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,...

Calling all 8-18yr olds to audition for this year’s Pantomime, Cinderella (2021)

Panto Auditions – Junior Ensemble Want to be in panto? Oh yes, you do! Audition for South HiIl Park’s in-house pantomime production this Christmas Cinderella (Fri 26 Nov 2021 – Mon 3 Jan 2022). We are looking for 30 young performers who can dance, sing and act to form...



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Cinema Information

Cinema at South Hill Park

Housed in a beautifully preserved room on the ground floor of South Hill Park Arts Centre we have a dedicated digital cinema specialising in independent cinema. We also show blockbuster hits and live streamed theatre for the pleasure of our audience.

With it’s homely style and just 60 seats, our cinema is the perfect place to enjoy the very best in film.

Don’t miss our weekly special features: Bringing in Baby and Silver Screening.

Live Streamed Theatre and Events

Enjoy some of the most talked-about productions from London’s National Theatre, the Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera House, the Bolshoi and other world renowned performance companies live via satellite at South Hill Park.

Filmed in high definition and broadcast live for one night only, these screenings put you in the best seats in the house – without you having to travel miles and at a fraction of the cost. From Shakespeare to new drama, you’ll experience all the excitement and atmosphere of an evening at some of the world’s greatest theatres.

Broadcasts feature a complete live production, from curtain up to curtain down, plus special behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with cast and crew.

We also show recorded and encore performances for those who are unable to make it to the live screening.

Please book early for live screenings as they are rather popular!

What films are currently showing?

Don’t miss out! See what’s on in our cinema this week and beyond.

Bringing in Baby (BiB)

Our weekly screenings especially for parents and carers with babies under 12 months.

Our Bringing in Baby Screenings are most Friday mornings at 10.30am. Tickets for parents and carers are just £7.50 and include a free seat for your child.

Bring along your little one and enjoy a friendly and relaxed cinema atmosphere where it’s okay for your baby to make noise and move around. Watch some of the best new film releases, screened with the lights up a touch and the sound down a little, just for the comfort of your youngsters.

Please note only an adult with a baby (up to 12 months) will be admitted.

Buggy parking, baby changing and bottle warming facilities are also available.

Silver Screening (si)

This is a weekly screening dedicated to our retired customers (Fridays at 2.30pm). Tickets are £7.50 each.

Hard of Hearing (HoH)

These are occasional screenings (usually Friday mornings at 11.30am) with English subtitles for the hard of hearing.

Dementia Friendly Screenings

In partnership with South Hill Park, Bracknell Film Society is delighted to present Dementia Friendly Screenings – specially designed cinema screenings for people living with dementia and their carers.

With lights left on low and sound levels reduced, these relaxed screenings of specially selected films will be in the afternoon on the second Monday of each month.

Doors open at 1.30pm for a 2pm start with a short interval taking place during the screening. Complimentary refreshments will be provided after each film screening.

Tickets are £5.50 and all staff and volunteers coordinating the screenings are Dementia Friends.


The Cinema has a Sennheiser infra-red system installed. There are headsets available for use with or without a hearing aid.

Please inform the Box Office of your requirements when booking.

Please be aware that there is a £5 deposit on the night.


The cinema is accessible to those with mobility problems. If you use a wheelchair, please advise our Box Office when booking. A helper accompanying a wheelchair user gets a complimentary ticket.

Cinema Snack Pack

£7 for a hot drink or soft drink, bag of sweets and an ice cream when you present your cinema ticket at the Atrium Bar & Restaurant.

Meal Deals for Bringing in Baby and Silver Screening Customers

Our Bringing in Baby and Silver Screening customers can enjoy a free tea, coffee or hot chocolate when they buy a piece of cake either before or after the screening in our popular Atrium Bar and Restaurant.

Or why not bring a friend and join us for a sumptuous fish and chips lunch for £20 for two meals (usually £12 per portion). Fridays only, between 12noon & 3pm and 5 & 8pm.

Simply show your cinema ticket at the bar when ordering either of these fantastic deals.

Cinema Seating plan

Please find below the seating plan for the cinema. Click to expand.

Cinema Hire

The cinema is available for commercial hire. Email for details.


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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