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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

Oct

28

The Opposite Sex

SNADS present “The Opposite Sex”, by David Tristram A contemporary farce about marriage and relationships with a bittersweet twist....

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Fri

Oct

29

The Opposite Sex

SNADS present “The Opposite Sex”, by David Tristram A contemporary farce about marriage and relationships with a bittersweet twist....

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Sat

Oct

30

The Opposite Sex

SNADS present “The Opposite Sex”, by David Tristram A contemporary farce about marriage and relationships with a bittersweet twist....

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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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Tue

Nov

09

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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Sat

Nov

13

Voice of the Heart

A terrific show from the producers of the hit musical Forever In Blue Jeans present It is now...

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Sun

Nov

14

Sonia Sabri Company

Artsreach presents Sonia Sabri Company with Same, Same… But Different ‘Same Same...But Different’ is as fun and magical dance...

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Thu

Nov

18

Living Spit’s Frankenstein

Two souls inextricably linked. One, a tortured and tenacious genius. The other, a hideous creature made up from bits of...

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Fri

Nov

19

Living Spit’s Frankenstein

Two souls inextricably linked. One, a tortured and tenacious genius. The other, a hideous creature made up from bits of...

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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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Thu

Dec

02

BSO ‘Music of Reflection’

This Autumn Dorset’s rural touring charity Artsreach is partnering once more with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to present a series...

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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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Wed

Dec

08

Living Spit – The Nativity

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed… Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. A donkey, a camel and a new...

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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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Wed

Dec

15

Christmas Memories

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES 2021 Neil Sands and his wonderful cast are back in a spectacular spirit lifting, heartwarming,...

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Sat

Jan

29

Radio GaGa

Radio GaGa – The Ultimate Queen Tribute Have your finest hour, or two! As we bring you Radio GAGA....

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Wed

Feb

16

The Little Mermaid Relaxed Perf

SNADS Pantomime for 2022 is the classic tale of The Little Mermaid. It is brought to life in an...

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Thu

Feb

17

The Little Mermaid

Sturminster Newton Amateur Dramatic Society's Pantomime for 2022 is the classic tale of The Little Mermaid. It is brought...

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Fri

Feb

18

The Little Mermaid

Sturminster Newton Amateur Dramatic Society's Pantomime for 2022 is the classic tale of The Little Mermaid. It is brought...

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Sat

Feb

19

The Little Mermaid

Sturminster Newton Amateur Dramatic Society's Pantomime for 2022 is the classic tale of The Little Mermaid. It is brought...

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Fri

Feb

25

Toyah’s Posh Pop Tour

Toyah / Posh Pop Tour This is a unique chance to experience Toyah up close and personal 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

Mar

05

Hazel O’Connor

 HAZEL O’CONNOR Breaking Glass 40 Years On-Hallelujah !   “They were absolutely fantastic, bringing the entire audience roaring to...

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Thu

Apr

14

A Celebration of John Denver

A CELEBRATION OF JOHN DENVER' IS A HIGHLY ACCLAIMED TRIBUTE TO BELOVED MUSIC LEGEND, JOHN DENVER, PERFORMED BY WAYNE DENTON...

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Sat

Apr

30

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

06

A Vision of Elvis

All tickets previously purchased for this show are valid for the new date 6th May 2022. Starring Rob Kingsley,...

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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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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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