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...

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,...



South Hill Park

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Private Functions

Your Function, Your Way

From our arrival to when we left we were made to feel very special and everyone has said to us what a lovely place it was.

Our historical rooms and beautiful grounds make South Hill Park a popular choice for a wide variety of private functions. We can accommodate birthday celebrations, christenings, dinner parties, wakes, summer balls, Christmas parties, charity balls, music events, comedy nights and cabaret nights.

Whether you prefer the historic and peaceful feel of one of our picturesque rooms overlooking our stunning gardens, want to party the night away in our atmospheric cellar bar, or even rent one of our two theatres, we have the perfect venue for you.

The Coach House is our largest function room with space for 200 people, offering a light and airy contemporary space, including a private bar.

Menu Options

From formal sit down dinners to afternoon teas, premium buffets and BBQs, we offer a wide range of catering options. Good food, professional service and fine refreshments come as standard when you hold your special event within our beautiful 18th-century mansion and grounds.

We have a wide range of options to choose from and are always delighted to discuss ideas with you and create a package to suit! For an overview of our catering options please download our menu pack here.

To check availability, and to discuss menu options and prices, please email, call 01344 416233 or fill in an enquiry form here.

Private Cinema Screenings

Did you know that our historic 60-seat cinema is available for private screenings? Request a film on Bluray or DVD release and we will apply for the viewing licence on your behalf. More recent tiles may also be available. Please enquire for more details.

Take your party into the evening

The Cellar Bar is our prime party space for up to 100 people, boasting its own bar area and PA system which can be used to mix sound for live bands. It has its own small stage area for musicians or your own DJ. Our technical staff are available to hire, or bring your own (as long as they can provide up-to-date Public Liability Insurance).

Children’s Parties

Looking for something a bit different for your child’s next birthday party?

A creative arts-based party in our 18th century mansion house is bound to amaze your child – and our reasonable prices and delicious food will put a smile on your face too.

Children's Film Party

Price per person £19

Minimum of 30 guests

Our historic 60-seat cinema makes for the perfect Party venue – request a film on Bluray or DVD release and we will apply for the viewing licence on your behalf. More recent tiles may also be available.

Included in the Children’s Film Party:

  • Private hire (3 hours) of the cinema including decorations.
  • Party hat/blower for your guests. Tiara or fun glasses for the birthday boy or girl.
  • Snack pack during the film (sweets, drink and fruit).
  • Take away a copy of your film of choice.

After the film, we can also offer:

  • Cake and squash served in the Atrium Restaurant £5pp
  • Children’s meals including drink and ice cream from £9pp

Ceramics Arty Party

£160 for a 1.5hr session

Ages 7-11yrs and 11-18yrs

Maximum number 10

Create your own hand-made decorative piece using unfired clay which you will model, mould and then paint. The work will be glazed and fired in house and be ready for collection approximately 3 weeks after the party.

Jewellery Making Arty Party

£160 for a 1.5hr session

Ages 7-11yrs and 11-18yrs

Please note this price includes the use of metal, there will be an additional cost of £8 per guest to use silver

Maximum number 12

Parties take place in our fully equipped jewellery and silversmithing studios where children will use hammers, punches and the rolling mill to create personalised pendants or keyrings using copper or silver (see prices above) for the children to take home.

And after all the fun, don’t forget our Atrium Restaurant can cater for your little ones hungry tummies – with children’s menus from £6.95 per person.

Room Capacities

Room NameSqMMax. Standing (up to)Max. Dining 5ft tables (up to)Max. Dining 6ft tables (up to)Max. Seated Theatre style
Cellar Bar771206963-
Coach House146240130120146
Garden Room64100575263
Mirror Gallery5890524856
Recital Room72120645981
Tall Hall64100576272
Terrace Room4880433944

5ft tables seat 8-10 people per table
6ft tables seat 10-12 people per table

Community Outreach

It costs £25,000 a week to keep South Hill Park open enabling our vast community outreach


220,000 visitors annually with 185,000 participating in our Arts programme

Learning and Participation

5000 people of all ages join our courses and workshops, with 2000 students taking part in community learning and participation activities

In-house Productions

We host 21 amateur groups each year and produce up to 6 in house productions annually encouraging local talent


We provide local primary and secondary schools with workshops, classes, tours, lessons and talks with industry professionals and offer exceptional holiday activities for over 160 young people

Dementia Friendly Screenings

12 dementia friendly screenings and 12 free exhibitions a year

Amature Groups

We host 21 amateur theatre and music groups annually

Resident Companies

3 resident theatre and dance companies for young people


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

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