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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

Fri

Jun

23

Champions of Rock

Join the ultimate celebration of one of the biggest bands to have ever graced the stage - Queen. Champions...

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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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Sat

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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Thu

Jul

06

An Evening with Tim Vine

AN EVENING WITH TIM VINE FOR YEWSTOCK SCHOOL Tim Vine is returning to the Edinburgh Festival to tell lots...

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Fri

Jul

14

SNADS Murder Mystery Evening

SNADS Murder Mystery Evening The Great British Bump Off With Ploughmans Supper & Cake A fundraiser for...

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Sun

Jul

16

Rhythm of the Dance

This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and...

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Thu

Jul

20

Moonlight

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His...

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Fri

Jul

21

A Celebration Of Neil Diamond

Wayne Denton fronts this live concert. Faithfully recreating the songs, atmosphere and evoking memories of the era...

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Sat

Jul

29

Joe Swift ‘Man About The Garden’

JOE SWIFT A MAN ABOUT THE GARDEN TV presenter Joe Swift digs deep to reveal his fascinating...

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Thu

Aug

03

3D Owl Sculptures

Create your own 3d Owl Sculpture from card, paper and glue with Darrell Wakelam.   Darrell has been providing exciting...

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Fri

Aug

04

Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly

Through the decades with Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the...

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Thu

Aug

10

The World of Mantovani

‘The World Of Mantovani’ - An Illustrated Talk by Paul Barrett An interactive video presentation will show film from...

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Fri

Aug

11

Fiddlesticks

MUSIC & ACTIVITIES FOR TODDLERS led by Kathy Kelly of Fiddlesticks. Parents and toddlers can enjoy a fun-filled session of...

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Sat

Aug

12

Voice of the Heart

All the unforgettable Carpenter hits such as Yesterday Once More, Goodbye to Love, Close to You, Only Yesterday, alongside a...

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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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Mon

Aug

21

Ancient Pots & Planting

Get hands on with the three traditional clay hand building techniques with Fran Quinlan – slab, coil and thumb. ...

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Thu

Aug

24

Viceroy’s House

About the inside life of the Viceroy's House in 1947 during the Partition of India. The final Viceroy of...

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Sat

Aug

26

The Chicago Blues Brothers

The award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical...

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Sun

Sep

03

Dame Eileen Atkins

‘The Exchange are delighted to welcome leading actress and screenwriter Dame Eileen Atkins who will be in conversation with the...

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Mon

Sep

11

SAS Band

Spike Edney Presents The Best Rock and Soul Show in Town with his Ultimate All-Star Band! We are thrilled...

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Sat

Sep

16

The UK Beach Boys

The “Beach Boys” are one of the most successful bands of all time, and are often referred to as "America's...

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Thu

Sep

21

The Temperance Seven

               GRAND  DIAMOND  JUBILEE  TOUR 2017 Who could have predicted that a band,...

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Sat

Sep

23

Heaven 17

The brainchild of Martyn Ware and born from the collapse of the original Human League, 80's synth pioneers Heaven 17...

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Fri

Oct

06

Liza Sings Streisand

Liza Pulman, the acclaimed singer & comedienne of Fascinating Aida, celebrating the songs of the great Barbra Streisand with her...

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Sat

Oct

07

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Living Spit present 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII' Two Actors. Too Many Characters. One Big Ego. Howard...

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Fri

Oct

13

Hazel O’Connor

A very special evening with award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor, joined here by  Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on...

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Sat

Oct

14

Mi Flamenco – Incognito

We are thrilled to be presenting, with Artsreach Dorset Mi Flamenco - Incognito Mi Flamenco is an international...

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Thu

Nov

02

The Vera Lynn Story

How did a simple plumber’s daughter rise from her humble origins to capture the hearts of a nation? Taking the...

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Tue

Dec

12

Christmas Memories

From the producers of 90 Glorious Years comes a brand new Christmas matinee nostalgia show. Join Neil...

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Fri

Jan

05

Golden Years – Bowie Experience

Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie. A must see...

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Fri

Jan

12

Jethro

After a sell out concert last year Jethro is back by popular demand! Every once in a while there comes...

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