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The Core Theatre Solihull

Central Library Homer Road | Solihull, Solihull B91 3RG, England
+44 121 704 6962
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Excellent Venue

Recently refurbished centre in the centre of Solihull. Extensive library with an arts venue, good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Solihull, United Kingdom
Half term visit

I visited for the first time with my daughter to see a youth ballet performance of Alice in... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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A multi-purpose arts venue in the heart of Solihull town centre. The Core Theatre comprises a 336 seat raked theatre fully equipped technically with stage flying system, sound and lighting. A smaller multi-use Studio seating up to 130 is equipped for small scale theatrical presentations, music events, workshops, walk-in conferences and day sales etc. The Courtyard Gallery and Art Space is an exhibition space as well as an area for creative activities, which is also available for hire. Contact us to hire any of the spaces. The busy venue hosts a varied mix of professional and amateur events including music, drama, comedy and dance. Most areas are available to hire and successful events are held almost every night ranging from local drama groups to national commercial promoters who find The Core Theatre a thriving, successful venue with loyal and supportive audiences. See hire pages for details of How to hire. The venues’ eatery ENCORE serves hot and cold snacks and drinks plus full catering for functions and events. Box Office is just across the main foyer of our modern, accessible building which is shared with Solihull Central Library and Solihull Connect the one-stop-shop facility for Solihull Council as well as the other new teams and groups recently arriving into Solihull's flagship community venue and information hub.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Central Library Homer Road | Solihull, Solihull B91 3RG, England
+44 121 704 6962
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently refurbished centre in the centre of Solihull. Extensive library with an arts venue, good cafe and excellent theatre. Good view from all seats and very diverse programme. Definitely worth watching out for coming events.

Thank harveymj43
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I visited for the first time with my daughter to see a youth ballet performance of Alice in Wonderland. It was a great performance and the venue is lovely - very clean and well maintained, good range of refreshments and step outside to find yourself...More

Thank GemmaN23
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We went to see the New Amen Corner group the were very good some of the band members were famous in the 60s they played all 60s music a small theatre but perfect view of the stage a wonderful enjoyable night

Thank keith c
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Some really good acts including excellent tribute bands. Very comfortable and a very low prices makes for a an entertaining but inexpensive evening.

Thank glnicholls
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The ability to see the stage clearly is a great one for any theatre. But the seats are very small and cramped, making the experience very uncomfortable for anybody not tiny. Like my wife and I.

Thank Mick M
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is my local theatre and I have just realised that I don't appreciate it enough! Good things about it..easy parking within Touchwood shopping complex. Nice size of venue, pleasant staff, comfortable seats, very bright and breezy entrance and bar ( although bright colours may...More

Thank gwynshees
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We visit this venue as often as we can for live music events. It has a lovely compact, but not cramped, auditorium with great views of the stage. The staff are all very friendly, and efficient, especially Nigel's front of house team. We'll return as...More

Thank DGriff54
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The Core has a great friendly feel to it as soon as you walk in the door. Members of staff are friendly and helpful and this always add to the experience. The cafe is very professional serving fresh light bites and wonderful cakes. The triple...More

Thank Andy and Kath M
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Having visited the theatre many times the improvements that have been made make for an overall good night out. Good facilities include a cafe, easy accessible toilets and easy access to the auditorium. The seats are comfortable and the hand rails give extra help for...More

Thank Lindyloo2014
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Malcolm Stent hilarious as always. Fabulous to watch the little kids. My daughter was assistant stage manager.

Thank 821sara
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Questions & Answers
7 July 2016|
Response from Katherine H | Property representative |
Hi ChrisErnie3, Thanks for your question. There is no booking fee when purchasing in person at the Box Office, we do however charge a £1.50 booing fee per transaction when booking online or over the phone. If you have any... More
Anne B
5 January 2016|
Response from mrsmarieanne | Property representative |
Hello Anne The pie and chips are available before the show. You can book your pre-show meal by contacting the box office on 0121-704-6962.