The Hive Community Hub


We have four different sized rooms available for hire between 8am and 10pm

The Joy Abbott Hall

This is the church part of the original United Reform Church. Currently seating is in pews and can hold 250 people in a concert/church style setting. (Area 290 m2) There are some steps to negotiate to access the balcony and Friars Hall but there is level access to the this hall. Hiring The Joy Abbott Hall includes the use of Friars Hall. A pa system is included in the hire charge.

Friars Hall

This has easy access with no steps into a large hall (Area 135 m2) that will seat up to 100 people and is a multifunctional open space. It has easy access to the kitchen, via a door and serving hatch, the hire cost of which is included in the room hire. A pa system is included in the hire charge.

Anthony Wheeler Room

A medium sized meeting room that will hold up to 20 people and also has easy access to the kitchen via a serving hatch and easy access with no steps from Friars Hall.

Consultation/ Interview Room

These are currently under construction and access is via a small flight of steps.


We offer discounts to charities and also for multiple bookings (10 or more)

Contact information

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Hall Address:
The Hive Community Hub
School Street
CO10 2HA


  • Kitchen
  • Accessible
  • Hearing Loop
  • Music Licence
  • Meeting Room
  • Stage
  • WiFi
  • PA system, with hearing loop, available at no extra charge in the 2 large rooms
  • Parking available nearby with 2 spaces on site
  • Digital projector available