South Hill Park Arts Centre
(image by Alex Harvey-Brown)
South Hill Park is truly the creative heart of Berkshire. Housing two theatres, the arts centre also has a dance studio, creative spaces and a cinema, set within the award-winning grounds of an 18th century mansion house in Bracknell.
In 2014, over 270,000 people passed through the doors of the arts centre to take part in one of the many activities offered. South Hill Park offers visitors over 300 shows, events and films each year, alongside a busy programme of over 250 courses and workshops.
Visitors can expect an eclectic mix of entertainment; from big-named comedians on their warm up tours to nationally renowned ballet companies, and from quality in-house drama to an annual pantomime. For those wishing to truly immerse themselves, there are a range of courses in arts and crafts, drama, dance and digital media.
South Hill Park is an arts centre with the local community at its heart offering a number of free entry festivals throughout the year, from a two-day food festival in June to a Christmas craft fair in mid November. In August 2015 over 6,000 local people congregated at South Hill Park for a one-day music festival, and more than 2,500 joined us to celebrate VE Day in May of the same year.