Core Theatre auditorium: RAAC closure update


Further to our announcement about the Core Theatre auditorium last week (Tuesday 5 September), we are continuing to follow the most up-to-date guidance and our planned investigations are in progress to complete the full structural review of the Core Theatre auditorium and stage roof.

Due to the comprehensive nature of the survey works it will take time to complete.

We are contacting performers to move or reschedule all shows that are in the calendar until the end of November.

Where possible, shows will be rescheduled or moved to another space, and we are working hard to find alternatives. However, finding suitable and available venues is challenging. Unfortunately, some productions will not be able to be rescheduled or relocated, and will have to be cancelled.

Anyone who has purchased tickets for performances that have been cancelled or rescheduled will be contacted by the box office. Please bear with us – they will be in touch with you as soon as they can.  

We realise this will be incredibly disappointing to our patrons and our performers, but unfortunately there is no other option.  

Please be aware, only the theatre auditorium is affected. The rest of The Core building is open as usual. 

We will provide a further update at the end of September when the first stage of our survey work is complete.

A council spokesperson said: 

"This is deeply disappointing news for everyone - for customers, hirers, performers, promoters and the whole team at The Core. 

"We know that a huge amount of hard work, love and dedication goes into theatre and musical productions, so I understand how upsetting this is. 

"However, safety is paramount, and we must continue to follow the guidance to the letter. 

"Please carry on visiting The Core. It remains open and staff will be very happy to welcome you to the café, library and Solihull Connect."