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RARE Productions High School Musical Auditions

RARE Productions High School Musical Auditions Visiting company RARE Productions will hold open auditions for their production of High School Musical at South Hill Park from Thu 2 - Sat 4 Feb 2023. Auditions will take place at South Hill Park on Fri 30 Sept & Sun...

South Hill Park’s July Newsletter

July Newsletter Jack and the Beanstalk cast reveal We are very excited to announce that Michael Ayiotis and Paul Toulson will return to our pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, this Christmas. Michael has performed with us in many previous shows including Madagascar...

Director for Kinky Boots 2023

Director for Kinky Boots 2023 South Hill Park is looking for an experienced director of musical theatre to help stage its Easter 2023 musical Kinky Boots and confidently lead a large, professional creative and technical team through the production process. With a...

South Hill Park’s June Newsletter

June Newsletter Simon Evans on sale soon Simon Evans is coming to South Hill Park on Sat 29 Oct with his show The Work of the Devil. Simon Evans’ last show, Genius 2.0 provided a hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life....

South Hill Park’s May Newsletter

May Newsletter The Festival of Food and Music celebrates the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Our popular Festival of Food and Music is back this summer, running from Fri 3 – Sun 5 June. This year we celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with live music from every decade of...

South Hill Park’s April Newsletter

April Newsletter Shrek The Musical has begun The wait is finally over and our Easter production Shrek The Musical started this week. The entire team have been working endlessly over the last few months to bring such a fantastic production to all audiences and it is...

Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s production of Hay Fever by Noël Coward

Studio Theatre Company Hay Fever auditions After the success of Rope in June 2021 the Studio Theatre Company returns to the Wilde Theatre stage for a limited run of this hilarious & absolutely classic Noël Coward play, Hay Fever. Auditions are on Tue 10 & Wed...

Visit from photography students at South Hill Park

Visit from photography students at South Hill Park  Last month South Hill Park had the pleasure of working with photography students from Bracknell and Wokingham College to create new and exciting content for our Courses and Workshops. This was a great opportunity for...

Recycling Incentive Scheme Offers

South Hill Park's Recycling Incentive Scheme Offers We are delighted to support Bracknell Forest Recycling Incentive Scheme by offering reduced pricing using your points. Cinema ticket offer - Recycling Incentive Scheme members receive South Hill Park members price on...

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...



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South Hill Park

Ringmead,
Bracknell,
Berkshire,
RG12 7PA
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Community Outreach

South Hill Park hosts over 300 shows, events, exhibitions, festivals 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.

Embedded into everything we do is our extensive work in the community – with local individuals, societies and theatre companies.

One recent example is the Wilde Week 2022 children’s festival where we delivered over 60 workshops to 580 students, from six different schools, in just five days. Take a look at the video below.

Park & Gardens

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

Arts Programme

Over 185,000 people participate in our arts programme annually which includes; theatre, dance, music, workshops and cinema.

Community Programme

Over 5000 people take part in our community programme – comprising of groups and classes for adults, children and young people – inspiring a lifelong love of arts and culture.

We develop artists of tomorrow by providing LAMDA classes and support participants to achieve their potential and obtain recognised qualifications which carry UCAS points.

In-house Theatre

We host 21 amateur theatre and music groups each year and create 4 to 6 in-house productions annually, including our popular pantomine – offering the community the chance to audition and perform.

Our South Hill Park productions 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.

Exhibitions

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

Schools

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 help support Pupil Premium students access the arts.

Learning and Participation

Over 2000 people take part in our community learning and participation activities each year. This includes our Wild Young Producers and Wilde Young Programmers group which provides 15-20 year olds with training and hands-on experience working in a professional venue.

In addition, Wilde About Arts is an accessible arts class for young people, 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 each other, to new ideas and to 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 young performers between the ages of 16-19, hosting 45 students annually (and 1100 in total so far).

Volunteers

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


We’ve had a busy couple of years in the Learning Department at South Hill Park Arts Centre, so we’ve made a short video to celebrate 24 months of creativity – pre and post pandemic.

We have a new strategy for 2022-25 that we can’t wait to share with you in the New Year.

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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