Special events

The Hive offers a varied events programme for everyone to enjoy, from music, drama and art to learning opportunities, workshops, book clubs and lectures.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to get monthly updates on the forthcoming events at The Hive please email msowden@worcestershire.gov.uk

The Hive screens a selection of films in the 50-seater Studio. Tickets are £3.50 and refreshments can be purchased from the café. We adhere to film classification guidelines, so proof of age will need to be shown for entry in to those films classified 15 and above.

Please note that we do not give refunds on tickets booked in advance.

  • Room - Sun, 28 August

    Certificate 15
    Adapted from the novel by Emma Donoghue starring Brie Larson awarded Oscar and BAFTA for best leading actress. A unique tale that explores an emotional journey for Jack and his Ma as the five year old child experiences the outside world for the first time, following a lifetime of imprisonment. A deep, emotional film. 

    Film starts 3pm.  Runtime:118 minutes.
    Tickets £3.50
    Book tickets

  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - Thu, 08 September

    Certificate PG

    After 14 years of waiting the whole cast returns to bring a bigger and fatter Greek wedding than ever before. A must see for fans of the first film and anyone who loves a happy and moving movie.

    Parent & Baby movie - includes complementary water, comfy seats and plenty of floor space for babies.

    Film starts: 10.30am. Runtime: 90 minutes

    Tickets £3.50

    Book tickets.


  • Becoming a Mindful and Effective Employee - Wed, 28 September

    An introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for improving work wellbeing and performance.

    28 September 6 - 7pm

    Book tickets


  • Understand Bipolar Disorder - Tue, 04 October

    In recognition of World Bipolar Day (4 October) and Mental Health Day (10 October), speakers from the University of Worcester’s Institute of Health will be leading on three sessions: Understanding Bipolar, Mental Health Day and Understanding the Adolescent Mind.

    Understanding Bipolar - 4 October, 2pm - 4pm

    Book tickets


  • Space Night - Wed, 05 October

    Wednesday 5 October, 5pm - 8pm.

    Everything you wanted to know about space, local astronomers, space authors, rocket scientists - meet them all at Space Night.

    A chance for you to quiz the experts about rockets, ask the enthusiasts about the moon and try out their super powerful telescopes. A hands-on, fun night for all the family. LIVE ROCKET LAUNCH 6.30pm (weather permitting).


  • Mad Science - Space Event - Wed, 05 October

    The Space show Is all about how astronauts eat in space, sleep in space, we have dry ice comets, Bernoulli’s theory of flight, astronaut training, and a few fire blasts thrown in for good measure.

    Book tickets for the Space Shows  

    Adults £3.50, Children £3

    Space show 1: 4.45pm - 5.15pm

    Space show 2: 5.30pm - 6pm  

  • The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia - Fri, 07 October Mon, 24 October 2016

    Successful leaders [i.e Richard Branson NS] reflect on their Dyslexic experiences, as a high school senior must overcome the challenges of Dyslexia to achieve his dream of getting into a competitive college. This film is being shown to acknowledge the University of Worcester's Dyslexia Month.

    Book tickets for shows on:

    7 October 7.30pm

    24 October 7.30pm

  • Mental Health Day - Mon, 10 October

    In recognition of World Bipolar Day (4 October) and Mental Health Day (10 October), speakers from the University of Worcester’s Institute of Health will be leading on three sessions: Understanding Bipolar, Mental Health Day, and Understanding the Adolescent Mind.

    Mental Health Day - 10 October, 2pm - 4pm

  • Anthony Cartwright - Author's Spotlight - Fri, 14 October

    'A writer with a wonderful ear... and an unblinking sense of Britain as it is today.' - Jonathan Coe

    Anthony will be talking about his fourth novel, Iron Towns an inventive tale of dreams of youth, football and industrial progress.

    Friday 14 October at 7pm

    Ticket £5

    Book tickets

  • Brian Patten - The Accessible Muse - Sat, 22 October

    Meet the Author

    Brian Patten has been delivering scrupulously crafted, heartbreakingly honest, funny and uplifting poems for nearly five decades. He is a master of performance – genuine and generous – and his readings are always memorable. Brian will be reading for adults from a selection of his books, he has published over 40! This will be followed by a book signing.

    Friday 22 October, 7.30pm

    Tickets £10

    Book tickets

  • Bibliobuffers Halloween Readings - Tue, 25 October

    A selection of haunting horror fiction and poetry presented by local writing group.

    Other aspiring writers who have something scary to share are also invited to take part. Nightmares guaranteed.

    Tuesday 25 October, 6pm - 9pm

  • Little Frankenstein - Thu, 27 October

    Children's Show by The Lempen Puppet Theatre

    Puppeteer Frank Norman Stein is busy rehearsing his new show “George the Dragon Slayer” but he’s finding it really difficult with his badly made puppets that keep falling apart! Taking inspiration from the scientist Dr Frankenstein, and with the help of the audience he creates a new real live puppet that is destined to change his life forever.

