Solihull's Core Theatre auditorium reopening in 2025 - The Solihull Observer

Solihull's Core Theatre auditorium reopening in 2025

Solihull Editorial 29th Feb, 2024   0

SOLIHULL Council is hopeful that The Core Theatre auditorium will reopen in 2025 following more positive findings from the initial investigation works.

The survey is continuing but the final technical report is expected soon and will allow officers to programme the necessary remedial works and confirm an expected opening date.

Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council, said: “We are of course really disappointed and sorry that the main theatre will not be available in 2024, but the team have been working hard to ensure that we find the necessary solutions to dealing with the problem that has affected so many buildings across the country.

“We still await the full technical report and its recommendations, but the early indications are that we will be able to get the issue with the roof resolved and we can once again hosts shows.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to Artrix for their support over the last months and I’m glad we have been able to leave the venue fit and ready to stage future productions.

“Artrix was always recognised as a short-term solution, running until the end of this March.”

While the building has been closed, Solihull Council have developed an alternative programme of cultural activity, using both the remainder of The Core building and other spaces in the borough.

Coun Courts added: “We will continue to develop our widely ranging cultural programme, using the spaces we have to maximum effect, and I’m excited about the new and creative things to come.

“This will ensure that we can continue to offer a range of cultural events in Solihull, for our valued Solihull audience.”

The rest of The Core building is open as usual and a programme of shows, events and activities will continue to be hosted in the Studio theatre, Courtyard Gallery, Encore Café Bar, Core Creatives, Solihull Connect and The Core Library.


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