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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

21

An Evening with Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont has become a household name through his documentaries about ultra endurance and adventure. Having smashed the circumnavigation cycling...

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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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Thu

Jun

28

Darkest Hour

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime...

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Sat

Jun

30

Northern Soul

NORTHERN SOUL LIVE, A SOUL & MOTOWN PARTY with THE EDWIN STARR BAND  featuring ANGELO STARR with special guest Northern...

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Wed

Jul

04

BOVTS – Mill on the Floss

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School presents The Mill on the Floss By George Eliot Adapted by Helen Edmundson, Directed by...

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Fri

Jul

13

SNADS Murder by Mattress

SNADS present Murder by Mattress...... Inspector Harry Moody and his sidekick, PC Joe Sullen, return to investigate a second murder...

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Sat

Jul

14

SNADS Murder by Mattress

SNADS present Murder by Mattress...... Inspector Harry Moody and his sidekick, PC Joe Sullen, return to investigate a second murder...

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Thu

Jul

19

The Shape of Water

Winner of the year's Academy Award for Best Picture. Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning...

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Sat

Jul

21

The Darkside of Pink Floyd

More than just an ordinary Pink Floyd tribute band, The Darkside of Pink Floyd entertain audiences with a fantastic...

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Sat

Jul

28

The Book of Legends

TLW Dance in Shaftesbury brings their 6th full length production to the Exchange, following their sold out performance of the...

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Sun

Jul

29

The Book of Legends

TLW Dance in Shaftesbury brings their 6th full length production to the Exchange, following their sold out performance of the...

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Wed

Aug

01

The New Hardy Players

Sturminster Newton Museum and Mill Society present The New Hardy Players, celebrating Dorset in word and song. During the interval...

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Thu

Aug

02

Anything that Moves

Karen Hansen ANYTHING THAT MOVES The children will be making things out of wood with real woodworking tools. You will...

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Fri

Aug

10

Space Age Scenes

Darrell Wakelam SPACE AGE SCENES It will be 50 years next year when Man first stepped on the moon.  Help...

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T’Pau

T’Pau became one of the most successful and biggest selling bands of the 1980s with huge hits like China In...

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Thu

Aug

16

Decorator Crabs Messy Art

Jo Burlington DECORATOR CRABS MESSY ART Oops Wow messy art groups are perfect for kids who love to make art...

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Decorator Crabs Messy Art 2

Jo Burlington DECORATOR CRABS MESSY ART Oops Wow messy art groups are perfect for kids who love to make art...

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Fri

Aug

17

Fiddlesticks – Mini Beasts

Fiddlesticks MINI -BEASTS Parents and toddlers can enjoy making marvelous mini beasts - starting with homemade delicious bread caterpillars....

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The Rod Stewart Experience

DEDICATED TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST MUSIC LEGENDS OF ALL TIME, THE ONE AND ONLY 'ROD STEWART'. Garry Pease...

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Thu

Aug

23

The Greatest Showman

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of...

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Fri

Aug

31

Classical Divas

Come and enjoy an unforgettable evening starring four stunning sopranos in an enchanting production crossing over from classical arias to...

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Fri

Sep

07

Johnny Cash Roadshow

The only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! Johnny Cash Roadshow featuring respected singer/songwriter Clive John. After sold...

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Fri

Sep

14

Lipstick On Your Collar

Direct from London’s West End... Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax - you...

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Fri

Sep

21

Superstars of Wrestling

2 hours of live family entertainment with wrestlers from all over the world taking on the very best of Great...

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Thu

Sep

27

Julian Richards Career in Ruins

Julian Richards, archaeologist, presents "A Career in Ruins", a witty, anecdotal talk.. Well known television and radio presenter of...

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Fri

Sep

28

Marty Wilde & The Wildcats

A chance to see live on stage, one of the only performing Rock'n'Roll pioneers in the world today. Marty...

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Thu

Oct

04

TJ Higgs

With her natural, unique and accurate presentation, TJ is today firmly placed as the UK’s foremost psychic medium and her...

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Sat

Oct

06

The New Jersey Boys

Featuring the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. By popular demand The New Jersey Boys return to the...

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Fri

Oct

19

Boogie Nights Disco Party!

Ticket price includes a cocktail on arrival followed by a 3-course 70s style dinner (starter: prawn cocktail vol-au-vents, mini quiches,...

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Sun

Nov

18

The Matt Monro Story

In an emotional and unique evening of music and warmth, Matt Monro's son, Matt Monro Jnr, will be performing unforgettable...

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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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Fri

Dec

07

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

08

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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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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