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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

Sat

Feb

24

Comedy Night with Dizzy Comedy

Dennis Pratt and his comedy friends are back at The Exchange for another night of entertaining comedy. Dennis...

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Tue

Feb

27

Tangle Company: Doctor Faustus

Tangle presents Christopher Marlowe’s DOCTOR FAUSTUS "He that loves pleasure must for pleasure fall" Faustus...

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Fri

Mar

02

Boogie Nights Disco Party!

Boogie Nights 70's Disco Party! 3-course retro 70's dinner by Thyme after Time Live Band - Stone Groove Cocktail on...

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Sat

Mar

03

Islands In The Stream

The Music of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music -...

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Sat

Mar

10

Ultimate Bublé

Mark Daniels as Ultimate Bublé performs the biggest hits of Michael Bublé in this stunning live tribute show featuring his...

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Thu

Mar

15

John Mills

John Mills - Classical Guitar & The Archaeus  String Quartet Play Vivaldi, Cherubini, Ravel  and Argentinian guitar masters. John...

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Fri

Mar

16

Fashion Show

The Friends of Blandford Community Hospital Fashion Show Fabulous 'New to You' Spring/Summer clothing Doors open 6.30pm...

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Wed

Mar

21

Psychic Sally – Kisses to Heaven

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK's award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than...

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Thu

Mar

22

Murder on the Orient Express

A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When...

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Sat

Mar

24

Soul Kinda Wonderful

TRIBUTE TO THE DRIFTERS & MOTOWN Celebrate the music and songs of the golden era of The Drifters and Motown....

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Thu

Apr

12

Julian Richards-A Life in Ruins

Julian Richards, archaeologist, presents "A Life in Ruins", a witty, anecdotal talk about his career. Well known television and...

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Sat

Apr

14

Swinging At The Cotton Club

‘Swinging at The Cotton Club’ is the action-packed show celebrating the music, dance, and songs of the Cotton Club –...

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Wed

Apr

18

Living Spit – One Man & His Cow

A man. A cow. A whole shed of trouble. Trevor loves Judy. Judy loves Trevor. They’re...

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Thu

Apr

19

Breathe

After contracting polio at the age of 28, Robin Cavendish is confined to a bed and given only months to...

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Sat

Apr

21

Forever in Blue Jeans

Come and join one of the greatest party’s in town as Forever In Blue Jeans celebrates 21 happy and successful...

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Thu

Apr

26

Land of Hope & Glory

Neil Sands and his wonderful West End Cast are back with their hit new production for 2018, Land of Hope...

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Sat

Apr

28

Patsy Cline and Friends

Tribute Concert to Patsy Cline – Hank Williams – Jim Reeves The Velvet Country voice of Patsy Cline...

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Fri

May

04

The Rolling Stones Story

Featuring all their classic hits, The Rolling Stones Story is a high energy concert celebrating the music of the World’s...

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Sun

May

06

Cilla & The Shades Of The 60s

This stunning and elegant review of the life of Cilla Black soars its way through the 60s. Cilla performs songs...

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Fri

May

11

The Nat King Cole Story

King for a Day, is the brand new concert from acclaimed jazz vocalist, Atila, celebrating one of the defining voices...

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Thu

May

17

Journey’s End

Journey’s End By R C Sherriff Operation Michael was a major German military offensive during the first world war and...

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Fri

May

18

Journey’s End

Journey’s End By R C Sherriff Operation Michael was a major German military offensive during the first world war and...

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Sat

May

19

Journey’s End

Journey’s End By R C Sherriff Operation Michael was a major German military offensive during the first world war and...

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Sat

May

26

Jump, Jive & Wail-The Jive Aces

Renowned worldwide for their high-energy spectacular showmanship, their viral video Bring Me Sunshine and for being the first live band...

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Fri

Jun

22

Nick Heyward

Nick Heyward is a British singer-songwriter and musician. Nick starting his music career in 1980, as a member of...

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Sun

Nov

18

The Matt Monro Story

MATT MONRO….HIS LIFE…….HIS MUSIC…..PORTRAYED BY ……MATT MONRO JNR. THE MATT MONRO STORY “THE SINGER’S SINGER” CELEBRATING THE...

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Sat

Nov

24

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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