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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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Lovely light bright popular cafe with taty cakes and a lovely cup of tea.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sheiyla F
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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 had a big piece of fruit cake which was very rich and moist. She really... More 

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Thank Sheiyla F
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 was not in use on this particular evening.The theatre is a good size and is... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 salad, not much filling, inadequate for the price but I won't return. On the plus... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 old fashioned greasy spoon cafe. Its open no cosy areas to have a private chat,... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peter Aliss was very good and really funny, I grew up watching him and he didn't let us down tonight. The theatre itself is very good and the seats are really comfy, lights and sound also very good. Drink prices fair and not too expensive. I would definitely go back to see a show.

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Thank RobPort1
Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this venue for years and have even trod the boards here a few times! It is unfortunate that the auditorium is more like a lecture theatre but nevertheless you get past that and it is actually a super venue! My most recent visit was to see KOS perform my all time favourite musical Chess. The Company, crew... More 

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Thank MRB01
Solihull, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always offering a wide choice to suit most tastes in live entertainment. The main auditorium is comfortable, offering good visibility in all seats, the smaller, Studio less comfortable but more intimate. The refurbished refreshment area is an unusual choice of decor but provides all that is needed.

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Thank david t
Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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Thank Patricia L
Stavanger
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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Thank Ray P
Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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