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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

20

BOVTS Canterbury Tales

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer Adapted by John Hartoch A colourful cast...

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Sat

Jun

22

The Chicago Blues Brothers

The award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high octane, adrenaline-pumping...

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Thu

Jun

27

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before...

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Sat

Jun

29

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

The Grimethorpe Colliery band was formed in 1917 as a leisure activity for the workmen at the colliery. ...

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Fri

Jul

05

Beatles with Wings

"Working with Paul and Wings was one of the best periods of my life as a sax player". Starting...

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Fri

Jul

12

Wit & Songs of Noel Coward

Pianist and entertainer, Peter Gill presents a tribute to the wit and song-writing skill of that most English of Englishmen,...

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Sat

Jul

13

Aber Valley Male Voice Choir

The Exchange are delighted to welcome back one of Wales' most successful and popular male voice choirs. The 'Boys'...

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Fri

Jul

19

Dig For Vengeance

SNADS presents Dig For Vengeance - A Murder Mystery Evening Doors open 7pm ~ Curtain up 7.30pm ...

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Thu

Jul

25

Fisherman’s Friends

Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of...

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Fri

Jul

26

Holy Moly & The Crackers

With an amazing 2018 behind them, 2019 brings folk/rock Holy Moly & The Crackers back out onto the stage with...

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Sat

Jul

27

Voice of the Heart

A terrific show from the producers of the hit musical Forever In Blue Jeans present It is now...

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Thu

Aug

01

The Gingerbread Man

Join Treehouse Theatre for an exciting and interactive hour of making music with instruments, dressing up, singing songs and creating...

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Fri

Aug

09

Stone Carving

Stone Carving with Bec Freisleben Dorset has a rich heritage of stone quarrying and carving, and this is an exciting...

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The Counterfeit Seventies

Following the success of The Counterfeit Sixties Show, they now bring to The Exchange The Counterfeit Seventies Show. ...

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Sat

Aug

10

Code Breakers

Presented by All Electric Productions Dr Mark Baldwin presents one of the Second World War’s most fascinating stories, that...

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Holder & Smith Quartet

Ben Holder (Violin, Vocals) and Stuart Carter-Smith (Guitar) have toured together extensively throughout the UK, Europe and the US over...

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Fri

Aug

16

Hands on Graffiti Experience

Abigail Thommes - Hands on Graffiti Experience If you want to be the next Banksy come along to this workshop...

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Thu

Aug

22

All Is True

Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to...

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Fri

Aug

23

3D Goldfinch Sculptures

3D Sculptures with Darrell Wakelam Get ready for lots of cutting, sticking, paper mache and collage if you'd like...

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Wed

Aug

28

The Kid Who Would Be King

Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends...

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Fri

Sep

06

One Night in Dublin

ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN will come to Sturminster Newton where The Wild Murphys will set up Murphy’s Pub, guaranteeing one...

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Fri

Sep

20

TOYAH The Crimson Queen Tour

The concert will see the accomplished live performer present songs from the album including lead single Sensational and the epic...

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Thu

Sep

26

Colette

After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires...

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Fri

Oct

04

Jeremy Vine

JEREMY VINE - WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?! Jeremy Vine is one of the UK's most successful broadcasters....

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Sat

Oct

05

The Legendary Showaddywaddy

SHOWADDYWADDY have long been established as Europe's most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll. The record simply speaks...

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Fri

Oct

11

Islands In The Stream

Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Leave your 9...

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Sat

Oct

12

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, in...

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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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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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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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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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