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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

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

Stan and Ollie

Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what...

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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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Thu

Oct

10

Old Rocks, New Theories

Stonehenge is Britain’s most famous ancient monument, an extraordinary and enigmatic structure attracting over 1.4 million visitors a year. Archaeologist,...

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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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Fri

Oct

25

A Celebration Of Neil Diamond

Wayne Denton fronts this live concert. Faithfully recreating the songs, atmosphere and evoking memories of the era...

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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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Thu

Oct

31

Rocketman

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. 'A sequin-encrusted delight. On paper it...

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Sat

Nov

02

The James Taylor Quartet

JTQ The James Taylor Quartet Lead by Hammond organ-guru, James Taylor, JTQ stands with one foot planted in...

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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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