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Address: Central Library Homer Road | Solihull, Solihull B91 3RG, England
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+44 121 704 6962
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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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Great venue for meetings and shows

I attended meetings there every month, comfortable seating and have attended many shows which have all been excellent. Spacious area to meet friends and have coffee.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Patricia L
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I attended meetings there every month, comfortable seating and have attended many shows which have all been excellent. Spacious area to meet friends and have coffee.

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Stavanger
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have recently been to a couple of concerts at this theatre and enjoyed both. The theatre hosts frequent events, is not too big (336 seats) therefore a good view can be had from all places. The seating is comfortable and the amenities are very good, Food and drink can be purchased in the café in the foyer. Worth a... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent facility in Solihull ,we have been many times and the new decor brightens it up along with the new cafe area.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the grandchildren enjoyed the panto. The seats were very comfortable and tipped so that everybody had a good view. Toilets and cafe upstairs on same floor as theatre accessible

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fab theatre, brill panto. The venue is lovely and with it being small, you get to see the stage from where ever you are sitting. Restaurant on site, that serves many food options and alcohol, a little pricey though! A great place to watch a show.

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Thank Alison H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We visit this fabulous theatre every year and bring along the whole family to see Malcolm Stent's pantomimes. They never fail to delight and entertain us and this year was no exception. We saw the production of Dick Whittington - such great fun, brilliant music, singers and dancers as well as an extremely talented cast. Costumes, lighting, all first class.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We went to see Dick Whittington this year at The Core as the cost at Birmingham Hippodrome was extortionate! We found the venue to be lovely and as it is small it means everyone has a good view of the stage. My daughter had never been to a Pantomime before but she loved the show - we will certainly go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I really should go more often as when I do I always enjoy it. The weakness is the quality of wine on offer. So simple to overcome. Why not ask Laithwaites to run a wine bar?

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Have a mix of different shows on and as it's not a huge place you get a really good view! The way it's set out, no matter if your seats are way back, you can still see what's happening on the stage. Nice cafe area too.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

In the Core Theatre centre, there is a very good library, and excellent theatre and as I found this morning, an excellent restaurant. I love my Full English Breakfasts, and have one a week. Today I found this special place where for £5.50, I had a fried egg, a sausage, two rashers of bacon, mushrooms, half a tomato, beans and... More 

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