The Hive’s venue programme varies from cinema to live theatre, language classes to toddler groups, life drawing sessions to holiday workshops, open mics through to wrestling, plus world-class jazz and folk concerts – something for everyone! The Hive has strengthened its position as one of Shropshire’s premier venues for quality entertainment.

The Hive is very proud of its tradition of working with a variety of partners to help develop arts and cultural programmes and projects across the wider community. We enjoy excellent relationships with agencies and organisations including the National Trust, Shropshire Council, Severnside Housing and British Red Cross, amongst numerous others. Our continual aim is to forever expand this provision of arts, cultural and educational opportunities on offer throughout the West Midlands.

The Hive works with young people up to the age of 25 – many of whom are vulnerable or at risk. We are appreciative of financial support from national charity Youth Music and other major funders (including Heritage Lottery, Shropshire Council, Telford & Wrekin Council amongst many others) who support our creative programme of activity for young people across the county – whatever their circumstances.

We are a charity passionate and committed to keeping the funding priority for this work at the top of our agenda – we balance our outreach activity with the events programme at the Hive – it makes for an exciting and challenging experience every working day!

You can keep up to date with all the latest news for the Hive via our website, local press and social media. We look forward to welcoming you to Shrewsbury’s hidden gem and hope you will discover just how much is on offer right on your doorstep!

Entertainment venue in the heart of Shrewsbury town centre; which is also a youth arts charity working with young people at risk across Shropshire!
The Hive Music and Media Centre
5 Belmont
01743 234970

Entertainment venue in the heart of Shrewsbury town centre; which is also a youth arts charity working with young people at risk across Shropshire! As a venue we host a diverse selection of creative and cultural events and full details of What's On at any given time can be found through the Hive's website. As a charity, we work with disadvantaged young people across Shropshire, offering opportunities for them to explore their creative potential. These bespoke projects are delivered in partnership with a number of other local organisations and agencies.

As a standard rule, the Hive Music and Media Centre is open Tuesday to Friday, between 9:00am and 5:30pm. During term-time, the Centre is open as standard on Saturday mornings, between 9:30am and 12:30pm. However in addition, the Centre is open evenings and weekends, whenever there is an event taking place in the building. PLEASE NOTE that the Centre is closed to the public on Monday. If you are travelling a distance, please call the Centre in advance on 01743 234970 to ensure that we will be open upon your arrival.