Anticipated opening mid October 2023
The Hive is not available for rehearsal/60 day bookings at this time. Please fill out our contact form at the bottom of the page to receive updates about opening, walkthrough, and open house. All bookings will require a walkthrough before you are able to book in the schedule.

the Hive – 651 Windsor Street Suite 401a, Somerville (in the “Taza” building)

SomArt Space @ the Hive is a movement-enabled space which nurtures professional performing artists to create new work.

Amenities/Space Description: 2,800 sf mostly open space with 3 support columns offset to the right. The space has 13′-14’ ceilings, natural light/windows along the far wall, elevator access, bathrooms and showers, sound system, lighting system, projection system, changing area, office, and guest seating. The building is directly across the street from the Union Square T stop (Green line). (2 hour) Parking is limited, but public transportation is readily available.






To Request Space:

“Register” through our booking software. Required fields include: name, email, and credit card information. There is no cost to join.

Schedule a walkthrough through our scheduling app for each space you want access too book. Each space requires a separate walk through to be approved to book it. It is anticipated the Hive will be available for walkthroughs mid-October.

After the walkthrough, you would be approved to book space up to 30 days in advance, but no less than 24 hours in advance through our automated booking system. This function will not be enabled until we approve you after your walkthrough.

  • Rate for rehearsal is $8/hr for Armory. $17/hr for the new Hive space
  • Rates for classes/paid labs is $20/hr for Armory and Assembly Spaces. $35/hr for the new Hive space.
  • Rate for performance (with paid ticketing) is $50 for 4 hours for Armory Space. $250-$1000 for the new Hive space.
  • Rate for informal showing (no tech time) is $100 for a 4 hour block on a Friday or Saturday
  • Classes and Performances in Armory require a special space request (see form below). The Hive has a RFP process for all seasonal or yearly contracts. Pop-ups/workshops or series classes can be booked via the scheduling system directly with 60 days notice.

Our Policy:

  • All artists using the space must be able to “leave no trace” after their time in the space.
  • No disposal of food food/drink or containers in the spaces.
  • Dance floor policy includes no outside shoes. If you have worn your shoes outside, they are outside shoes. Barefeet, socks, dance shoes, etc. are permitted on the floors.
  • Artists will have a maximum of 6 hours per week of rental to create equitable booking availability for all. (if you need more, use our special space request form.)
  • Each new artist must attend a space tour and policy overview before booking space. Tours are available 2x/week and scheduled through our scheduling system (see step 2 above).
  • Artists will have up to 60 days to book the space without a yearly or seasonal contract.
  • Hours of operation are 9am-9pm 7 days a week.
  • Doors must be locked during use of the space.
  • Key must be left in the lockbox at all times.
  • Each space has a checkout procedure accessible through a scannable QR code in the space.
Non-Contract Rehearsals/CreationContract Rehearsals/CreationLabsShowingsPerformances Ongoing Classes
How to Book Directly through the booking system Special Request Form for Armory or RFP for the HiveDirectly through the booking system with approvalSpecial Request Form for Armory or RFP for the HiveSpecial Request Form for Armory or RFP for the HiveSpecial Request Form for Armory or RFP for the Hive
Max Days Advance Booking60 daysSeasonal or Yearly2 Seasons before 2 Seasons before 2 Seasons before Yearly Sept start, Seasonal, or 60 Days
Min Days Advance Bookingno sooner than 24 hoursYearly – September start date
Seasonal – Sept, Jan, May start dates
no sooner than 48 hoursno sooner than 7 daysno sooner than 7 daysno sooner than 48 hours
Max Hours per Week666min 3min 46
Cancellationno later than 48 hoursno later than 14 days. Must have 90% use of contract datesno later than 48 hoursno later than 7 daysno later than 7 daysno later than 48 hours
Cost$8-$17/hr$8-$17/hr$8-$17/hr no pay participants –  $20-$35/hr pay participants$8-$17/hr no pay participants –  $20-$35/hr pay participants$100-$1000 depending on yearly budget and location$20-$35/hr
Space AvailabilityHive or ArmoryHive or ArmoryHive or ArmoryHive or ArmoryHive OnlyHive or Armory

If you are seeking space time/date usage that falls outside of our existing policy, please fill out this request form: