Solihull Arts Complex

A Safe Reopening at The Core Theatre

A Safe Reopening at The Core Theatre
posted 30 Jul 2021

Keeping Our Customers Safe

The safety and well-being of our customers and staff is our primary concern, and we're taking a common sense approach to protect everyone during opening hours at The Core.

We encourage visitors to The Core wear a mask or other suitable face covering whilst entering and walking around the venue. Whilst not compulsory, it's a sensible thing to help protect yourself and others and can be removed once seated at your event or in the Cafe Bar..


If you have tested positive or have Covid symptoms please DO NOT ATTEND but follow instructions in place. If you have recieved a 'notification' similarly, you should follow isolation guidelines.

If you are able, we highly recommend taking either a PCR or Lateral Flow test within 48 hours of attending a performance.  These are free from chemists or can be ordered online from NHS.  Currently  this is not a compulsory action to gain entry.

When attending shows or classes you're are encouraged to use the hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities available and keep a nice distance from others when in the building.

Encore Cafe

Encore Cafe Bar currently offers table service for ordering and payment, this will cease at the end of August when normal ordering will return to the front Counter.

Following the success of our outdoor dining and takeaway offer, we will continue to allow customers to take our crockery outside including into the chalets and benches provided by Solihull BID.  Please return them to the Cafe after use. If you have any special catering needs please ask, we'll certainly assist if we can.

Studio & Gallery

In order to practise effective social distancing, we've limited exercise classes to 12 people - this will rise to a maximum of 24 in September. We've allocated 3 metre squares on the Studio floor.  You should keep within your space throughout the class.

Classes must be pre-booked, and cannot be paid for on the door. Each class goes on sale at 12noon the week before the next class, and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. 

Participants should bring their own water bottle, and their own yoga mat (if required).

We operate extra deep cleaning and sanitise busy areas, ventilating as often as we can.  Our staff are working very hard behind the scenes to ensure our facilities, show and activities continue safely for all concerned.  

Everything is subject to current guidance given by Public Health England and any local guidelines which may be in place.


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 What's On at The Core Theatre?

Our Autumn programme should be available from around 20th August.  We're excited to have launched a brand new film programme at The Core Theatre  - the Autumn seasons features British Directors. See the Film section of our website and we're happy to take any suggestions for future films, themes or season ideas - particularly independant or foreign language films.

Have a look at our current list of theatre highlights, and hopefully we will see you soon! 

We're delighted to be taking part in Summer Solidays - a fun programme of Summer holiday activities for children across Solihull.