The Hive JQ

The Hive is a community hub for Birmingham in an historic building, with an award-winning organic café and bakery, craft workshops, exhibitions and event spaces.

Hiring our spaces will help us generate income. We will use it to continue running free inclusive activities for our community partners and support emerging artists exhibiting for the first time. You pay, and we pay it forward!

Please get in touch at [email protected] for all booking and hire related enquiries. We include prices and details about facilities later in the page.

To hire the gallery for exhibitions, please contact Programme Manager Roseanna Davey directly: [email protected]

The Makers Studio

Perfect for meetings and creative workshops

The Makers Studio is available to hire during our general opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am– 5pm by the hour. It is also available at weekends (minimum half day booking). It can be used for meetings, as a creative workshop space, or anything in between! if you are interested in combining the two, please get in touch to discuss the creative activities we can offer to enliven a business meeting.

You can read more about hiring the Makers Studio here.

The Hive Café

Light and airy by day, creative-industrial cool by night.

The Café is available to hire outside of general opening hours. It is also available at weekends (minimum half day booking).

It's a great space for meetings, launches, private dining experiences and many more.

You can read more about hiring the Café here.

The Lounge

A quirky backdrop to your drinks reception

The Lounge is available to hire outside of general opening hours. It is also available at weekends (minimum half day booking).

It's a warm and welcoming space for all kinds of events, receptions and meetings.

You can read more about hiring the Lounge here.

The Gallery

Large, light and gloriously industrial

You can hire our space for exhibitions, daytime meetings, training days and evening events (depending on which exhibition is in situ at the time). Please get in touch to discuss rates for exhibitions.

You can read more about hiring our Gallery here.

Room Hire Rates


Corporate & weekend /Community (per hour)

Corporate & weekend

/Community (per half day/max 4 hours)

Corporate & weekend

/Community (per full day/max 8 hours)

Café/Heritage Lounge




Makers Studio




Gallery Space (for non-exhibition bookings)




Whole ground floor hire which includes additional foyer spaces. EVENINGS & WEEKENDS ONLY




Useful Information

Disabled Access: There is a platform lift just inside the main entrance on Vittoria Street, and ground floor access off Regent Place. Please click HERE for detailed access information.

Directions and parking information can be found HERE.

Toilets: There are two gender-neutral toilets available on the ground floor. These are both wheelchair accessible and one contains a hoist and grab rails. We also have baby changing facilities.

Alcohol License: We do not have an alcohol license, but users of The Hive may supply their own drinks for their own use, not for sale. You may be able to apply for a Temporary Events Notice to sell alcohol or run regulated entertainment events. Please talk to us about this.

Refreshments & Catering

In The Makers Studio and Café (when closed) unlimited 'make your own' hot drinks are charged at £2 pp (half day) and £3 pp (full day). Or, you are welcome to bring in your own supplies and borrow our hot water urn.  

Other refreshments and drinks are available from the Café during weekday opening hours.

Please contact us if you wish to arrange full catering.

Terms & Conditions of Hire & Booking Form

Please email to check availability [email protected]. We recommend that you visit our spaces and talk through any requirements.

Click here to view our venue hire terms and conditions.