Started by Jimish and Darshana Thakkar in early 2015, The Hive was the conceived as a space which would be used to spread the joy and teach the art of Drama to children. By mid 2015, The Hive adopted the Trinity College London curriculum and started structuring their courses in accordance with the guidelines of the Speech and Drama and Communication Skills programmes. This decision was taken in order to give our students something tangible to work towards, beyond the performance showcase at the end of each term.
So far, over 1500 students have appeared and successfully cleared various grades of the Trinity College examination.
The students of the Hive have performed mega productions such as The Adventures of Indiana (2016), The Boy Who Lived (2017), The Unfortunate Orphans (2018), Makdee (2018), and The Reader of Books (2019).
What started as a dream with 3 batches and 15 students a week, is now a well oiled machine that sees more than 300 students come over to our studio in Bur Dubai every week.
Due to growing demand, The Hive now has a presence in the JLT area of Dubai as well. We conduct classes on Saturday and Sunday at Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts in Cluster W, JLT. With Malavika Varadan at the helm since early 2019, The Hive is now comprised of a dedicated, driven, and dynamic group of women who are all deeply passionate about what they do.
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