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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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Great view from any seat!

This is my local theatre and I have just realised that I don't appreciate it enough! Good things... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Solihull, England
Live Music Events

We visit this venue as often as we can for live music events. It has a lovely compact, but not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“arts complex” (8 reviews)
“pre show” (4 reviews)
“great venue” (8 reviews)
Central Library Homer Road | Solihull, Solihull B91 3RG, England
+44 121 704 6962
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 andyandkaths
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
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My husband and I have visited this theatre for many years and will continue to do so as they offer first class entertainment for a reasonable price. Last night we saw The Dublin Legend and two weeks ago we enjoyed The Fureys. In May we...More

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is a lovely light bright space which is very popular due to the very tasty cakes and very friendly helpful staff. Very busy and all the people around us were enjoying their food and leaving empty plates - always a good sign. My friend...More

Thank Sheiyla F
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Visited the re-branded Core theatre to see a Roy Orbison tribute act which was excellent value as was the show.The choice of colours for the walls around the toilets area is pretty awful and it was a shame that having installed an upstairs bar it...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

To even find a clear table at which to sit was impossible. We cleared one ourselves. But the chairs had food on too. Good choice of hot snacks on the menu, spuds, paninis, toasties. Order at the bar, they are delivered to your table. Tired...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The coffee shop is at the entrance to the library, I would say considering it has only recently had a make over, purple & white throughout, it sadly missed the opportunity to make the coffee area inviting to come into, it looks like a cheap...More

Thank PG566
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you pay a booking fee if you buy in person at the box office?
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
Me and my friend are booked to see dirty dancing at your theatre and wandered if you were doing the pie and chips before the show that we were told about the last time we were there. Anne Beddows
6 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.