The Core Theatre

The Core Theatre
Homer Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3RG
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Acorn Antiques – The Musical

All-singing, all-dancing version of the TV spoof.

Thu 23 Mar

Fri 24 Mar

Sat 25 Mar


Solihull Theatre Company are proud to present the Solihull premiere of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, the pop musical version of the classic Verdi opera. Spanning across the ages, it tells an epic tale of love, loyalty, and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country…

Tue 9 May

£16 / 0121 704 6962

Wed 10 May

£16 / 0121 704 6962

Thu 11 May

£16 / 0121 704 6962

…and 2 more dates until 13 May

All Folk'd Up - 2017 Tour

Please note, this performance has been rescheduled for Friday 26 May 2017. We will be in touch with all current ticket holders to notify them of the date change/offer a full refund. Introducing the most exciting young Irish band to appear in a generation! With their sound rooted deep in Irish Folk and Celtic rock, All…

Fri 26 May

£18 / 0121 704 6962

Always - Irving Berlin with Robert Haberman

The songs and life story of American composer, Irving Berlin. Award winning singer Robert Habermann returns to Solihull to sing the songs and tells the story of the man who was labeled " America's Music!" - Born in Russia in 1888, Berlin escaped to America at the age of four, becoming a singing waiter at 14, writing his…

Tue 16 May

£10 / 0121 704 6962

And Finally … Phil Collins

The band pay tribute to the ex-Genesis man.

Sat 3 Jun

£20 / 0121 704 6962

Baby I Need Your Lovin' Presents The Legends of Motown

Baby I Need Your Lovin' presents The Legends of Motown is a live (narrated in parts) story of some of the greatest names (past and present) of the Motown label between the late 50's to the 70's and a short period beyond. Within the show there are multiple costume changes choreography and incorporates 50 Motown and soul…

Fri 23 Jun

Back To The 60's

Its fab … its groovy … its back to the 60s with over 2 hours of great music featuring all the hits and more from two of the most popular bands from this great era - The Fourmost & The Dreamers. The Fourmost had their roots firmly embedded within the Mersey Beat Boom and were part of the Brian Epstein stable along with…

Thu 18 May

£18.50 (£17.50) / 0121 704 6962

Ballet Theatre UK: Alice In Wonderland

The company presents a captivating new ballet based on Lewis Carroll's much-loved children's books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

Thu 1 Jun

£18 (£17; Children £12) / 0121 704 6962

The Barron Knights

The long-running four-piece play comedy pop songs.

Thu 4 May

Billionaire Boy - Heartbreak Productions

Following on from the successful 2015 adaptation of Mr Stink (which David Walliams described as "Magnificent!"), Heartbreak Productions returns this summer with the theatrical premiere of Billionaire Boy, adapted for the outdoor stage. Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's…

Tue 25 Jul

£11 (Children £10) / 0121 704 6962

Wed 26 Jul

£11 (Children £10) / 0121 704 6962

Bringing on Back the 1960s

The New Amen Corner perform hits from the 60s.

Sat 29 Jul

£19.50 / 0121 704 6962

Bringing On Back The 60s

The hottest ticket in town has just arrived at The Core Theatre! Bringing On Back The 60s, starring The New Amen Corner with very special guest - 60s icon Mike Pender, the orginal voice of The Searchs, who's hits include 'Needles and Pins', 'When You Walk In The Room', 'Sweets For My Sweet' and 'Sugar and Spice'. Also…

Sat 29 Jul

The Chris & Pui Show!

Chris & Pui present their family show with songs, comedy sketches, a dash of magic and heaps of joining in for all the family. Familiar Chris & Pui TV characters including Incy Wincy, Twinkle, Old MacDonald, Humpty, Granny Humpty will be dropping in along with the toys - Tom, Momo, Teddington, Stuffy and Miss…

Tue 30 May

£12 (Children £10) / 0121 704 6962

Dick And Dom Live

The BAFTA-winning stars of Diddy TV, Absolute Genius With Dick & Dom, The Legend Of Dick & Dom and Dick & Dom in Da Bungalow, present an idiosyncratically whacky array of madcap challenges and audience participation games that will guarantee to have you in stitches.

Sat 22 Apr

£12 (Children £10) / 0121 704 6962

Don't Dribble on the Dragon

An adventure about friendship featuring a magical dragon.

