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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 301, half of which are tiered. With one of the widest stages in the county, it is ideal for all types of performance, be...

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The Exchange is the place to meet - hire of meeting rooms

The Exchange is situated in Sturminster Newton, in the heart of North Dorset and the Blackmore Vale. 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 for small groups through to 301. A full catering kitchen and functioning bar are available along with multimedia facilities, sound and lighting equipment and Wi-Fi access throughout.

There are 6 meeting rooms of various sizes available for hire at The Exchange.

Suitable for all your different business needs including general meetings, training courses, presentations, clubs and group activities, rehearsals, workshops and one to one meetings.

  • Classroom Style
  • Boardroom Style
  • Cabaret Style
  • Theatre Style

Booking information and enquiries

We welcome

  • One off bookings
  • Block bookings
  • Regular on-going (weekly/monthly) bookings

Whether you are hosting a conference or team-building day, running a formal/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.

Enquiries welcome. To book now or to check prices and availability, call reception on 01258 475137.

Feel welcome to come along and view our range of venue hire facilities and to discuss your requirements with a member of our friendly team. All you have to do is contact us or come and see us.

Disabled access

  • Wheelchair accessible toilets
  • Lift enabling disabled access to all floors.

Event catering

Refreshments can be arranged through our on-site cafe or if you would prefer, you are welcome to make your own provisions (terms and conditions apply).

A hot water urn can be hired if you would like to provide your own tea and coffee.

Equipment hire

To compliment your room hire or event, equipment is also available to hire including staging, flip charts, projectors and screens.

Accessibility

The Stour Hall is our largest room and is a flexible space with moveable seating, including a raised theatre-style tiered seating section. It’s an ideal space to hire for music events, dance and drama as well as parties, rehearsals, meetings and conferences. With a capacity of 301 theatre style and approximately 200 cabaret style, the hall has excellent acoustics and a wooden sprung floor. The room has an integral projector/screen and one of the widest stages in the county. 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 8pm. Visitors to The Exchange can enter the building by our ground floor entrance on Station Road.

Whats On

Thu

May

27

Love Sarah

A young woman wishes to fulfill her mother's dream of opening her own bakery in Notting Hill, London. To do...

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Sat

Jun

19

Flea the Pandemic

FLEA the PANDEMIC   Dorset 1348   by Sue Ashby In 1348 a ship arrives at Melcombe Regis...

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Jun

20

Flea the Pandemic

FLEA the PANDEMIC   Dorset 1348   by Sue Ashby In 1348 a ship arrives at Melcombe Regis...

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Wed

Jun

30

Beauty & the Beast

Living Spit’s Beauty and the Beast The classic French tale of Beauty and the Beast tells of a bright...

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Thu

Jul

01

Beauty & the Beast

Living Spit’s Beauty and the Beast The classic French tale of Beauty and the Beast tells of a bright...

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Fri

Aug

06

Totally Tina

This show has been rescheduled from 20th November 2020. All tickets purchased for 20th November 2020 are valid for...

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Wed

Aug

18

Bringing Back the Good Times

This show has been rescheduled from Land of Hope & Glory on 24th September 2020. All tickets purchased for...

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Thu

Sep

09

Lucy Worsley Very British Murder

A Very British Murder An illustrated tour through the dark story of our fascination with murder, with renowned historian...

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Sat

Sep

18

A Vision of Elvis

All tickets previously purchased for this show are valid for the new date 18th September 2021. Starring Rob Kingsley,...

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Sat

Sep

25

dS:uK DIRE STRAITS

All tickets previously bought are valid for the new date of 25th September 2021 “dS:uK…in tribute to Dire Straits”...

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Fri

Oct

01

Psychic Medium – Nikki Kitt

All tickets previously purchased will be valid for the new date of 1st October 2021. Evening of Mediumship with...

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Fri

Oct

08

Lawrence: After Arabia

The screening has been resheduled from 11th May 2020. All tickets purchased are valid for the new date of...

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Fri

Nov

05

The Rod Stewart Experience

The show has been rescheduled from 1st May 2020. All tickets purchased for 1st May 2020 will be...

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Sat

Nov

06

Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS!)

Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new...

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Sat

Nov

20

Lollypops and Moptops

Lollypops & Moptops is a must see show for all 50’s & 60s music fans! A trip down nostalgia lane for...

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Sat

Nov

27

Los Pacaminos

This show has been rescheduled from 13th November 2020. All tickets purchased for 13th November 2020 are valid for...

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Fri

Dec

03

Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas. They recorded their earlier work in...

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Sat

Dec

04

Andy Fairweather Low

The show has been rescheduled from 12th June 2020. All tickets purchased for 12th June are valid for 4th...

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Fri

Dec

10

Christmas at the Opera

Christmas at the Opera features some of the greatest arias and ensembles from the operas of Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet,...

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Sat

Dec

11

Christmas at the Opera

Christmas at the Opera features some of the greatest arias and ensembles from the operas of Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet,...

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Sat

Jan

29

Radio Ga Ga

The UK’s authoritative Queen Concert Show performed live, in a two-hour rock spectacular! Be part of the ultimate celebration...

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Fri

Feb

25

Toyah Acoustica/Electronica Tour

TOYAH ACOUSTICA/ELECTRONICA UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL We are thrilled to be welcoming Toyah back to our stage with a...

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Sat

Feb

26

GO NOW! The Moody Blues Tribute

This show has been rescheduled from 17th October 2020 & 26th March 2021. All tickets purchased for these dates...

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Sat

Apr

09

Roxy Magic

THE UK'S ONLY ROXY MUSIC/BRYAN FERRY TRIBUTE BAND Formed in 2004, ROXY MAGIC lovingly recreate four decades, of incredible...

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Fri

May

13

Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees Tribute

The show has been rescheduled from 29th May 2020. All tickets purchased for 29th May 2020 will be valid...

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Fri

Jun

24

‘Through the Rain’ Barry Manilow

This show has been rescheduled from 6th November 2020. All tickets purchased for 6th November are valid for 24th June...

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Sat

Jul

23

Total Pop Party

The show has been rescheduled from 2020 All tickets purchased are valid for 23rd July 2022 The Perfect...

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Thu

Oct

06

Ruby Turner

All tickets previously sold are valid for the new date of 6th October 2022. Ruby Turner was born in...

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