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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

Dec

13

The Happy Prince

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own...

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Fri

Dec

14

Supersonic 70’s

Led by the ‘Catsuit Wonder Girl’ vocalist Janey Bombshell, this ‘all live’ band delivers a power packed spectacle that will...

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Sat

Dec

15

60’s Night Out

Join 60’s hit makers The Dreamers (formerly Freddie and The Dreamers), as they recreate their hits including I’m Telling You...

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Thu

Dec

20

Christmas Memories

Neil Sands and his brilliant West End cast are back with their Christmas production which has been described as like...

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Sat

Dec

29

One Night of SKA

One Night of SKA is a two hour homage to the music, bands and artistes that influenced two generations of...

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Fri

Jan

11

The Ninebarrow Quartet

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on...

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Sat

Jan

19

Fleetwood Bac

FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, the only Mac...

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Thu

Jan

24

Jethro – The Count of Cornwall

Following 60 sold out shows last year, "The Count of Cornwall" is back again with his unique style of comedy....

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Fri

Jan

25

Jethro – The Count of Cornwall

Following 60 sold out shows last year, "The Count of Cornwall" is back again with his unique style of comedy....

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Sat

Feb

02

ELO Again

The World's No1 Electric Light Orchestra tribute, re-living the musical heritage of Jeff Lynne. ELO Again perform pop masterpieces such...

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Fri

Feb

08

Mari Wilson

Mari Wilson first arrived on the scene in the early 80s with her skyscraper beehive hairdo bizarre sense of fashion...

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Wed

Feb

13

SNADS – Treasure Island

Ahoy there, me hearties! This is everybody’s favourite swashbuckling tale of skulduggery upon the high seas; join us for a...

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Thu

Feb

14

SNADS – Treasure Island

Ahoy there, me hearties! This is everybody’s favourite swashbuckling tale of skulduggery upon the high seas; join us for a...

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Fri

Feb

15

SNADS – Treasure Island

Ahoy there, me hearties! This is everybody’s favourite swashbuckling tale of skulduggery upon the high seas; join us for a...

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Sat

Feb

16

SNADS – Treasure Island

Ahoy there, me hearties! This is everybody’s favourite swashbuckling tale of skulduggery upon the high seas; join us for a...

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Tue

Feb

19

Oskar’s Amazing Adventure

Theatre Fideri Fidera present Oskar’s Amazing Adventure An original, heart-warming and entertaining play for young children and their...

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Oskar’s Hibernation Workshop

Places limited to 25 children, who must be accompanied A fun-filled drama, arts & craft workshop follows the performance, packed...

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Fri

Feb

22

Jason Donovan

Jason Donovan & His Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour Jason is delighted to announce that he is extending his Amazing...

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Sat

Feb

23

Giants of Science

Living Spit return with a brand new show......Giants of Science! Howard Coggins knows nothing about Science. ​Stu Mcloughlin...

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Thu

Feb

28

David Starkey: Henry VIII

DAVID STARKEY. HENRY VIII: THE FIRST BREXITEER? Henry VIII, like a colossus, bestrides the history of our country. He invented...

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Fri

Mar

01

The Zoots 80s Show

Pull on your neon and dust off your shoulder pads, it’s the eighties show you Just Can’t Get Enough of!...

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Sat

Mar

02

Holy Moly & The Crackers

Join this nationally acclaimed seven-piece gypsy folk-rock band from Newcastle Upon Tyne for an evening of lively music and tall...

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Fri

Mar

08

Georgie Fame

One of a very select number of UK tour dates, Georgie Fame appears in concert at The Exchange, for one...

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Sat

Mar

09

Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

Since 1959 the tradition at Ronnie Scott's has always been to have house musicians - that tradition continues with The...

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Fri

Mar

22

Psychic Medium – Nikki Kitt

Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship...

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Fri

May

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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