    27 October, 2pm

    Tickets £4

    Book tickets

  • Monster Making Workshop - Thu, 27 October

    Following the performance of "Little Frankenstein" by Lempen Puppet Theatre Company, an opportunity for families to join in and make their own ‘Little Monsters’. Create a creature inspired by Frank Steins workshop.

    27 October 3.15pm - 4pm

    Tickets £2.50

    Book tickets

  • Understanding the Adolescent Mind - Fri, 28 October

    In recognition of World Bipolar Day (4 October) and Mental Health Day (10 October), speakers from the University of Worcester’s Institute of Health will be leading on three sessions: Understanding Bipolar, Mental Health Day, and Understanding the Adolescent Mind.

    Understanding the Adolescent Mind - 28 October, 2pm - 4pm

    Book tickets

  • The Witch - Sun, 30 October

    Certificate 15

    When a new-born baby mysteriously vanishes and crops fail, a zealous Christian family living on the edge of the wilderness begin to turn on each other. A debut film from writer/director Robert Eggers which will stay with you long after the credits roll.

    30 October, 7.30pm. Runtime: 88 minutes

    Tickets £3.50

    Book tickets

  • "Our Father Below": Getting to Know the Devil - Mon, 31 October

    Halloween is a good time to think about the Devil. How did belief in the Christian Devil shape English culture in the age of witch trials and civil war, and what lessons can we learn today from the rich, dark tradition of “thinking with demons”?

    Monday 31 October, 6pm - 7pm

    Book tickets

  • Armistice Weekend - Fri, 11 November Sat, 12 November 2016

    Friday 11 November - 9am - 11:30am

    The Worcestershire World War 100 project bell tent is housing an exhibition about the People's Collection. The Peoples Collection will bring together memorabilia of WW1 from across Worcestershire displaying items loaned by members of the public.

    Film - We did our bit on Remembrance Day

    At 9.45am a film of testimony of eleven military veterans of the Second World War who lived in Worcestershire in 2013 will be shown in the studio.

    Discover the extraordinary activities these elderly citizens undertook while in uniform.

    Tickets £2.50 - All ticket money will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

    Book tickets

    Minute's Silence

    To mark the end of World War One, poppies made by children from local schools at The Hive will be dropped in the atrium at 11am.

    Saturday 12 November - 10am - 4pm

    Poetry readings, love token making and period costume is taking place in the morning at The Hive. This session can be booked, or you can drop-in on the day and join in the fun.  

    The Studio will be playing the Battle of the Somme. Children from 4 to 16-years-of-age and families can take part in the Casualty Clearing Station game in the studio.

  • Deborah Moggach - A Life in Writing - Thu, 17 November

    Thursday 17 November, 6pm - 7pm

    Deborah Moggach is the author of 18 novels and several screenplays, including ‘Pride and Prejudice’ for which she was nominated for a BAFTA.  

    Her most famous novel is probably ‘These Foolish Things’, filmed as ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, and the film of her first historical novel, ‘TulipFever’ is due for release in February 2017, having already been serialised on Radio 4 Extra.  

    Deborah will be talking about her writing, life, and influences.

    Tickets: Adults £8, Students £4

    Book tickets

  • Carrot lollies, Balcony pigs and Woolton Pie: talk, taste and tell - Thu, 24 November

    A series of activities which will encourage participants to explore some of the hopes and fears which surrounded the use of food as a weapon of war in WW2. This will include talks by Dr Lisa Pine (South Bank University) and Elspeth King (University of Worcester), displays of rations, tasting of carrot marmalade, a quiz about what participants would be prepared to eat and a debate about how food plays a central role in conflict.

    This event is particularly orientated towards a 15-19 year old audience who often study WW2 at school. This event is part of the Being Human festival - the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.  

    Admission is free and on a first-come-first-served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.

    Thursday 24 November, 12.30pm - 3pm

    Book tickets

  • Alex Christofi - Author's Spotlight - Sat, 26 November

    Author of Glass – a charming, funny and clever look at life – and death – through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator Günter Glass, ex-milkman and aspiring window-cleaner, struggling to find his way in the world. Alex Christofi is winner of the 2016 Betty Trask Prize.

    26 November, 7pm.

    Tickets £5.00

    Book tickets

  • Birth and Beyond Worcestershire - Wed, 07 December

    This session explores the research underpinning a new parent education programme for pregnancy designed by Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust in collaboration with the University of Worcester.

    Wednesday 7 December, 6pm - 7pm

    Book tickets

  • The Jungle Book 2016 - Sun, 18 December

    Certificate PG

    This re-imaging of Rudyard Kipling’s classic stories is a visually stunning reproduction that will be adored by children and adults alike. Idris Elba performs an excellent Shere Khan and Bill Murray is Baloo. Stunning scenery and dramatic music brings together a magical and exhilarating tale.

    Sunday 18 December, 3pm. Runtime: 110 minutes

    Tickets £3.50

    Book tickets