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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 opposite the ground floor entrance to The Exchange, on Station Road (DT10 1BN). Parking is free from 6.00pm.

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

Sun

May

26

Balkan/Yiddish Dance Workshop

Balkan & Yiddish Dance Workshop with Live Music from She'Koyokh Take part in a dance workshop led by members...

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She’Koyokh in Concert

London-based She’Koyokh have been stars of the UK klezmer scene for over 20 years, described by the Evening Standard as...

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Thu

Jun

06

Suffragette

Cary Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter, Meryl Streep, Anne-Marie Duff, Romola Gara star in this extraordinary film from 2015. ...

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Fri

Jun

21

SNADS present Sweet Sorrow

They say that grief is love that has nowhere to go. When wife and mother Gemma dies she leaves husband...

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Sat

Jun

22

SNADS present Sweet Sorrow

They say that grief is love that has nowhere to go. When wife and mother Gemma dies she leaves husband...

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Thu

Jun

27

Haircut 100

Bringing the past 40 years whizzing into the present day, Haircut 100 will come together to fuse the sounds...

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Sat

Jul

06

MJ Legacy

MJ THE LEGACY’ is an exceptionally authentic, world class Tribute to Michael Jackson! Starring CJ, one of the worlds...

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Sat

Jul

13

Cory Band

Cory Band from Wales renowned as one of the leading Brass Bands in the World returns to perform at The...

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Fri

Jul

19

My Heart Will Go On

Celine – My Heart Will Go On The Ultimate Tribute Concert To Celine Dion  After a sold out tour across...

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Sat

Jul

20

A Night of Blues ‘n’ Boogie

A Night of Blues ‘n’ Boogie – 3 great acts: - A wonderfully varied and entertaining night of blues!...

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Sat

Jul

27

The Exchange Summer Ball

Come and join us for a special evening at The Exchange Ball. Dress to imporess and dance the night away...

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Sat

Aug

10

Breathless Music of the Corrs

Three stunning sisters and their father perform their show Breathless – an outstanding celebration of the music of The Corrs....

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Sat

Aug

17

Jamie & The Falcons

When Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Bob Geldof and Brian May need a Party Band, who...

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Sat

Aug

24

ELO Again

ELO AGAIN are back with their stunning 'Re-Discovery Tour' celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the...

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Sat

Sep

07

The Alter Eagles

The Alter Eagles are delighted to be coming back to the Exchange for the third year in a row, bringing...

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Sat

Sep

14

Showaddywaddy

Celebrating 50 years of Showaddywaddy ‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement, but Showaddywaddy...

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Sat

Sep

28

Commitments & Blues Brothers

THE ULTIMATE COMMITMENTS & BLUES BROTHERS EXPERIENCE SHOW Having gained critical acclaim around the UK, in a show...

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Sat

Oct

05

T Rex The music of Marc & Mickey

T Rex The Music of Marc Bolan & Mickey Finn Featuring the all star band created by Mickey...

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Sat

Oct

12

Tenors Unlimited

Tenors Unlimited are excited to announce their new show ‘Great Songs Tour’. Their repertoire includes popular classics with crooner...

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Wed

Dec

18

Christmas Memories

Neil Sands and his wonderful cast are back with the new 2024 production of their hit show, a spectacular spirit...

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Sat

Dec

21

Mad Dog Mcrea

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From...

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Sat

Jun

07

An Intimate Evening Martin Fry

ABC – An Intimate Evening With Martin Fry A Look At Life And A Look Of Live The...

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