Create, record and live-stream your next production from our friendly Staffordshire studios.

About our



The Hive was designed from the ground-up to be a
one stop shop for productions of all shapes and sizes.

Whether you’re a photographer, creative or a video professional, our flexible studio space in the heart of Stoke on Trent is the perfect place to create, rehearse, promote, record and live-stream your next production or event.

Everything you need,

just where you need it

Flexible Studio Space

With a range of backdrops and stocked sets, we’ve done all the hard work for you; so you can just turn up and shoot.  Need a bespoke set or backdrop?  Our team can help make your dreams a reality.

Industry Standard Gear

A huge range of broadcast quality HD and 4K production equipment included as standard, so you can focus on your production, not writing a tech spec or hiring kit.

Professional Crew

Experienced producers and directors, plus graphics, sound and lighting operators who will work with you to make your production a success.

Prices made


Three straightforward packages, no hidden extras or costly surprises!

Just so you know, the prices below are subject to VAT at 20%

Space Hire Only

Perfect for content-creators with their own cameras, existing production teams or use as a rehearsal space

From £25 Per Hour

Film & Edit

The perfect 1-day shoot & edit package for interviews, corporate promos, adverts, music videos or performer showreels!


Live Stream

A cost effective solution for multi-camera live-streams, utilising 2 cameras and broadcast to unlimited viewers

£795 / day



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If our standard packages don’t fit your needs or budget please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.  Charities, start-ups and non-profit organisations may be eligible for discounted rates. We’re always here to help.


Asked Questions

The studio is located just 10 minutes from M6 Junction 16, with secure on-site parking available at all times.

Yes of course!  We’re happy to give you the dimensions of the space available so that you can bring your own set/backdrops, or our in-house design team can work with you to produce something spectacular!

While we know restrictions have been eased considerably, we’re still continuing with our enhanced cleaning/disinfection regimes onsite, we provide hand sanitiser in all common areas and our team are happy to wear masks on request.

Absolutely, we offer a simple ‘Space Hire’ package that allows you to use the space with one of our skilled technicians on-call, alternatively you can use your own cameras and connect up to our edit/streaming suite using our built-in SDI feeds.

Zoom certainly came to the rescue during Covid, and if a simple 4-way chat (with the odd “we can’t hear you!” thrown in is your bag then it’s a great, free option.  However, if you want your next production to have the look and feel of a professionally produced TV show, our team are standing by to make this a reality!

We don’t place any limits on viewers for live streams, and you’re free to broadcast on a platform of your choice – YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook are common choices, though we can also help you to stream on your own website, or add a paywall/ticketing system to generate a revenue stream.

We broadcast in HD 1080; this is the same resolution as any HD channel you’re likely to pick up on Sky or Virgin Media.  Our shoot and edit packages can record in HD or 4K – the choice is yours.  We only use tried and tested broadcast quality kit – from cameras and sound to engineering and broadcast.

Whilst more notice is always preferable, we’re used to quick turnarounds and if you’re stuck for a studio space at short notice, subject to availability we’ll always be happy to accommodate – just contact our team.

Contact Us

Where are we?

Summit Business Park
Lingard Street
Stoke on Trent


0330 223 2293


For purpose built 4K live streaming studios in the heart of the Midlands, look no further than The Hive at Valcato Studios.  Perfect for corporate events, training videos, YouTube content production, photo shoots, rehearsals and more. 

Contact us today to see how we can make your next online production a success!