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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

Sat

Jan

19

Fleetwood Bac

SOLD OUT - FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself,...

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Thu

Jan

24

Jethro – The Count of Cornwall

Following 60 sold out shows last year, "The Count of Cornwall" is back again with his unique style of comedy....

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Fri

Jan

25

Jethro – The Count of Cornwall

Following 60 sold out shows last year, "The Count of Cornwall" is back again with his unique style of comedy....

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Sat

Feb

02

ELO Again

The World's No1 Electric Light Orchestra tribute, re-living the musical heritage of Jeff Lynne. ELO Again perform pop masterpieces such...

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Fri

Feb

08

Mari Wilson

Mari Wilson first arrived on the scene in the early 80s with her skyscraper beehive hairdo bizarre sense of fashion...

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Wed

Feb

13

SNADS – Treasure Island

Ahoy there, me hearties! This is everybody’s favourite swashbuckling tale of skulduggery upon the high seas; join us for a...

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Thu

Feb

14

SNADS – Treasure Island

Ahoy there, me hearties! This is everybody’s favourite swashbuckling tale of skulduggery upon the high seas; join us for a...

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Fri

Feb

15

SNADS – Treasure Island

Ahoy there, me hearties! This is everybody’s favourite swashbuckling tale of skulduggery upon the high seas; join us for a...

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Sat

Feb

16

SNADS – Treasure Island

Ahoy there, me hearties! This is everybody’s favourite swashbuckling tale of skulduggery upon the high seas; join us for a...

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Tue

Feb

19

Oskar’s Amazing Adventure

Theatre Fideri Fidera present Oskar’s Amazing Adventure An original, heart-warming and entertaining play for young children and their...

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Oskar’s Hibernation Workshop

Places limited to 25 children, who must be accompanied A fun-filled drama, arts & craft workshop follows the performance, packed...

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Thu

Feb

21

A Star Is Born

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers -- and falls in love with -- struggling artist Ally. She has just about given...

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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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Sat

Feb

23

Giants of Science

Living Spit return with a brand new show......Giants of Science! Howard Coggins knows nothing about Science. ​Stu Mcloughlin...

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Thu

Feb

28

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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Fri

Mar

01

The Zoots 80s Show

Pull on your neon and dust off your shoulder pads, it’s the eighties show you Just Can’t Get Enough of!...

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Sat

Mar

02

Holy Moly & The Crackers

Join this nationally acclaimed seven-piece gypsy folk-rock band from Newcastle Upon Tyne for an evening of lively music and tall...

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Wed

Mar

06

Yeovilton Military Wives Choir

Join us for a wonderful evening of music performed by the Yeovilton Military Wives Choir. Directed by the talented Matthew...

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Fri

Mar

08

Georgie Fame

One of a very select number of UK tour dates, Georgie Fame appears in concert at The Exchange, for one...

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Sat

Mar

09

Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

Since 1959 the tradition at Ronnie Scott's has always been to have house musicians - that tradition continues with The...

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Fri

Mar

15

Living Spit’s Living Quiz

Well, Living Spit’s Living Quiz is a quiz night, with a refreshing twist! A quiz night that’s sprung to life,...

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Thu

Mar

21

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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Fri

Mar

22

Psychic Medium – Nikki Kitt

Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship...

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Sat

Mar

23

Clare Grogan’s Altered Images

The Exchange welcome Altered Images, an early 1980s Scottish New Wave/post-punk band. Led by lead singer Clare Grogan, the band...

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Thu

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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Fri

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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Thu

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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Sat

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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Thu

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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Fri

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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Fri

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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Wed

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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Thu

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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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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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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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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