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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

Fri

Aug

17

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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Thu

Sep

13

Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel

In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was German-occupied during WWII....

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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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Fri

Oct

05

John Suchet – Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky - The Man Revealed. A Troubled Genius. It may be hard to believe, but the man behind such...

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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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Thu

Oct

11

A Night on Broadway

Showtime comes to The Exchange as SNADS venture into the world of musical theatre for a dazzling production of songs...

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Fri

Oct

12

A Night on Broadway

Showtime comes to The Exchange as SNADS venture into the world of musical theatre for a dazzling production of songs...

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Sat

Oct

13

A Night on Broadway

Showtime comes to The Exchange as SNADS venture into the world of musical theatre for a dazzling production of songs...

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Wed

Oct

17

A Pure Woman

Poonamallee Productions present the world première tour of 'A Pure Woman', a new play by Simon Reade based on Christopher...

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Thu

Oct

18

On Chesil Beach

Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual...

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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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Sat

Oct

27

Wildlife Road Trip

TV wildlife presenters from Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch broadcasters Martin Hughes-Games and Iolo Williams present the wild and exciting WILDLIFE...

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Fri

Nov

02

Travelling Wilburys Experience

Come and celebrate with the band as they commemorate 30 YEARS since the Wilburys original album release and pay a...

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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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Thu

Nov

22

Journey’s End – Film

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by...

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Fri

Nov

23

David Starkey: Henry VIII

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

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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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Thu

Nov

29

Rory Bremner & Jan Ravens

She's Merkel To His Trump. He's Boris to her Theresa. Two of Britain's finest impressionists come together on one bill...

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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

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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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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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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