed Theatre’s Adrian McDougall on Frankenstein

Associate Theatre Company Blackeyed Theatre bring a revival of their 'masterfully constructed' (The Stage) production of Frankenstein to the Wilde Theatre from Thu 27 - Sat 29 Jan. We had a chat with  Artistic Director Adrian McDougall to find out more about this...

Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

Directed by Sophie Earle Come and audition for the Studio Theatre Company's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Tue 15 & Wed 16 Feb from 6.30pm. Call backs are on Thu 17 Feb. Auditions will be in individual time slots. Please contact...

South Hill Park Ambassadors

We were thrilled to host our first South Hill Park ambassador meeting on Mon 6 Dec. The scheme was launched to encourage better community engagement with South Hill Park Arts Centre and help us as a charity to learn from community representatives about how we can...

Mayoral visit of current art exhibitions at South Hill Park

We were delighted to host Mayor of High Wycombe Cllr Annie Baughan, and the Mayor of Bracknell Forest Cllr Ash Merry to meet for a coffee and to enjoy Jan Gaska’s solo exhibition Returning with a New Approach at the Atrium and Balcony Gallery. Gaska was a Printmaker...

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...



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Bracknell Festival 2016

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Bracknell Festival 2016

Bracknell Festival 2016 will be held on Saturday July 30 in the stunning grounds of South Hill Park Arts Centre.

We are thrilled to announce that The Shires will be headlining this year’s Festival!

They will be joined on the main stage by Berkshire’s own The Hoosiers and Liverpudlian Indie group Space.

Join us for a full day of music from 12pm until 9pm.

Other exciting acts include Scottish singer Owen Paul, best known for his 80s hit ‘My Favourite Waste of Time‘ and also for his work with Mike and the Mechanics. Also Sally Barker (BBC’s the Voice), The R’n’Beatles, Caddy Cooper and Retrostate.

The Shires have risen to prominence over the last two years with TV appearances on the Graham Norton Show, the BBC Music Awards, Festival appearances including Glastonbury 2015 and performances worldwide including a tour supporting The Corrs. Their debut album Brave has received critical acclaim across the board.

The Hoosiers are an English pop rock band from Bracknell and Woodley in Berkshire. Their first single “Worried About Ray” reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart in July 2007. In October 2007, they released their debut album The Trick to Life, which reached number 1 in the album charts. The band released their second top ten album The Illusion of Safety on 16 August 2010 and was preceded by the lead single “Choices” which was released on 1 August 2010, it reached the UK Top 20.

Space are an English indie rock band from Liverpool, who came to prominence in the mid-1990s with hit singles such as “Female of the Species”, “Neighbourhood” “Avenging Angels” and “The Ballad of Tom Jones”. They worked with both Tom Jones in 1999 and Cerys Matthews a year earlier. The band had formed in 1993 and released four studio albums, plus a number of charting singles, before eventually disbanding in 2005. In 2011, two years after the death of original drummer Andy Parle, the band announced they would reunite with Tommy Scott, Jamie Murphy and Franny Griffiths returning alongside three new members, crowd-funding their first album in a decade, Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab.

Owen Paul is best known as the Scottish singer and co-writer of the 1986 number 3 hit My Favourite Waste of Time. Since then he has run a successful West End theatre in Leicester Square and toured the UK and Europe as part of Mike and The Mechanics. He was the vocal arranger on their ‘Rewired’ album, produced a triple platinum selling album for Japanese band ‘Buck Tick’ and co-produced the UK entry for Eurovision 2001 for Lindsay Dracass which went on to become a top 20 hit.

Sally Barker is a British singer and songwriter, known for her solo work and as a founding member of The Poozies. In 2014, she was a finalist in the BBC One talent contest The Voice, finishing in joint second place.

The R’n’Beatles If you have ever wondered what it would have been like to witness the birth of arguably the world’s greatest band, then now’s your chance to find out. The R’n’Beatles specialise in performing Beatles songs from the legendary Cavern Club and Hamburg era.

Retrostate Turn it Up is the opening release by Retrostate for the launch of their brand new label Rubicon Recordings. They are best described as a synthesis of 70’s-80’s soul funk, served up on a bedrock of solid 21st century dance beats. Brought to you with a well rounded remix package with something for everyone.

There will also be a whole host of children’s activities, a wide range of food stalls, drinks tents, a VIP area and more.

For updated information on the Festival including artist announcements, guidelines, timings and more, please keep an eye on this page or visit our Facebook page:


  • £30 – Full price tickets from 10am 29th February
  • Children 5 and under – Free
  • Children 6-17 years – £8
  • Under 18’s must be accompanied by a paying adult!
  • Limited Parking available at £5.00 per vehicle — To book parking only please click here

VIP packages available:

  • VIP Tickets £110.00 – (MAX 200)
  • Include FREE PARKING — Please note to secure your free VIP parking you must email
  • All you can eat Lunch Buffet, Afternoon Tea and all you can eat Evening Buffet
  • PLUS – FREE Carlsberg & House Wine ALL DAY


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