Solihull Arts Complex

A Safe Reopening at The Core Theatre

A Safe Reopening at The Core Theatre
posted 30 Jul 2021

We are delighted that we are now able to welcome everyone back to The Core Theatre Solihull. We have missed you, and are looking forward to having audiences back in the building for our upcoming film & live theatre programme, as well as exercise classes and Encore café dining.


Keeping Our Customers Safe

The safety and well-being of our customers and colleagues is our primary concern, and so we have taken steps to ensure that it’s simple to protect yourself and others when visiting The Core Theatre and Encore Café.

We encourage visitors to The Core wear a mask or other suitable face covering whilst in the building. This does not apply to customers seated in Encore.



Theatre, Foyer and Box Office

For shows beyond 1 September 2021, any social distancing and wearing of masks, will be subject to guidance given at the time.

Customers are encouraged to provide Test & Trace details for their own safety. The easiest way to do so is to scan our QR Code using the NHS app on your smartphone, but please ask if you are unsure.

We have hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities available, and ask that customers use these regularly. 


 Encore Cafe

Encore Cafe Bar currently offers table service for ordering and payment, serving Fairtrade fresh coffee, tea and a selection of food. 

Following the success of our outdoor dining and takeaway offer, we will be continuing to provide friendly table service in our outdoor seating area. Solihull BID have revamped Theatre Square with additional chalets and benches, where you can sit and enjoy our takeaway options.

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 have had to limit exercise classes to 12 people. (We are hoping to increase this number in September). We have 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.

We advise participants to wear a face mask until they are in their allocated square, then masks can be removed.

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

In order to properly sanitise our Studio between classes, we have had to limit the number of sessions available. Classes are timed throughout the day to allow a thorough cleaning and ventilation regime.  We’ve allowed up to 1 hour between classes to allow us to fully ventilate the Studio, sweep and mop floors and wipe down furniture. We are aware how popular our classes are, and looking to increase the number of classes in September.  



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What's On at The Core Theatre?

We are excited to have launched a brand new film programme at The Core Theatre Solihull. This is an introductory season of film and as we’re working on future programming, we always appreciate feedback. Please visit the Film section of our website to see what films we have planned.

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.