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Facilities

TouchBase Pears has a wide range of rooms and facilities to hire, which are fully accessible and open to the whole community and local businesses.

TouchBase Pears will feature:

  • A family-friendly cafe
  • A sensory garden
  • Art exhibitions and performances
  • Children’s activities
  • A wide range of rooms and facilities for hire
  • A library, as part of Birmingham Libraries

Drawing of cafe interior with table, dog and person in a wheelchairThe Hive Cafe

Opening to the public in September 2017.

Our family friendly cafe will offer a range of light meals and snacks ranging from a tasty breakfast to eat in or grab-and-go, to a hot or cold lunch, or an afternoon snack.

Our cafe team will be happy to adapt to the needs of your party. Highchairs and baby changing facilities are available and there is both indoor and outside seating on offer.

We also offer high quality catering when you hire our space for an event. This can be matched to your needs whether you want a full meal, canapés, or simply tea and biscuits.

The Buzz

Our performance space accommodates up to 180 people and offers the latest technology. It has a semi-sprung floor ideal for drama, dance or sport – but is also perfect for anything from training sessions, to conferences, to parties.

Studios

A suite of performance, music and visual art studios in which a wide variety of high quality arts experiences can be enjoyed.

Community hire

Womain in a wheelchair at a table paintingWe are happy to offer discounted hire rates to local residents and community groups, whether you want to book a meeting, a children’s party or a weekly dance class.

For less formal events, tables/areas are available for reservation in our cafe/hub area and may be offered free of charge subject to a minimum spend at the cafe.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Business centre

We offer a choice of spaces/facilities for hire:

  • Desk hire for flexible working
  • Meeting rooms for anything from 2 – 50 people
  • The Buzz, our largest space, can accommodate up to 180 people and offers the latest technology. It has a semi-sprung  floor ideal for drama, dance or sport – but is also perfect for anything from training sessions, to conferences, to parties.

Our staff are trained to offer a warm welcome and make sure things run smoothly, whether you’re working at a hotdesk for the day or running a large-scale conference.

For more information please email info@touchbasepears.org.uk or call 0300 330 9260.

Library

TouchBase Pears is the base for a children’s library, small adult bestsellers offer, large print and audio books and free use of PCs, printing/copying facilities. You can order in and return any Birmingham Libraries book and take part in library-run activities such as Storytime and Summer Reading Challenge.

Accessible facilities

All facilities at TouchBase Pears are fully accessible, with induction loops for people who are hard of hearing, audio visual equipment, and accessible toilets and signage throughout.