We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 126 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 73
  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
  • 2
  • 1
A pleasant environment.

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Solihull, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 126: English reviews
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 those who may need help going up or down the stars in the auditorium. A... More 

Thank Lindyloo2014
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank 821sara
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 will be back to see All Folk'd Up and if you like Irish music and... More 

Thank Maureen C
Solihull, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
117 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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 had a big piece of fruit cake which was very rich and moist. She really... More 

Thank Sheiyla F
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
106 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 was not in use on this particular evening.The theatre is a good size and is... More 

Thank Alan W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
94 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 salad, not much filling, inadequate for the price but I won't return. On the plus... More 

Thank Rachel H
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 old fashioned greasy spoon cafe. Its open no cosy areas to have a private chat,... More 

Thank PG566
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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.

Thank RobPort1
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
501 reviews
228 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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 

Thank MRB01
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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.

Thank david t

Travellers who viewed The Core Theatre Solihull also viewed

Tanworth-in-Arden, Solihull
Solihull, West Midlands

Been to The Core Theatre Solihull? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Core Theatre Solihull and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Core Theatre Solihull staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?