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The Core Theatre Solihull

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Address: Central Library Homer Road | Solihull, Solihull B91 3RG, England
Phone Number: 44-121-704-6962

A multi-purpose arts venue in the heart of Solihull town centre. The Core...

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.

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A lovely small theatre

I have attended 3 events at this theatre. I really like it, the seats are very comfortable, the bar and the loos are very "convenient". It has a car park almost underneath and a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have attended 3 events at this theatre. I really like it, the seats are very comfortable, the bar and the loos are very "convenient". It has a car park almost underneath and a only a short walk to the theatre. It is big enough to attract good and interesting acts while every seat I have had has been excellent.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

A refurbished theatre showing a wide variety of shows. Parking is convenient and under cover. Wherever you sit in the theatre you will always get a decent view. We enjoy taking the grand children to the Christmas pantomimes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Went to see a comedy show. Everyone from the Box Office to the bar staff were smiling and the theatre is nice inside with purple seats and carpets. There's quite a wide range of performances in their booklet, so we would definitely book up for the Autumn - they do pre-show meals that can be pre-ordered but we had already... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I visited last night and was impressed. The ticket prices are very reasonable and there is no booking fee. The seats have a good amount of leg room and there is good disabled access. The acoustics are fab :)

Thank AnnabelFW
Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

The recently refurbished and renamed Core Theatre in Solihull is a jewel waiting to be discovered if you not visited before. The venue puts on a variety of shows from local productions to Nationally touring events to cater for all tastes. Always providing good quality entertainment at excellent prices. Arrive early and enjoy a pre show drink, it is cheaper... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a really good venue and is excellent value for money - good selection of cakes, snacks and light meals. Not seen quite as crowded as some café restaurants in the town - worth a visit.

Thank Ian T
Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is a typical local theatre venue, small but in excellent condition, [ recently been refurbished, ] with very comfortable seating and good viewing, from all areas. There are always a good selection of shows being performed here and prices are usually quite reasonable, [ around £20 for most shows.] There is a small café area, where you can get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We visited for the first time recently to see a musical show. Easy parking at Touchwood, up the escalator then short walk across the square into the cafe and theatre. Couldn't be easier. Clean, smart cafe and toilets and very well laid out auditorium with good slope so no dodging heads. Will definately visit again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Nice small local theatre. Comfy seats with a good amount of room in the seats, decent legroom and a good rake so the view is clear. This theatre should be packed every night, and if the acts were a little more mainstream / better known I'm sure it would be. There are currently too many tribute acts on the programme,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Went to see The Neale's here Saturday night the show was excellent and the intimate theatre looked fresh in rich purple and white . There is a light and airy ground floor cafe serving meals and drinks reasonably priced ,shame they didn't add more women's toilets there are only 5 on the ground floor and 3 upstairs plus 1 disabled... More 


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