“The Hive” Launched in Dubai to create a buzz amongst performing arts enthusiasts

On 7th March The Hive will open doors to public for a first time view of its newly set up Performing Arts address. The Hive is located in the heart of Dubai’s Business & Residential district, Bur Dubai.

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Owner and Founder of The Hive, Darshana Thakkar is a Microbiologist by profession with a passion for theatre and the Arts. She explains, “Our main aim at The Hive, is to offer an address perfect for experimental, unconventional & intimate art experiences. A space for almost anything – to create, to rehearse, to perform, to exhibit, to jam, to learn, to entertain, to showcase or to simply watch. If you’ve always wanted to do any or all of the above but didn’t quite know where to start, start at The Hive”.

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The Hive offers Art, Music, and Dance workshops but its core strength is Theatre. The co-founder, Jimish Thakkar; who also conducts theatre workshops at The Hive has more than a decade of theatre experience under his belt as an actor and a director. Jimish explains, “The Hive aims to cultivate talent and offer the deserving creative an unfussy, do-what-you-want-with-it space, without asking a lot of questions.”

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Other notable teachers at The Hive include local celebrity and RJ Malavika Varadan, Actor/Singer and Musician Nishant Jaiswal; Bollywood Dance Choreographer and Dancer Krishna Khamkar. The Hive1

The calendar for the first quarter already features drama, dance, story telling, makeup, photography and chalk art workshops. Capable of seating around 60 to 75 people in an informal setup, The Hive is also open to artists who might like to exhibit their art. If you play an instrument, The Hive also has a band room for you to jam or record.


The Hive is launching on Saturday 7th of March at 7:00pm. Visitors coming for the launch can expect to be entertained by improv music, theatre, art and dance performances. Entry is FREE for public, however RSVPS are required. To register please email: w2w.events.dubai@gmail.com. The Launch Event:  Date- Saturday 7th of March Time – 7:00pm till 9:00pm Venue– The Hive, Suite 601, Mostafawi Business Centre, Outside Al Fahidi Metro Gate 1, Dubai, Bur Dubai, United Arab Emirates RSVP- w2w.events.dubai@gmail.com  About The Hive: The Hive is a space for theatre workshops, dance classes, public speaking workshops, audio-visual screenings, stand-up comedy & Improv theatre. At Hive you can create, rehearse, perform, exhibit, jam, learn, entertain, meet or watch. The Hive can organize and promote Theatrical Productions, Carnivals, Musical Concerts & Festivals from all over the world for public and private groups in Dubai. For information about the Hive, please contact: Email:  darshana@liveathive.ae Phone: 043344799 Facebook: facebook.com/liveathive Location: The Hive, Suite 601, Mostafawi Business Centre, Outside Al Fahidi Metro Gate1, Dubai, Bur Dubai, United Arab Emirates