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,...



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Festivals & Fairs

Festivals & Fairs at South Hill Park

Each year South Hill Park Arts Centre, hosts a variety of regular festivals and fairs – as well as a number of pop-up events. This page will detail the regular festivals held here at South Hill Park.

South Hill Park Festival of Food and Music

The Festival of Food and Music is South Hill Park’s opportunity to showcase a wealth of music as well as a range of food and drink suppliers in the beautiful grounds of South Hill Park.

From tasty Thai and real ale, to BBQ food, craft stalls and a children’s play area – there’s something for everyone.

Music performances take place throughout the weekend whilst visitors enjoy delicious food and drink. A fantastic and unmissable event for all ages – no need to book tickets in advance; just turn up on the day and bring the sunshine!

Entry is free, but please note that stall holders will charge for food, drinks or activities.

For more information please visit the Festival of Food and Music page.

Lift Off Dance Festival

Lift Off Dance Festival is the annual dance festival held at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell since 2000.

The festival aims to offer a chance for everyone to experience dance as a participant, performer or audience member and bring together those new to dance or taking their first steps on stage, with those working in the world of professional dance as teacher, performer or choreographer.

Initially started by Bracknell Forest Council, South Hill Park took full ownership of the festival under the artistic direction of Lena Dee from 2005.

Each year the festival hosts several dance performances by the local community and professional dance companies, alongside a variety of dance workshops, dance cinema, live dance performance relays from around the globe and related dance events.

For more information see our dedicated Lift Off Dance Festival page.

South Hill Park Craft and Design Fair

The South Hill Park Craft & Design Fair is a FREE to attend, two-day event.

Enjoy some of the UK’s best handmade crafts throughout the South Hill Park mansion, and Wilde Theatre foyer, for two days in mid-November and buy directly from the artists exhibiting with us.

Around forty artists join us from all over the country to show their designs and chat with visitors. We always welcome a range of new faces, as well as a host of regulars we all know and love, including our own visual art tutors.

For more information please go to events listings and jump to November for details of this year’s event.

If you would like to be considered as an exhibitor please email Faye Tims ( with a selection of images, no more than 5MB in total, of your most recent work for consideration.

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