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

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!

Room size and facilities

Due to social distancing guidelines we will need to discuss your requirements.

Usually, the Makers Studio can be laid out in a number of ways:

  • Boardroom: 20 people
  • Theatre: 30 people
  • Cabaret: 25 people
  • Horseshoe: 15 people
  • Standing: Max. 40 people

Free WiFi: available is on ground floor – Ask for details.

There are 8 power sockets.

A flip chart is available and a projector and screen can be hired £10.

The Hive Cafe 

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

The Lounge

A quirky backdrop to your drinks reception

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. Event hire prices are available below. 

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




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




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 cafe (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.

Daytime catering can also be arranged if required with The Hive Café & Bakery. Please visit the cafe pages for more details, including how to contact their staff.

Terms & Conditions of Hire & Booking Form

Please email to check availability [email protected] T&Cs and a booking form will be sent to you if you wish to proceed. We recommend that you visit our spaces and talk through any requirements.