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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 features:

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

The Hive cafe

Two women and two children seated around a square table, drinking and chattingThe Hive cafe is family friendly and offers a range of light meals and snacks – from a tasty breakfast to eat in or grab-and-go, to a hot or cold lunch, or an afternoon snack.

The Hive cafe team are happy to adapt to the needs of your party, and our menus are designed with flexibility in mind. Highchairs and baby changing facilities are available and you can also eat outdoors on our landscaped patio if the fancy takes you.

The Hive cafe also offers high quality catering when you hire a space at TouchBase Pears. 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.

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.


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

Spaces to hire and Business Centre

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TouchBase Pears Business Centre provides a variety of desk rental, office space options and meeting rooms for anywhere between 2 and 180 people. With our on-site cafe and flexible hire packages, there’s something to suit every business.

From a small informal gathering to conferences, performances or functions for up to 180 people, we have a space to suit you. At TouchBase Pears you can relax and know your event is in safe hands.

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.

High quality catering is also available for your event from the Hive cafe, matched to your needs.

For more information please email or call 0300 330 9260.


TouchBase Pears is the base for Selly Oak Library, a children’s library with a small adult bestsellers section, 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.

Find out more about the Selly Oak Library on the Birmingham Libraries website.

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.