South Hill Park

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South Hill Park’s Provision for Schools

Inspiring and enriching the lives of young people through the creative arts.

South Hill Park has a strong commitment to providing artistic opportunities for young people from every walk of life. We strive to afford schools the chance to enrich their students lives by providing high-quality and engaging artistic opportunities.

South Hill Park can also help your school to stand out from the crowd and enhance your requirement for students spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

By combining education with the arts, we are always finding new ways of engaging with young people – providing exciting learning opportunities here at South Hill Park and by visiting schools. We work with some of the best companies, artists and creative tutors in the industry who share a desire to inspire young people through the creative arts.

Below are just some of the ways we work with schools:

  • Bespoke workshops and classes – in schools and at our venue.
  • Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest and Macbeth workshops in schools, to coincide with South Hill Park productions.
  • Tours of the Arts Centre and Wilde Theatre.
  • Talks with industry professionals and South Hill Park staff.
  • Ticket discounts to make the best work affordable for school trips (£9 tickets available for schools on many productions).
  • Provide workshops and Q&A sessions with visiting and touring companies.
  • Provide pre-show and post-show discussions with directors and producers. 

Educational workshops KS2-KS5 (8-18yrs)

Delivered by professional arts practitioners, our creative workshops are designed to enhance your curriculum, support learning and encourage independent and collaborative approaches.

From theatre to visual arts workshops, we are able to offer your school a specialised active-learning experience that will inspire, enrich and engage all ages and abilities.

For further information, or to book, please contact our Learning and Participation Coordinator, Becky Jones, at

South Hill Park is always on the look out for new ways to collaborate and engage with schools and is always open to suggestions. If you are a teacher, or a representative for a school / university / education establishment of any kind, and would like to discuss potential ideas, we would love to meet you.

Please contact our Associate Director of Learning and Participation, Mark Hooper or our Learning and Participation Coordinator, Becky Jones

Click here for a PDF of South Hill Park’s Schools and Group Bookings Policy

Please view the video below to to see the drama and samba workshops we ran for 180 students at King’s Academy Prospect in July 2022.

The feedback was amazing:

It was a pleasure to have Mark, Tash and Paul with us. The students had a fabulous time and they enjoyed their Drama and Music workshops. Ms E Akrivopoulou – Subject Lead for Drama

This was such a fantastic experience! The drama workshop was excellent and I worked with people I trusted. It was an effective and inspirational break from our lessons. Ellie – student

Work Experience

Work Experience at South Hill Park offers students the chance to learn about the inner workings of an Arts Centre. You will have the opportunity to be placed in various departments, such as Learning & Participation, Marketing, Box Office and more.

We offer 5 day placements during the week (Mon-Fri, 10-5pm). These usually take place from March-July. We recommend applying in Dec-Jan as placements are secured on a first come, first served basis.

Occasionally, we are able to offer five-day Theatre Work Experience and Creative Arts Work Experience placements in April, July and November where students will work as a Workshop Assistant on our young people’s workshops. These are subject to availability and capacity of our teams, please enquire for further information.

It is our priority to ensure that young people feel heard, included and are able to access work opportunities to improve their well-being, up skill and be part of the community. We are always open to hearing from young people on how we can improve what we offer.

To apply, just fill in the application form here.

If you’d like to apply for Work Experience in a different format (voice note, video etc), please email

Please note that we receive many applications for Work Experience. Where possible, we will try to place you or recommend other organisations you can apply to.