The Beehive offers high quality facilities for hire in the unique atmosphere of a local community arts centre. Whether you’re looking for a venue to hold a conference, exhibition or wedding reception, a room for community activities, seminars, training course, workshop or meeting, or wish to stage a live event, we have the space for you! With our 300 seat Auditorium, Function room, Café room and small rooms to choose from, we can provide a suitable space whatever your event. See our Room Booking Enquiry form.
The Joanna Leach Auditorium
The Joanna Leach Hall is on the ground floor, is an incredibly flexible room with an integrated audio system, making it ideal for meetings or conferences. A large screen is also available with a high quality overhead projector. The room will accommodate 300 theatre style, 400 standing, or 125 catered and has an optional stage available if required.
Liz Tirard Function Room
The Liz Tirard Room is on the first floor, accessible by stairs or lift, and is very light and airy with proportions that make it ideal for a number of set up styles, with a maximum capacity of 40. It is ideal for formal meetings, training sessions or as a break out room
The ground floor Hayward Room sits adjacent to The Beehive’s café area. It is ideal for a training room, a break out room or as a meeting room. A very flexible room with a maximum capacity of 25.
Training / Meeting Room
This room on the first floor is accessible by stairs or lift, and is a multi-purpose room ideal for smaller meetings, a training room or a break out room. A very affordable option for a maximum of 12 people.
The Beehive is fully DDA compliant.
Our prices are competitive with discounts available for community groups, registered charities and those who hire space on a regular basis.
We pride ourselves on providing a thorough and responsive service from the early booking stages through to the successful execution of your event, with the help of our excellent in-house team.
The Beehive Café Bar has free wifi and can provide teas, coffees, soft drinks, biscuits pre-arranged lunches and buffets at competitive rates.
Equipment & Staffing
A variety of equipment is available for hire click here. For larger scale events our Auditorium is equipped to a high standard. We can provide technical support, stewards and ticketing. Please get in touch to receive a tech spec. Click here to see our Technical Equipment Listing May 2015.
For details of room hire costs for one off bookings and rates for community activities, see Beehive Venue Hire Costs
If you wish to hold a live event in the Joanna Leach Hall see Beehive Live Event Enquiry Form and Beehive Live Event Hire Costs
If you are interested in booking space on a regular basis throughout the year we offer discounted rates and free inclusion on our website. Please contact us for further details.
If you are interested in hiring any of our spaces, download and complete the relevant booking form on the download page and send to the centre manager. If you would like further information or to make a direct booking please contact: Room Bookings – 01404 384050 / firstname.lastname@example.org