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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

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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Sat

Jan

18

Cloudbusting

AEP presents Cloudbusting - The Music of Kate Bush “If you missed Kate Bush in 2014, go and see...

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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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Feb

07

Icons: Legendary Divas

Unleash Your Inner Diva, with this fabulous new concert spectacular:  ICONS -  Celebrating The Legendary Divas! Join...

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Wed

Feb

12

Snow White Relaxed Performance

During 2020 SNADS will be celebrating 90 years of amateur productions in Sturminster Newton. SNADS are proud to...

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Feb

13

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

During 2020 SNADS will be celebrating 90 years of amateur productions in Sturminster Newton. The pantomime in this...

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Fri

Feb

14

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

During 2020 SNADS will be celebrating 90 years of amateur productions in Sturminster Newton. The pantomime in this...

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Sat

Feb

15

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

During 2020 SNADS will be celebrating 90 years of amateur productions in Sturminster Newton. The pantomime in this...

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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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Fri

Mar

06

Volpone

Ben Johnson’s classic satire of cunning and greed is brought vividly to life by African Caribbean theatre company Tangle “Honour?...

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Fri

Mar

27

Psychic Medium – Nikki Kitt

Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring...

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Mar

28

Soul Kinda Wonderful

The fabulous Soul Kinda Wonderful celebrates the music and songs of soul and Motown including the songs of Ben E....

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Tue

Apr

21

Land of Hope & Glory

Neil Sands and his wonderful cast are back with a new production for 2020, of their most popular patriotic show...

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Thu

Jun

11

BOVTS Far From The Madding Crowd

BRISTOL OLD VIC THEATRE SCHOOL PRESENT FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD By Thomas Hardy, Adapted by Mark Healy Based...

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Sat

Oct

17

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,...

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Fri

Nov

13

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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