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It really made such a difference to feel that we were being looked after and to be given the confidence that everything was under control – nothing seemed too much trouble for anyone and it made our experience all the more enjoyable.

Lynette Stephenson, Academy of Dance

South Hill Park Arts Centre has a number of spaces for hire that are perfect for community groups and productions. Whether you are seeking somewhere to host a weekly group, looking for a rehearsal space or want a venue for your community production, we have the perfect space for you.

Our mansion rooms are ideal for weekly group practices, and already well used by groups including Artemis College, Peer Productions and our very own South Hill Park Presents community theatre group.

Our 325 seat Wilde Theatre and more intimate 50 seat Studio Theatre are well equipped and extremely popular with local performance groups including Park Opera, East Berkshire Operatic Society (EBOS) and the Lynette Stephenson Academy of Dance who hire them for their regular public performances.

Room Hire Costs

Mansion Rooms Hire

One off hire of one of our mansion rooms at South Hill Park starts from £30 per hour +VAT, including the use of tables and chairs, a piano, room set up and access to flip charts and projector (subject to availability, +surcharge).

Theatre Hire Package includes:

  • Full box office facilities (including 24 hour online booking)
  • Brochure entry (include image, show details and editorial — subject to publicity deadlines. Please check on booking.)
  • Website listing
  • A poster displayed in our foyer (subject to space)
  • Sales data reporting
  • In-house technicians
  • Stewards for each performance

Talk to us about pre-performance meals for children and young people involved in a production (minimum of 20).

Please contact via email our Hospitality team or call 01344 413514 for rates and information.

Room Capacities

To give you a better idea of our capacities, please see our room layout capacities below to help you decide which of our rooms would be suitable for your meeting, reception or wedding party.

We are also able to provide equipment for your events, available on request.

To check room hire costs and availability, please contact us on 01344 413514 or email

Room Name SqM Max. Standing Max. Dining Max. Dining Max. Seated
(up to) (up to) (up to) (up to)
5ft tables. 8-10 seated per table 6ft tables. 10-12 seated per table Theatre style
Cellar Bar 77 120 69 63
Coach House 146 240 130 120 146
Dance Studio 103 120 92 85 103
Garden Room 64 100 57 52 63
McAllister’s  41 60 36 33 46
Mirror Gallery 58 90 52 48 56
Multimedia 1 35 60 31 28 27
Recital Room 72 120 64 59 81
Studio 1 30 60 31 28 27
Studio 2 53 60 47 43 50
Studio 3 34 60 30 28 27
Tall Hall 64 100 57 62 72
Terrace Room 48 80 43 39 44