Solihull Arts Complex

About The Venue

About The Venue

CURRENT NEWS: The Core Theatre and Solihull MBC have postponed all classes and courses until we are advised it is appropriate to re-start them.  Encore Café Bar remains closed during this period of National Lockdown.

The Box Office is open for telephone/online queries and sales only.  Call 0121 704 6962 or email

Our current Box Office opening hours are telephone only: 9.30am - 2.30pm Monday to Saturday for sales, refunds and queries regarding new, cancelled or postponed shows.

*Opening hours are subject to change as a result of government Covid-19 regulations


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.