Sat 27 May

£9.50 / 0121 704 6962

Dotty The Dragon

Dotty is a baby Fire Dragon. She lives in a dusty old castle with her grumpy dad, Mr Dragon. She loves to watch the children playing in the village below, and wishes she could play with them, too! One day Dotty has a brilliant idea - she will fly down to the village and say hello! After all, everybody loves surprises…

Thu 31 Aug

£10 / 0121 704 6962

The Dublin Legends

These four members of the Dubliners keep the act going strong, following the death of founding member 'Banjo' Barney McKenna in 2012. Expect all the classic songs from the Dubliners' 50-year career.

Wed 29 Mar

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show

  • Directed by: Leanne Harwood

A song and dance show featuring a number of performers showcasing well-known tunes including 'Do You Love Me', 'Big Girls Don't Cry' and 'I've Had The Time Of My Life'.

The Floyd Effect

The Floyd Effect have been described as "awe-inspiring" and "mind-blowing", and their concerts around the UK have been proving just what they can do. A group of Pink Floyd enthusiasts with a host of talents, the Floyd Effect work full-time but still dedicate their own time to rehearsing and performing in their tribute…

Sat 6 May

£18 / 0121 704 6962

The Garth Brooks Story

The Garth Brooks Story featuring Trevor Smith & his 'Friends In Low Places' band have been touring Ireland and parts of Europe for over 5 years now. This incredibly successful show pay's tribute to the biggest selling solo artist of the 90's and country music legend Garth Brooks! Trevor and his 8 piece band perform…

Wed 3 May

The Garth Brooks Story: Trevor Smith & Friends In Low Places

The show pays tribute to the biggest selling solo artist of the 1990s and country music legend Garth Brooks.

Gordon Davis: Elvis Presley Tribute

Gordon Davis brings the majesty of the voice and the electrifying power of Elvis's performance back to life. He will be performing with his live band singing well known songs such as Blue Suede Shoes, Suspicious Minds and much more.

Sat 1 Apr

£18.50 (Children £15) / 0121 704 6962

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Big business means big laughs in this delightfully show about life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score, including "I Believe in You,…

Tue 25 Apr

£14–£16 / 0121 704 6962

Wed 26 Apr

£14–£16 / 0121 704 6962

Thu 27 Apr

£14–£16 / 0121 704 6962

…and 2 more dates until 29 Apr

Jongleurs On The Road

Jongleurs is the byword for live stand up comedy. These shows will feature a host and three live stand up comedians. From time to time acts are changed to suit TV filming etc - so please check website for up to date info. Suitable age 16+ 16 March Lineup: MC Karen Bayley - Brummie comedian & writer, Karen Bayley is…

Thu 8 Jun

£12 / 0121 704 6962

Keith Slater's Sinatra Celebration

'Sinatra Celebration' is a show packed full of classic hit songs starting in the pre-war America of the 1930's through to his final hit in 1994. Modern day computer graphics and projection bring to life the story of one of the worlds favourite artistes, using fil footage and photos from the archives. Keith Slater has been…

Tue 13 Jun

The Legends of American Country

Country music tribute show featuring songs by Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Buck Owens and Johnny Cash.

Thu 2 Nov

Malcolm Stent In The Afternoon

His guests vary each show, sometimes singers sometimes guitarists etc. His stories will take you back as hopefully make you smile too. Malcolm's warmth and local interest ensures his popularity never wanes and his audiences remain as loyal now as they were 25 years ago! Spend an afternoon with Malc and be home by teatime!

Tue 25 Apr

£10 / 0121 704 6962

The Manfreds

Original members Paul Jones, Mike d'Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg, along with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie, recreate the hits.

Thu 22 Jun

£21 / 0121 704 6962

The Matt Monro Story

Tribute to Matt Monro's life and music performed by his son, Matt Monro Jnr.

Memory Lane

Based on the original show from 2009, and now touring with a host of new songs, costumes and routines. The ultimate feel good show and a stunning musical journey through some of the greatest songs from 50's, 60's and 70's. Including some of the greatest all time hits by Judy Garland, Connie Francis, Buddy Holly, Cliff…

Mon 27 Mar

£14–£15 / 0121 704 6962

Tue 28 Mar

£14–£15 / 0121 704 6962


Lionel Bart's musical adaptation of the Dickens classic.

Tue 13 Jun

£16 / 0121 704 6962

Wed 14 Jun

£16 / 0121 704 6962

Thu 15 Jun

£16 / 0121 704 6962

…and 2 more dates until 17 Jun

Opera Boys

Opera and classical favourites.

