The Beehive in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, will be an accessible, modern and welcoming community facility designed to provide much needed community space and a modern theatre for the town's talented local drama groups and societies. It will also be a venue for high quality professional performances. It will have a dance studio and rehearsal suite, meeting rooms and break-out areas. Over time, and subject to funds, it can be expanded to provide more facilities for our growing town. The Beehive will play a key role in signposting the town as a key destination point for local and national performers and artists. Click on the following links to download a copy of The Beehive Leaflet delivered during the week commencing 22 February, an FAQ Sheet, a copy of The Beehive Consultation Leaflet delivered during the week commencing 15 March and the relevant Beehive pages from the April issue of About Town.
The Beehive is designed as an attractive modern building with an internal layout that can be quickly reconfigured for a range of uses. A core element is the theatre, a characterful and inviting space with seating set on an upward slope and two galleries, capable of hosting shows for up to 300 people.
To fund Phase 1 of the The Beehive building project Burgess Hill Town Council is proposing to borrow up to £4.8m from the Public Works Loan Board, which is a government body that offers very low rates of interest. The Council WILL NOT increase Council Tax to repay the loan. A consultation with residents regarding the funding proposal ran 18 March - 21 April 2021. Thank you to all those who took part!
Be a part of the Project
The Beehive project has been developed in partnership with the community. We want as many people as possible to support us and to help make a difference to our town now and into the future. You can also sign up as a volunteer. We are grateful to all those who voted and took part in the Consultation, regarding the funding proposal, which ran 18 March - 21 April 2021.
The Beehive will be located in Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill.