Hello Hivers - it’s been a while!
Obviously, the last few months have been difficult for everyone, and we hope you’ve all managed to stay safe and well. As musicians ourselves, we know how frustrating it is to not be able to play with our bands (let alone get out and gig) and, from our point of view as a relatively new business with big plans, it’s been a worrying time.
It has, however, been incredibly encouraging to receive your emails and messages - it’s brilliant to see so many of you eager to get back to rehearsing and recording! We’ve been asked many times when we’re planning on reopening, so after putting some extra Health and Safety measures in place, we can confirm that we are reopening our doors on August 1st 2020, with new bookings being accepted from July 1st 2020.
The phone lines and email will be open on 1st July, Monday to Friday 10:00 to 17:00. There have been a few changes around the building and in our Terms and Conditions.
Please take the time to read the attached information which outlines the measures we are taking to enable everyone to rehearse safely and sensibly. Most of these measures are temporary until the government guidelines say otherwise - as everyone knows, these are changing almost weekly so please be open to any changes we have to make as we go.
In the meantime, we can’t wait to get back to the business of making music so get those bookings in! We’re looking forward to seeing you all soon.
The Hive Team
Opening Hours & Pricing
These times are inclusive of setting up and packing up/leaving the studio - please do not arrive before your start time as you will not have access to the building, and please ensure that you have vacated the studio by the finish time stated.
By adhering to these guidelines, it will enable us to continue to offer a high standard of service and also will allow plenty of time between bookings to fully clean the studios. Rehearsal slot times are set in 3-hour blocks and staggered for each studio to keep the number of people in public areas to a minimum.
Currently, single sessions (one person hourly rate) is suspended until further notice.
The room prices have been increased by £5 per session. This allows us to continue to provide the high level of standards, service and cleanliness you have come to expect. These times are as follows:
STUDIO 1: £60 (3 hours, up to 5 people)
STUDIO 2: £60 (3 hours, up to 5 people)
STUDIO 3: £50 (3 hours, up to 4 people)
LIVE ROOM: £80 (3 hours, up to 7 people)
STUDIO 1: up to 5 people
13:00 - 16:00 - 3 hours : £60
17:00 - 20:00 - 3 hours : £60
13:00 - 20:00 - 7 hours : £100
STUDIO 2: up to 5 people
13:30 - 16:30 - 3 hours : £60
17:30 - 20:30 - 3 hours : £60
13:30 - 20:30 - 7 hours : £100
STUDIO 3: up to 4 people
14:00 - 17:00 - 3 hours : £50
18:00 - 21:00 - 3 hours : £50
14:00 - 21:00 - 7 hours : £90
LIVE ROOM: up to 7 people
14:30 - 17:30 - 3 hours : £75
18:30 - 21:30 - 3 hours : £75
14:30 - 21:30 - 7 hours : £115
Arrival & Departure
In the first instance, please come to the main reception area, using the main entrance, so that we know you’re here. For loading and unloading, where practicable, please use the doors nearest to each studio; that is the rear door in the back car park for Studio 1, the side door for Studios 2 and 3 and the double doors at the front of the building for the Live Room. Please adhere to all relevant signage and guidance from the staff.
Payment: Payment is by invoice or text message link only and payment should be made at least 12 hours before the start of the booking. If payment is not received, The Hive Rooms reserves the right to cancel the booking. Additional payments for items from the shop can be made by contactless card payment. Cash will not be accepted on site. These measures are in place to limit contact between staff and customers where possible.
Use of the Rehearsal Studios
Keep a minimum of 2 metres apart at all times.
Hand sanitiser is available for each studio; please use before entry and upon leaving. The Hive Rooms reserves the right to ask customers to leave the premises if these extra measures are persistently broken. They are in place for everyone’s safety and wellbeing, and we must enforce them as fully as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
KITCHEN: Unfortunately, the kitchen will not be in general use until further notice. Hirers may, however, use the coffee machine (with disposable cups and spoons).
TOILETS: Currently there is one stall available for each studio. Please only use your own studio’s toilet and help us by wiping the seat, flush and door handles after each use with the wipes provided. Of course, please wash your hands thoroughly after use.
We will have further safety measures in place in accordance with the most current Government Guidelines which will be outlined in the booking confirmation email.
Stay Safe, Keep Practicing