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...

South Hill Park receives second lifeline grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

South Hill Park Arts Centre and Wilde Theatre in Bracknell is delighted to have received a grant of £112, 814 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen. We are among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from...

STAR 1000 – South Hill Park’s Christmas Wish

South Hill Park would like to share a huge thank you to everyone who has generously donated to our recent major fundraising campaign, including the first 100 monthly donors. The campaign was launched in June due to the impact of Covid-19 and has already raised over...



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Gateway Art Project

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Gateway is a collaborative project between Bracknell Forest Council and South Hill Park Arts Centre. It seeks to facilitate the delivery of excellent art to public spaces, while breaking down perceived elitism within the arts with community engagement, participation and communication.
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The Winner!

South Hill Park’s Mirror Gallery recently showcased maquettes, designs and videos of five artists shortlisted for a public art commission at Bracknell’s transport hub. Artists included Tim Ward, Tim Shutter, Michael Dan Archer, Samuel Zealey and Charlie Whinney.

The Public were invited to vote for their favourite piece. Nearly 900 people voted over the two month period and it can now be announced that the winner was Samuel Zealey whose work was described by voters as ‘original’ ‘striking’ and ‘pioneering’. His piece is looking to be installed at Bracknell’s transport hub this Autumn.

Samuel Zealey

“I am so thrilled to have been voted the winner for the Bracknell Public Art Commission and I look forward to working with the fantastic team at South Hill Park and Bracknell Forest Council on workshops and the sculpture project at hand. I think it is important to make thought-provoking public sculpture that deals with ideas that are refreshing and current in the 21st century. I would just like to say a quick thank you to all that voted for this piece to become a reality and I hope that the sculpture will be warmly accepted by the Bracknell community.” – Samuel Zealey

About the Design

The artist’s design Precarious Protrusion sees a layered infrastructure emerging from a bedrock, which appears to reside at ‘tipping point’. With references to a recognisable, well-loved family game, the sculpture is as playful and familiar as it is beautiful. The design relates to Bracknell primarily through regeneration – the idea of progress (the continuous building of the structure) and a tipping point, leading to a new process of building. The layers represent a visual history as it starts with archaic materials representing Bracknell’s prehistoric human occupation (e.g granite and other stones) and develops systematically through the layers to newer materials higher in the structure such copper, steel, aluminium and hardened glass.

About the Artist

Samuel Zealey graduated from an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2012 . He is now a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and produces both fine art Sculpture and Public Art.

Recent public art commissions include Helix in Spitalfields, London. Zealey won the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize in 2013, was shortlisted for The FACK! West London Art Prize, won the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprises and was nominated for Berlin Projects in association with The Art Factory Gallery and the Catlin Art Guide 2012. Zealey has exhibited with the Saatchi Gallery, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, High House Gallery, 20 Hoxton Square Gallery, Hannah Barry Gallery and has had a solo show at Tim Sheward Project. His work is collected nationally and internationally.

What’s Next…

Missed Out! MOLE workshops

Samuel Zealey will be leading, alongside South Hill Park’s Missed Out! team, visual art workshops with over 400 children from local schools in a week of workshops this July.


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