South Hill Park

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Volunteering at South Hill Park

South Hill Park Arts Centre is dedicated to developing artists and people with an interest in visual and dramatic arts. Alongside our day to day arts programme we also actively engage with volunteers, offering a unique opportunity to gain experience with individual departments across the organisation.

Our Volunteer Front of House Assistants (Stewards) are extremely important to us and make a significant contribution to the smooth running of the Arts Centre by helping to assist our customers in an informed and friendly manner. As the public face of South Hill Park Arts Centre they welcome visitors into our performance spaces and are the first point of contact between the organisation and the public.

Joining South Hill Park Arts Centre as a Front of House volunteer would ideally suit those that have an interest in the arts, enjoy working with the public and as part of a team.

We also have a number of volunteers who help us behind the scenes in our offices (including Administration and Marketing) and in our Technical/Backstage department. Perhaps you are a student looking for a career in Arts Marketing or as a Press Officer, or a stay-at-home parent looking to put your valuable career skills to good use for a few hours a week while the kids are at school. Or maybe you just love helping out and relish the idea of getting some paint on your hands working with our set designer.

If you have a keen interest or are skilled in any of the many functions needed to keep South Hill Park running smoothly, we’d be happy to hear from you!

How to Apply

Behind the Scenes

If you are interested in volunteering to work behind the scenes here at South Hill Park, please contact our Operations Team at

All other department contact information can be found on our Contact Page.

Community Outreach

It costs £25,000 a week to keep South Hill Park open, allowing us to run our vast community outreach programme


We welcome 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 activities

In-house Productions

We host 21 amateur theatre and music groups each year, and produce up to 6 in-house productions annually to help encourage local talent


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

Dementia Friendly Screenings

We show 12 dementia-friendly screenings a year in our cinema, specially-designed for people living with dementia and their carers

Resident Companies

We house 3 resident theatre and dance companies for young people


We support over 100 volunteers and annually provide 20 work experience places for students from the arts