Box Office Opening Hours
The Box Office is located within the main foyer of The Core (look for our orange walls) and the normal opening hours are as follows:
Please note that our box office hours have changed.
Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 3pm (on Wednesdays we will open at 10am to coincide with the opening hours of the Core Building)
* During panto the hours will differ as there are shows throughout the day. When there is a show on in the theatre, the Box Office will re-open 90 mins prior to the start of the performance. A 24-Hour answerphone operates out of hours and during busy periods, please leave your name and contact number with a brief message.
For tickets and enquiries contact 0121 704 6962, email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CORE THEATRE (formerly known as Solihull Arts Complex)
Please note: Train and bus timetables can be found within the Library section of The CORE.
Tickets sold online are subject to a £1.50 transaction charge per order (not a credit card charge) which relates to the fees charged by third party specialist ticketing company Tickets.Com who handle online sales for this venue with the highest levels of confidentiality and data protection standards. Customers who don't wish to pay the online transaction fee should buy over the phone/counter. Postage can be added for an extra £1.50 per order, It takes at least 7 - 10 working days for tickets to be processed and sent through the post and many customers simply leave them for collection.
The front rows are not available online - book these via Box Office.
Reservations, bookings, and payments can be made by telephone via credit/debit card.
Tickets can be posted out (add £1.50 per booking -see above) or held for collection. Call 0121 704 6962.
Send a letter clearly stating show, date and tickets required. Enclose cheque (made payable to Solihull MBC). Do not send cash through the post. Enclose a stamped, addressed envelope or add £1.50 postage and admin (per booking, not per ticket). Where no SAE or £1.50 is included, tickets will remain with Box Office for collection.
Post to: Box Office, THE CORE THEATRE, Library Square, Touchwood, Homer Road, Solihull B91 3RG.
Purchases can be made by cash, cheque or credit/debit card at the Box Office located just inside the foyer at THE CORE main entrance. There is no fees or charges applied to counter sales.
Reduced legroom: Please be aware that following our theatre refurbishment and new seating the side seats on the back row P1-7 & P24-30 are NO LONGER REDUCED LEGROOM and only seat P7 has less legroom that normal. The centre of the back row (shown blank on the plan here) is a sound desk, but this doesn't impede view or sound in any way.
Front Row - These are sold via Box Office to manage wheelchair access. We recommend those who need wheelchair seats or are unable to climb stairs to book early.
Please check for availability with Box Office, as the website plan will show these seats as unavailable.
Access For All
Please notify us if you have any specific requirements when booking tickets and we can advise on the most suitable seats. There are wheelchair facilities and an induction loop fitted in the Theatre and at the Box Office, please switch hearing aids to position 't'.
Guide dogs are welcome anywhere within the building. A taped version, or large print version of this brochure is available upon request. Details of Signed performances (by BSL interpreters) are contained within show information.
Further information is available about accessibility of the venue for people with disabilities.
Carer's seats at The Core Theatre
The Core Theatre works in partnership with Solihull Carers Centre. Carer's cards are issued by them, and this then entitles the registered Carer to a free ticket in order to accompany our audience members to shows and events within the venue. Once the Carer's card number has been registered with our Box Office, the customer records are amended to show this and it's not necessary to keep producing the card each time you attend.
When registering for free Carer's seats, or requesting a free Carer's ticket for the first time, please have your Carer's Card number to hand when you are buying tickets. Equivalent cards from other areas i.e. Birmingham or Coventry are accepted as part of this process. For details on Solihull Carer's Centre - see their website at www.solihullcarers.org
If you are not resident in the local area, you will be asked to complete a form outlining how you qualify for a Carer's ticket and Box Office staff may need to pass your request to a supervisor who will call you as soon as possible.
Existing arrangements with paid Carer's such as residential home groups bookings or similar remain available.
Concession tickets are available for many shows for:- Senior Citizens, Children (up to 16), Full-Time students, Disabled and Unwaged. Please state which concession you require at time of booking. Concessions and discounts are not offered for all shows and are at the discretion of promoters of shows and not the venue itself. Staff may request proof of entitlement for certain concessions.
This means you do not have a numbered seat, ticketholders choose their seats on a ‘first come’ basis when admitted into the Studio or Theatre for the show. Other than wheelchair users, you cannot guarantee or pre-select your preferred seat.
Ticketing Terms and Conditions: