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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

Thu

Jun

11

BOVTS Far From The Madding Crowd

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED - PLEASE SEE POST UNDER 'NEWS' FOR INFORMATION BRISTOL OLD VIC THEATRE SCHOOL PRESENT...

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Thu

Jun

18

CATS

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED - PLEASE SEE POST UNDER 'NEWS' FOR INFORMATION A cat named Victoria (Francesca Hayward)...

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Fri

Jul

17

Rabbit Rabbit

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED - PLEASE SEE POST UNDER 'NEWS' FOR INFORMATION Rabbit Rabbit - A tribute...

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Wed

Jul

29

Psychic Medium – Nikki Kitt

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 27TH MARCH 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 27TH MARCH WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Fri

Aug

07

dS:uK DIRE STRAITS

THE SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED FROM 20TH MARCH  2020. ALL TICKETS DATED 20TH MARCH WILL BE VALID FOR THE...

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Fri

Sep

18

A Vision of Elvis

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 17TH APRIL 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 17TH APRIL WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Sep

24

Land of Hope & Glory

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 21ST APRIL 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 21ST APRIL WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Mon

Sep

28

Lawrence: After Arabia

THE SCREENING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 11TH MAY 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 11TH MAY WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Sat

Oct

17

GO NOW! The Moody Blues Tribute

GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues is an opportunity for fans to experience this timeless music live,...

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Mon

Oct

26

Total Pop Party

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 4TH APRIL 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 4TH APRIL WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Wed

Oct

28

Jethro – The Final Good Night

For one last time enjoy a memorable evening of hysterical nonsense - take a peek into the circus lurking deep...

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Fri

Oct

30

Los Pacaminos

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 13TH NOVEMBER 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 13TH NOVEMBER WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Fri

Nov

06

‘Through the Rain’ Barry Manilow

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 24TH APRIL 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 24TH APRIL WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Fri

Nov

20

Totally Tina

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 24TH JANUARY 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 24TH JANUARY WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Fri

Dec

11

A Christmas Night at the Opera

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

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Sat

Dec

12

A Christmas Night at the Opera

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

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Sat

Jan

09

The Alter Eagles

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 20TH JUNE 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 20TH JUNE WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Fri

Mar

05

The Rod Stewart Experience

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 1ST MAY 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 1ST MAY WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Sat

Mar

27

Andy Fairweather Low

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 12TH JUNE 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 12TH JUNE WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Sat

May

08

Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees Tribute

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 29TH MAY 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 29TH MAY WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Thu

Jul

01

Living Spit – Elizabeth I

1558. England. A country divided by religion and politics, teetering on the brink of civil war. The hopes of the...

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Following the latest advice from HM Government, we regret that The Exchange will be closed for the immediate future. How long this situation lasts will depend on recommendations from the relevant authorities; we will be monitoring the ongoing situation and following their guidance. For any urgent queries please email us [email protected] Wherever possible events will be re-scheduled for future dates. Our website news page & social media will be updated and press releases issued.
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