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 [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 both for meetings and as a creative workshop space - or both! 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!

Click on the link for more information on the Makers Studio: venuehire_makersstudio.pdf

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 can be used both for meetings, events, launches, private dining experiences etc! 

Click on the link for more information on the Café and Bakery: venuehire_cafe.pdf

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 can be used both for events, receptions, meetings etc! 

Click on the link for more information on the Lounge: venuehire_lounge.pdf

The Gallery

Large, light and gloriously industrial

You can hire our space for exhibitions and for 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.

Click on the link for more information on the Gallery: venuehire_gallery.pdf

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

£60/£45

£190/£160

£340/£290

Makers Studio

£35/£25

£100/£70

£180/£130

Gallery Space (not for exhibition bookings)

£55/£45

£160/£120

£265/£215

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

£130/£100

£375/£335

£630/£580

Useful Information

Disabled Access: There is a platform list 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: Toilets are available on the ground floor. One of these is accessible.

Alcohol Licence: No, but users of The Hive may supply their own drinks for 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 for full catering supplied by the Café and Bakery.

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 on the link to view the terms and conditions: venuehiretcs.pdf