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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

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Mar

29

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes...

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Apr

04

Shylock

We are delighted to welcome back Rhodri Miles in his new one man show Shylock. Is Shylock the Jewish moneylender...

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Apr

05

The Counterfeit Sixties

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties,...

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Apr

11

The Mill Singers

Well-known in and around Sturminster Newton, The Mill Singers is a male voice choir, priding itself on its musical standard...

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Apr

13

Jimmy Jemain-Undercover Shadows

Winner of The National Music Tribute Awards 2018, Jimmy Jemain is the Official UK No.1 Cliff Richard Tribute. A Winner...

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Apr

18

Mary Poppins Returns

Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days...

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Apr

25

Sentimental Journey

Join Neil Sands for his biggest ever matinee show with more singers, more stunning costumes, more memories and even more...

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Swimming with Men

A man who is suffering a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged,...

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Apr

26

Casino Royale – Bond Night

Get dressed up to the nines and party like 007 at this unique Bond themed party. On arrival you will...

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May

03

Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas. They recorded their earlier work in...

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May

10

Abba Fever Tribute Band

With a 4 piece live band, this show will transport you back to the 70’s through the biggest hits of...

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Sat

May

11

Barbara Nice ‘Raffle’

Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Barbara Nice was all-conquering in...

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May

16

The Favourite

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the...

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May

29

Lucy Worsley – Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria: a little old lady, spherical in shape, dressed in black, perpetually grumpy. Right? Historian Lucy Worsley wants to...

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May

31

Real Ale & Cider Festival

With 20 different real ales on offer & a good choice of ciders there will be plenty for you to...

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Jun

01

Real Ale & Cider Festival

With 20 different real ales on offer & a good choice of ciders there will be plenty for you to...

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Jun

02

Real Ale & Cider Festival

With 20 different real ales on offer & a good choice of ciders there will be plenty for you to...

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Jun

06

An Audience with Kate Humble

Join Kate for a fascinating talk about her latest book - Thinking on my Feet - as well as her...

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Jun

07

Strawbs acoustic

50th Anniversary Acoustic Show As Strawbs move gracefully into their fifth decade of music making, it is still difficult...

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Jun

14

Genesis Legacy

“Can you see the fire’s still alight…. Burning into the night….” Genesis Legacy is an outstanding touring show paying...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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