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.

  • Bibliobuffers Halloween Readings - Wed, 26 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.

    Wednesday 26 October, 6pm - 9pm

  • Understanding the Adolescent Mind - Wed, 26 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 - Wednesday 26 October, 2pm - 4pm

    As young people are faced finding their own identities and places in society; stress, anxiety and depression are no longer conditions associated with working age people. This event is aimed at parents and carers and will explore:

    -  Conditions that can present in adolescence
    -  Factors that may cause them to present in young people
    -  The work of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
    -  Sources of support and information

    Book tickets

  • Beeline - 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.

    This show is part of Beeline, University of Worcester Storytelling Festival for Children.

    27 October, 2pm

    Tickets £4

    Book tickets

  • Beeline - 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

    This workshop is part of Beeline - University of Worcester Storytelling Festival for Children.

    Tickets £2.50

    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

  • Tricksters - Sat, 05 November

    Original piece of interactive dance and theatre in which all the boys and girls have to find a way to out-trick a trickster and find their way home. Taking inspiration from trickster mythology from around the world the performance explores the hidden world inside these stories.

    Performance at 11am.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Tickets £1.  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.

  • Mountains of Fire! - Sat, 12 November

    Volcanoes in Human Historya fascinating one-day course with Dr Paul Olver 

    10.30am - 4.00pm  

    £29 per person.  To book your place please contact Christianne Tel: 01547 560021, email: christianne@project-link.co.uk 

    Mountains of Fire is a Project Link Course

  • Online Skills - Mini Course

    Want to learn something new? How to use the internet for online services such as banking, shopping, Facebook or even emailing in our free bookable sessions. You should have basic keyboard and mouse skills already.

    Thursday 17 November, 11am - 12.30pm  Book Free Place


  • 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.

    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

  • Code Club Meeting - Tue, 06 December

    Interested in Code Club? Whether you're new or are a current/existing host or volunteer, join us for our meetup at The Hive in Worcester on 6 December 2016, 5.30 - 7.30pm.

    This informal meetup is our way to introduce you to Code Club and also to say thank you to our current Code Club hosts and volunteers whilst offering a big hello to folks who are completely new to us. 

    We are delighted to be teaming up with The Hive who run and champion one of our most successful Code Clubs. 

    Book a place 

    For more information contact Tim westmidlands@codeclub.org.uk

  • 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

  • Christmas at The Hive - Sat, 26 November Sun, 18 December 2016

    A fun-filled programme of creative workshops, lantern parade, Christmas show, singing and Rat-a-tat tales to celebrate the festive season through December.

    Lantern Making Workshops

    26, 27 November & 3 December

    11am - 12pm & 1.30 - 2.30pm

    £3.50 - willow lantern making for 7 + years

    £2.00 - mini lantern making 

    Christmas Rat-a-tat Tales

    Every Saturday and Sunday in December from 3 December, 11am & 3pm

    Young at Art Christmas Preparations (under 5s)

    Thursday mornings 1 & 15 December, 10.30am - 12pm

    No booking required. £3 per child payable at venue.

    Lantern Parade

    Have fun making your lantern then show off your decoration in our magical lantern Christmas parade.

    Thursday 8 December, 6pm

    Singing after the parade in The Hive atrium.

    Elizabethan Decoration Making

    Design your own pattern to decorate your orange with cloves.

    Saturday 10 December, 10am, 11am, 12pm & 2pm.

    Tickets £1.

    Book tickets

    Jack and the Beanstalk Christmas Show 

    Saturday 10 December, 2pm & 4pm
    Presented by Storybox Theatre. With a handful of beans and a heart full of courage, Jack sets off on a tall tale of high adventure.
    Tickets Adults £5, children £3, babes in arms go free.

    2pm Show Book tickets

    4pm Show Book tickets