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Atrium

As you descend our beautiful wrought iron staircase you enter the Lower Atrium, perhaps one of the most unique spaces within The Exchange. The look and atmosphere of the space changes completely depending on how it is used. This busy, open...

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Bow Room

The Bow Room is the second largest room at The Exchange and is once again, used for a wide variety of events and activities. Situated adjacent to the Bibbern Coffee Lounge and Bar, this large carpeted room has a capacity of...

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Chivrick

SItuated on the ground floor, Chivrick is a light and airy room with a wooden floor making it the perfect space for dance, art and exercise classes. The easy to clean floor and child friendly environment also makes it suitable for childrens...

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Darknoll

Darknoll and Divelish are situated on the ground floor adjacent to the Lower Atrium. Both rooms boast shower and toilet facilities and can be hired along with the Stour Hall as dressing rooms for performers. Each room is fitted with an intercom...

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Divelish

Darknoll and Divelish are situated on the ground floor adjacent to the Lower Atrium. Both rooms boast shower and toilet facilities and can be hired along with the Stour Hall as dressing rooms for performers. Each room is fitted with an intercom...

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Kitchen

The main kitchen is a fully functioning, 5* kitchen with a large double gas oven, eight ring hob, commercial dishwasher, Kenwood mixer, microwave, grill, pots, pans and utensils needed by professional caterers. Available to hire at reasonable rates....

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Stour Hall

The Stour Hall is the largest space here at The Exchange with total theatre seating capacity of 300, half of which are tiered. With one of the widest stages in the county, it is ideal for all types of performance, be it dance,...

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Dorset's finest public building

The Exchange is situated in Sturminster Newton, in the heart of North Dorset. Centrally located within the county and with a number of rooms available to hire at very competitive rates, it is the ideal venue for a wide range of functions, catering from small groups through to 300. A full catering kitchen and functioning bar are available along with multimedia facilities, sound and lighting equipment and Wi-Fi access throughout.

Whether you are hosting a conference or team-building day, running an informal meeting or interviews, needing somewhere to rehearse, wanting to celebrate a birthday or wedding, hold a trade fair, auction or indoor market or put on your own performance, The Exchange has a room for every occasion.

Accessibility

The Stour Hall is the largest space here at The Exchange with total theatre seating capacity of 300, half of which are tiered. With one of the widest stages in the county, it is ideal for all types of performance, be it dance, drama or music and with a 16ft wide cinema screen, we are now able to show the latest blockbuster hits. There is level access to the stage which makes loading in and out simple.

  • Disabled car parking is available
  • The Stour Hall has a hearing loop system installed
  • A lift is available for users to access all floors
  • Guide, hearing and assistance dogs are welcome throughout the building.
  • There are accessible toilets for wheelchair users on all floors
  • The ground floor disabled toilet has a nappy changing facility

Car Parking

The Exchange shares a free short stay car park on Old Market Hill (DT10 1FH) with the adjacent medical centre. We ask that from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, visitors to The Exchange use only unmarked white parking bays.During the evening and at weekends, visitors to The Exchange can park anywhere within the Old Market Hill car park and enter the building via our first floor entrance.

Alternatively the town’s main car park is situated behind The Exchange on Station Road (DT10 1BN). Charges apply between 9am and 3pm only and the maximum charge is £3.50 for 6 hours. Visitors to The Exchange can enter the building by our ground floor entrance on Station Road.

Whats On

Thu

Mar

30

Tortoise Vs Hare

Living Spit are back by ever popular demand with a brand new show Tortoise V Hare

Barry Hare,...

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Mar

31

Tortoise Vs Hare

Living Spit are back by ever popular demand with a brand new show Tortoise V Hare

Barry Hare,...

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Sat

Apr

01

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Come and join Grimethorpe Colliery Band to celebrate their centenary year!

The Grimethorpe Colliery band was formed in...

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Thu

Apr

06

David Starkey

David Starkey "The King Is Dead: Royal Death & Succession Under The Tudors"

We are delighted to be...

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Fri

Apr

07

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

For over forty years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, based in the UK, has delighted audiences all over the world with...

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Fri

Apr

14

Opera in Colour

Two special evenings of light operatic entertainment, with breathtaking arias, music and sumptuous costumes - all artistically staged in a...

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Apr

15

Opera in Colour

Two special evenings of light operatic entertainment, with breathtaking arias, music and sumptuous costumes - all artistically staged in a...

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Thu

Apr

20

A Street Cat Named Bob

Based on the international best selling book.

The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a...

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Apr

21

Classic Rock

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Thu

Apr

27

Music and Memories

Neil Sands and his wonderful west end cast are back with a brand new production for 2017.

There...

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Sat

Apr

29

The New Jersey Boys

The music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons plus a tribute to Showaddywaddy

By popular demand the...

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Fri

May

05

Meet Tommy Atkins

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May

06

China Crisis

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May

12

Des O’Connor

An Evening with Des O'Connor One of the UK's greatest ever performers, the incomparable DES O'CONNOR, in his brand...

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May

13

The UK Beach Boys

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May

18

The Memory of Water

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May

19

The Memory of Water

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May

20

The Memory of Water

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May

26

An Evening with Jo Burt

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Sat

May

27

The Magic of Christian Lee

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Jun

09

Jethro

Jethro - 40 Years The Joker

A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense, as we take a peek...

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Jun

15

Burton

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Jun

16

Hollywood & The Kings

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Jun

17

Marty Wilde & The Wildcats

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Jun

23

Champions of Rock

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Sun

Jun

25

BOVTS – Under Milk Wood

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School present Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood

Directed by Christopher Scott

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Jul

01

The Christians

After a sellout concert in 2016 at The Exchange (one of the highlights of the year at the venue) The...

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Jul

16

Rhythm of the Dance

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Sat

Aug

19

Los Pacaminos

We are thrilled to be welcoming back Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses...

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Oct

07

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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Fri

Jan

12

Jethro 2

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