Fri 19 May

£19.50 / 0121 704 6962

Pasha: Let's Dance The Night Away

The Strictly Come Dancing star and his fantastic dancers are back again touring the UK with their completely brand new show. Expect favourite dances, stunning costumes, great music, chat and fun for all the family.

Tue 23 May

Wed 24 May


Quill are back …. inspired by last years success Another exciting year for Quill, a Country, Foll, Celtic rock band who play to sell out theatre audiences, wowing festivals and receiving brilliant reviews. Having again re-invented themselves their new members have credentials from working with the likes of Robert Plant…

Sat 1 Jul

£18 / 0121 704 6962

Sally Barker & Brooks Williams

It's obvious when there is a spark between two musicians and this collaboration between two classy and versatile singer songwriters is something special. They met when Brooks was making his latest album 'My Turn Now' on which Sally did some guest vocals, there was an instant connection. They have both had a long and…

Wed 24 May

£10 / 0121 704 6962

The Searchers

The Searchers have survived multiple line-up changes as well as a schism of People's Front of Judea-style bitterness, the echoes of which twang across the internet to this day. Longest-lasting original member John McNally leads the band that gave us 'Needles and Pins' and 'Sweets for my Sweet', with Frank Allen, Spencer…

Thu 20 Apr

£22 / 0121 704 6962

Shunted Again! Steve Gribbin's Real Story Of The Railways

Veteran train traveller and highly experienced stand-up comedian Steve Gribbin rails against the current state of Britain's Railway system. Using his very worst journeys as examples, Steve takes us on a (de)tour of cancellations, delays and overcrowding that's enough to drive you to drive. It's the antidote to Michael…

Fri 9 Jun

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more.

Wed 5 Jul

£18 / 0121 704 6962

Singin' In The Rain

Peterbrook Players present the classic musical of love, laughter and lip-syncing.

Tue 4 Apr

Wed 5 Apr

Thu 6 Apr

…and 2 more dates until 8 Apr

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

Sat 15 Apr

£12 / 0121 704 6962

Spectacular Science Show

You think Science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen before. Designed for children of six years and up, the brand new Spectacular Science Show explores the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant's toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins, dancing paste, vanishing…

Fri 1 Sep

£10 / 0121 704 6962

Steve Hewlett - 30 Years Talkin' to Myself!

Steve Hewlett & his hilarious Friends are Back on Tour in '30 Years of Talkin to Myself.' From The QE2 to the Royal Albert Hall, Britain's Got Talent to his cameo on Strictly Come Dancing Steve is a favourite worldwide on shipsand in theatres including his latest Tour with The Osmond's in America & the UK. Come…

Sat 5 Aug

£15 (Children £10) / 0121 704 6962


Longstanding, respected T-Rex tribute act. Glam rockers brace yourselves.

Sat 10 Jun

£19 / 0121 704 6962

Talon: The Best of the Eagles

Eagles tribute band Talon once again perform their popular tribute to the beardy country rockers.

Thu 29 Jun

£22.50 / 0121 704 6962

The Taming Of The Shrew - By Heartbreak Productions

Everyone wants to marry Bianca, but Bianca isn't free to marry until her shrewish sister, Kate finds a husband. Through a series of introductions, the challenge of taming Kate falls to Petruchio and a battle of wills ensues… Join Heartbreak Productions this July with their own spin on this Shakespeare comedy, in…

Tue 18 Jul

£11 (£10; Children £6) / 0121 704 6962

Tommy Fleming

This singer, who was born in Aclare, Sligo, performs his own choice of pop and folk music.

Fri 31 Mar

£18 / 0121 704 6962

Tommy Fleming In Concert

Tommy Fleming has many times been described as the "Voice of Ireland" and is one of Ireland's top entertainers with over 5 million Youtube hits and over 3 million album sales worldwide. Tommy is regarded as one of the finest singers worldwide and is currently enjoying a hugely successful career. After 25 years honing his…

Fri 31 Mar

The Upbeat Beatles

A brand new show from moptop to rooftop - this is no ordinary Beatles show! Over two hours of non-stop music - from She Loves You, to I Am The Walrus and beyond - this band will have you dancing in the aisles from the very beginning. Breath-taking harmonies, punchy musicianship and an acute attention to detail make for an…

Fri 9 Jun

£19 / 0121 704 6962

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

  • Written by: Jonathan Rockefeller (adapt)

Based on Eric Carle's hand-painted books, Jonathan Rockefeller's family-friendly stage production uses a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets to faithfully bring to life the four stories: The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Thu 13 Apr

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Fri 5 May

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