Solihull Arts Complex

Box Office & Tickets

Box Office & Tickets

Box Office Opening Hours 

Whilst the main theatre auditorium at The Core remains temporarily closed we have altered our Box Office hours to the following:

Monday - 9.30am-1.30pm

Tuesday to Friday – 10am-1.30pm

Saturday & Sunday – Closed


To contact Box Office, call 0121 704 6962 or email

Outside of these hours, please use our website ( to book tickets or leave us a message on our 24-hour answerphone, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  Sometimes when our staff are very busy during opening hours, the answerphone will click in, but staff do listen to messages as soon as they can.  Please don't leave multiple messages.

Before a live performance, the box office will re-open 90 minutes before the show and stay open until the performance begins.

Before a film, the Core building will re-open 60 minutes before the screening and tickets for the film will be available to purchase from the Café Bar.



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 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. 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.

Please call Box Office to discuss seating if you have mobility or access issues.

By Phone

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.

By Post

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, Theatre Square, Touchwood, Homer Road, Solihull B91 3RG.

Call in

Purchases can be made by credit/debit card, cash or cheque at the Box Office located just inside the foyer at THE CORE main entrance. There are no fees or charges applied to counter sales.  Our current opening hours are: 9.30am - 2.30pm, Monday to Saturday (with a 10am start on Wednesdays).


Seating Plan

Theatre seating plan: click here to view the plan.

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.

Further information is available about accessibility of the venue for people with disabilities.


Carer 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, you will need to scan/photograph the card and send to This only needs to be done once as details will then be kept on record. 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  

If you are not resident in the local area, there are other cards you may already have, or can easily obtain, to enable you to access free Carer seats. Our carer seat policy is available to view online or download. Please call Box Office if you wish to discuss this. 


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.

Unreserved Seating
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:

  • Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded except in the case of a cancelled show. 
  • Although refunds were permitted during the pandemic period, from 1 August 2022, our non-refund policy applies regarding refunds of ticket sales due to illness including Covid.
  • The information contained within the seasonal brochure was correct at the time of going to press. Unforeseen circumstances, however may result in changes to the published programme or named performers. Please check with Box Office.
  • Duty Managers retain the right to refuse admission and latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.
  • Photography/audio-visual recording of any kind during a performance is strictly forbidden.
  • If a performance is cancelled or abandoned for reasons beyond the venue’s control liability is limited to the price of the ticket.
  • Children over 18 months must have their own ticket/seat - this is due to fire regulations.
  • Babies in arms under 18 months are welcome in the venue, but parents should temporarily leave the auditorium to settle their child if they distract or disturb other members of the audience. Pushchairs cannot be taken into the auditorium and parents should ask staff regarding storage during a performance, these items are left at the owner’s risk.
  • Some shows may include pyrotechnics or strobe lighting - please ask if this is a concern for you.
  • For tickets sold on behalf of a third party, the ticket outlet is acting merely as a retailer of this ticket at the request of the promoter and accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss incurred by ticketholders if the event does not take place in whole or in part as advertised.