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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

Jan

14

Beauty & the Beast

Living Spit’s Beauty and the Beast The classic French tale of Beauty and the Beast tells of a bright...

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Fri

Jan

15

Beauty & the Beast

Living Spit’s Beauty and the Beast The classic French tale of Beauty and the Beast tells of a bright...

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Sat

Jan

16

Beauty & the Beast

Living Spit’s Beauty and the Beast The classic French tale of Beauty and the Beast tells of a bright...

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Fri

Jan

29

Flea the Pandemic

FLEA the PANDEMIC   Dorset 1348   by Sue Ashby In 1348 a ship arrives at Melcombe Regis...

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Sat

Jan

30

Flea the Pandemic

FLEA the PANDEMIC   Dorset 1348   by Sue Ashby In 1348 a ship arrives at Melcombe Regis...

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Apr

10

Lollypops and Moptops

Lollypops & Moptops is a must see show for all 50’s & 60s music fans! A trip down nostalgia lane for...

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Apr

16

Psychic Medium – Nikki Kitt

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 27TH MARCH 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 27TH MARCH WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Apr

20

Bringing Back the Good Times

THE SHOW BRINGING BACK THE GOOD TIMES HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM LAND OF HOPE & GLORY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2020. ...

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Sat

Apr

24

Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS!)

Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new...

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Sat

May

08

Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees Tribute

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 29TH MAY 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 29TH MAY WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Jun

16

Lawrence: After Arabia

THE SCREENING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 11TH MAY 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 11TH MAY WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Jul

01

Living Spit – Elizabeth I

1558. England. A country divided by religion and politics, teetering on the brink of civil war. The hopes of the...

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Aug

06

Totally Tina

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 20TH NOVEMBER 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 2OTH NOVEMBER 2020 WILL BE VALID...

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Sep

18

A Vision of Elvis

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 17TH APRIL 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 17TH APRIL WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Fri

Sep

24

Ruby Turner

Ruby Turner was born in Jamaica and grew up in Montego Bay. Her Grandfather sang the lead in one of...

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Sat

Sep

25

dS:uK DIRE STRAITS

THE SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 25TH SEPTEMBER 2021 ALL TICKETS BOUGHT WILL BE VALID FOR THIS DATE ...

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Fri

Oct

08

‘Through the Rain’ Barry Manilow

THE SHOW IS BEING RESCHEDULED FROM 6TH NOVEMBER 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 6TH NOVEMBER WILL BE VALID FOR THIS...

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Sat

Oct

30

Total Pop Party

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 4TH APRIL 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 4TH APRIL WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Fri

Nov

05

The Rod Stewart Experience

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 1ST MAY 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 1ST MAY WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Sat

Nov

27

Los Pacaminos

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 13TH NOVEMBER 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 13TH NOVEMBER WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Dec

03

Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly

POSTPONED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES - NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR NEXT YEAR Roy Orbison and Buddy...

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Dec

04

Andy Fairweather Low

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 12TH JUNE 2020. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 12TH JUNE WILL BE VALID FOR...

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Fri

Dec

10

Christmas at the Opera

Christmas at the Opera features some of the greatest arias and ensembles from the operas of Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet,...

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Sat

Dec

11

Christmas at the Opera

Christmas at the Opera features some of the greatest arias and ensembles from the operas of Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet,...

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Sat

Feb

26

GO NOW! The Moody Blues Tribute

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 17TH OCTOBER 2020 & 26TH MARCH 2021 ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 17THTHESE DATES WILL...

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