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Atrium

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

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Bow Room

The Bow Room is the second largest room available for venue hire 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...

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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 class venue hire. The easy to clean floor and child friendly environment also makes it...

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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 to hire 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...

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Venue hire in Dorset

The Exchange is the perfect space if you are looking for venue hire or meeting rooms in Dorset.

Situated in Sturminster Newton, in the heart of North Dorset and the Blackmore Vale and centrally located within the county of Dorset, The Exchange has a number of conference rooms and meeting rooms available to hire at very competitive rates. The Exchange is the ideal business venue for a wide range of functions, catering for small groups right up to 301 attendees.

As a business venue in Dorset, The Exchange offers a full catering kitchen and a functioning bar is available along with multimedia facilities, sound and lighting equipment and Wi-Fi access throughout.

Our 6 rooms for venue hire

Click on each image of our six rooms available for hire, to see which is suitable for your conference, meeting or event.

 

Meeting room hire in Dorset

There are 6 meeting rooms of various sizes available to hire. 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

Venue hire booking information and enquiries

We welcome venue hire enquiries at The Exchange for:

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

Whether you are hosting a conference and are looking for a suitable venue, 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.

As well as being a fabulous venue to hire in Dorset for various size events, we're also an Arts Centre too. Take a look at our upcoming schedule below.

Whats On

Thu

May

26

Commando (Monty Halls)

Join Monty Halls for an exclusive event to celebrate the launch of his new book “Commando”. The event will...

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Fri

May

27

Belfast

A young boy and his working-class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s. Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh....

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Sat

May

28

December ’63 – O What A Night!

December '63 - O What a Night!   (formerly The New Jersey Boys). A tribute to the music of Frankie Valli...

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Wed

Jun

15

Thomas Hardy (Stur Lit Fest)

Thomas Hardy and his correspondents: lovingkindness, literature and politicsWednesday 15th June at 3pm Tickets £10   This presentation will introduce...

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Thu

Jun

16

23 Walks

A gentle, sweet, funny, romantic story of love in later life following a couple in their sixties, Dave and Fern,...

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Fri

Jun

17

Three Men in a Boat

Three Men in a Boat Friday 17th June, 7:30pm Tickets £12/ £10 conc Directed by Simon Downing Adapted from...

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Sat

Jun

18

Jamie & The Falcons

DATE CHANGE from 12th March to Saturday 18th June. Tickets previously purchased are valid for the new date. ...

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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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Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson Friday 24th June 8pm £22 Tom’s band TRB hit the UK top 10 in 1977 with the...

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Sat

Jun

25

Bootleg Shadows

Bootleg Shadows - in support of East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity It’s hard to believe it’s over 60 years...

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Thu

Jun

30

Vanity Fair

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School - Vanity Fair Thursday 30 June, 7:30pm £12, £8 u18s, £34 family "Yes, this...

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Fri

Jul

01

Jon Bovi-Always

Brand New for 2022 is this electric show, Jon Bovi-Always When you think classic rock, Bon Jovi is one...

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Thu

Jul

21

The Duke

Drama/ Comedy. In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, steals Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington...

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Wed

Aug

10

Superstars of Wrestling

 Superstar Wrestling live - Summer Special The Superstars of wrestling are returning to The Exchange for a night of...

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Sat

Aug

20

Aber Valley Male Voice Choir

The Exchange are delighted to welcome back one of Wales' most successful and popular male voice choirs. Founded in...

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Sat

Aug

27

Growing Pains

The Project Dance Company Presents, Growing Pains. A poignant, emotive and profound new story for audiences of all ages, Growing...

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Fri

Sep

02

Seriously Collins

Phil Collins / Genesis Tribute Show with 10 piece band! No gimmicks, wigs or gorilla suits… Just a genuine tribute...

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Sat

Sep

03

The Counterfeit Sixties

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain's No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the...

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Wed

Sep

07

Diversity in Kimmeridge Clay

Special Diversity in Kimmeridge Clay with Steve Etches MBE Presented by Steve Etches who is a self taught Palaeontologist...

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Sat

Sep

10

Nick Heyward – Acoustic Show

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, Nick Heyward, brings his acoustic trio to The Exchange to celebrate his chart topping back catalogue and...

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Fri

Sep

16

Andy Fairweather Low

Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders Andy Fairweather Low's pedigree is the stuff rock dreams are made of....

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Sat

Sep

17

Beach Boys Smile

Love of music, vocal harmony and Brian Wilson's composition are what brings five young and incredibly talented musicians together to...

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Sat

Sep

24

Marty Wilde & The Wildcats

A chance to see live on stage one of the only performing original Rock'n'Roll Pioneers in the World today. ...

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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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Sat

Oct

08

Beyond The Barricade

Beyond The Barricade, the UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables and delivers...

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Wed

Oct

26

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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Fri

Oct

28

One Night in Texas

Nashville might be the home of country music... But everything is bigger in Texas! Featuring an all live fiddle...

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Sat

Dec

03

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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Fri

Dec

09

Christmas at the Opera

Back in 2022 by popular demand!! Christmas at the Opera features some of the greatest arias and ensembles from...

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Sat

Dec

10

Christmas at the Opera

Back in 2022 by popular demand!! Christmas at the Opera features some of the greatest arias and ensembles from...

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Wed

Dec

14

Christmas Memories

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES 2022 Neil Sands and his wonderful cast are back in a spectacular spirit lifting, heartwarming,...

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Sat

Mar

18

Forever in Blue Jeans

Come and join one of the greatest party’s in town as Forever In Blue Jeans celebrates many happy and successful...

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