Solihull Arts Complex

Hiring The Studio

Hiring The Studio

The Studio is a multi-purpose room which can be used for meetings, workshops, small scale performances, information events and conferences. The venue is equipped with multi media presentation equipment, and a PA and lighting systems.

The hire charge for the Studio is on a session basis. Two levels of charges apply:

- The local rate – applied to not for profit/charity organisations
- Commercial rate – applied to commercial ventures

 Studio Hire Costs

Your hire period is per session.

Studio Local Rate Commercial Hire
Session Hire* 2021/22 - £380 2021/22 - £585

Please note the Studio hire charges quoted are non-vatable, however if  your event is a performance or requires technical support it will be subject to VAT at 20%

Session Hiring Information download. 


Studio Performance Hire Information

Your hire period is per session, or per week. Hire charges include; Technical support, Front of House and Encore Bar staffing for all performances.

For equipment hire, ticketing, brochure entry and marketing see separate charges. 

Studio  Local Rate
Commercial Hire
Performance Session Hire* 2021/22 - £456 2020/21 - £702

Please note all hire prices for performances and events requiring technical support in the Studio are inclusive of VAT.

Prices subject to change on 1st April each year. 

Performances will be charged at the full session rate. Additional hours required outside the normal session times for get ins/get outs or rehearsals will be charged pro rata at the relevant session price. 

*Standard Session Times

- 9am - 1pm or
- 1.30pm - 5.30pm or
- 6pm - 11pm


Performance Studio Hiring Information download


For performances in the Studio the following charges apply:

Additional Charges for Performance Session Hire

Equipment Hire Packages 

Package Contents Daily Rate
Live PA system with an operator for the event inclusive of  all relevant systems & microphones vocal & instrument
excludes radio mics


Performing Rights Society (PRS)

For all events where music is played a Performing Rights Society charge will be passed on to the hire based upon a percentage of the net box office as follows:

- Variety/pantomime 2% of net Box Office
- Popular music 4% of net box office plus VATClassical music 5.5% of net Box Office
- Dance displays to pre-recorded backing music – set fee of £42 plus VAT per performance

Selling Tickets

All tickets for events at The Core Theatre must be produced by the venue's Box Office system, hirers cannot supply their own tickets. There is a ticketing administration charge of £42 per performance. This includes:

- Supply of tickets sales from our Box Office
- Inclusion of your event on The Core Theatre's website
- An online ticketing facility.

There is no commission charge on tickets sold, but credit card commission is deducted at source where applicable.

Please note that all additional charges are inclusive of VAT at 20%.

Ticketing & Publicity form download. 



Any sales made at the venue as part of show merchandising will be subject to the following commission:

- 10% if hirer sells goods
- 15% if Core Theatre staff sell goods



The fully licensed Encore eatery can provide a range of catering options to compliment your event from pre or post show parties, buffets and beverages for meetings, to drinks receptions. 

Encore is open every day from 9am - 4pm Monday to Saturday.
Encore will open for Evening, Sundays and Bank Holiday performances. 

Please contact the Hospitality and Catering Manager to discuss your requirements further: 
Tel: 0121 704 6813 or e-mail: 


To discuss dates and hire arrangements please contact the following:
Venue Hire Enquiries; 0121 704 6754/6961
Or e-mail: