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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

Oct

17

SNADS – Those Were The Days

A nostalgic look back at the 50s and 60s, where SNADS will endeavour to recapture the mood of those decades...

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Fri

Oct

18

SNADS – Those Were The Days

A nostalgic look back at the 50s and 60s, where SNADS will endeavour to recapture the mood of those decades...

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Sat

Oct

19

SNADS – Those Were The Days

A nostalgic look back at the 50s and 60s, where SNADS will endeavour to recapture the mood of those decades...

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Fri

Oct

25

A Celebration Of Neil Diamond

Wayne Denton fronts this live concert. Faithfully recreating the songs, atmosphere and evoking memories of the era...

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Sat

Oct

26

The Three Degrees

More than three decades on, the threesome have retained their beauty, their sparkling choreography and their precise vocal qualities. Today,...

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Tue

Oct

29

Ogg n Ugg n Dogg

A long time ago there were no dogs – there were wolves, but we didn’t like them and they didn’t...

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Ogg n Ugg n Dugg Workshop

* Post-show arts and crafts workshop with Ogg n Ugg. Workshop runs for 40mins. Places £3 for age 4+ Limited...

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Thu

Oct

31

Rocketman

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. 'A sequin-encrusted delight. On paper it...

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Fri

Nov

08

An Evening with Lesley Garrett

Join Britain’s most popular soprano for a delightful evening of song, reminiscences and chat.  Accompanied by, and in conversation with,...

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Sat

Nov

09

Living Spit’s Odyssey

Captivating singer Kate Dimbleby joins Bristol’s favourite comedy theatre troupe Living Spit to reimagine Homer’s classic work. The Odyssey,...

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Fri

Nov

15

Strictly 80s

Strictly 80s with live music from Stone Groove Cocktail on Arrival 3-course Retro 80s Dinner Disco and Bar STARTER: Prawn...

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Thu

Nov

21

Yesterday

A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an...

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Sat

Nov

23

The Miller’s Daughter

The Miller's Daughter - Unrest at the Mill 1830 by Sue Ashby and Tony Benge The setting for this...

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Thu

Nov

28

Bedroom Farce

Capturing the true spirit of Alan Ayckbourn's work, theatre group 'Close to the Mark' present this hilarious farce set in...

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Sat

Nov

30

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

06

Christmas Memories

Neil Sands and his wonderful cast are back with their biggest ever production of their hit show, filled with, more...

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Roy Wood & his Rock & Roll Band

Roy Wood Rock & His Roll Band Christmas Show What better way to celebrate our holiday season, than with...

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Sat

Dec

07

Barrelhouse Blues Orchestra

Back at the Exchange in December to blow away those winter blues! The regular line up of professional players are...

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Fri

Dec

13

Bye Bye Baby

Bye Bye Baby are a jaw­dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of...

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Sat

Dec

14

Kim Wilde ‘Winter Acoustic Tour’

In 2013 Kim released the acclaimed ‘Wilde Winter Songbook’ album.  Featuring some beautiful winter and Christmas inspired songs, as well...

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Fri

Dec

20

The Ultimate Bublé Show

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

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Fri

Jan

10

An Evening with Jaki Graham

Jaki Graham is one of the most appealing Soul entertainers to emerge from the UK, as a true pioneer having...

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Sat

Jan

11

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Since 1969 the Pasadena Roof Orchestra has been faithfully re-creating the glories of popular music from the 1920's and 1930's....

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Tue

Feb

04

Dance To The Music

Dance To The Music is a sumptuously beautiful, glamorous dance show created, directed, choreographed and starring ex Strictly Come Dancing...

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Fri

Feb

21

Lipstick On Your Collar

As seen in London's West End Lipstick On Your Collar is back with a brand new show. Step back...

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Sat

Feb

29

Beyond The Barricade

Beyond The Barricade THE UK’S LEADING MUSICAL THEATRE CONCERT Now celebrating an incredible 21 Years touring the UK, and...

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