At the Heart of the Community

Located in the centre of New Milton, the Memorial Centre is right at the heart of the Community, a moment’s walking distance from the main-line railway station and the main shopping street. New Milton is a busy market town of 26,000 people and a major commercial, social & touristic hub for the New Forest and south coast.

Unique Venue

The New Milton Memorial Centre is the largest indoor community facility between Southampton and Bournemouth with an audience capacity of over 350. This, combined with a well equipped stage area and wings, makes it ideal for large theatrical and musical performances, dances, parties, wedding receptions, lectures and Conferences. Read More…

Professional support & advice

The New Milton Memorial Centre is staffed by a friendly and enthusiastic administration and maintenance team, supported by qualified technical specialists as required.

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Music, Dance, Drama & Special Events

A on-going programme of live band nights, acoustic evenings, concerts and other special events, such as craft fairs, blood donor sessions and much, much more continues throughout the year. Have a look and see what’s planned and how you can buy tickets or get involved. Read More…

Flexible Facilities

We are able to tailor our facilities to your requirements. In addition to the main Memorial Hall, which has a seating capacity of 350 theatre style or 250 at tables, there are two further meeting rooms, the Festival Room and the Hampshire Room, with capacities from 25 to 100 people, together with a large foyer & bar, a kitchen and other areas which complete this unique venue. We are also able to offer a range of sound, lighting and IT facilities to help make your meeting or event that bit more special. Read more….

Regular meetings, events, activities & classes

There is a full programme of regular meetings of societies, leisure events, yoga, keep fit, dancing, art classes and various other activities happening at the Centre throughout the week. To find out if there is an activity which takes your interest, go to our ‘Events page’  where there is a diary with contact details for the activities on offer. Read More…


If you’re keen to be involved in the community and would like to help us improve what we offer, why not become a member of ‘The Friends of the Memorial Centre’? Whatever your strengths & abilities, we welcome the support of volunteers across the board and you would be playing an important part in helping to improve what we offer and keeping the Centre ‘at the heart of the community’. Read More…

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First New Milton Beer Festival – 6th April, 2019

Fans of craft beers, lagers, ciders and spirits will be in for myriad delights at the inaugural New Milton Beer Festival, brought to you by the New Milton Memorial Centre and The Hourglass Micropub.

The festival runs from 10am to 8pm Saturday 6th April 2019, at the New Milton Memorial Centre BH25 6DE. Tickets are £6 on the door or £5 in advance from The Hourglass Micropub, the Memorial Centre and on-line at: There will be a sublime array of more than thirty cask and key keg craft beers, lagers, ciders and spirits from local and regional breweries and producers, as well as a full range of food, soft drinks & refreshments.  And if that’s not enough, there will also be a selection of live music by local artistes to add to the occasion.

Memorial Centre Trustee Clive Rigden said, ‘We are excited to announce what we trust will be the first of many: the New Milton Beer Festival. Working in partnership with The Hourglass Micropub we will have access to the best of the local breweries and from far beyond, bringing to the town and its visitors a veritable cornucopia of delights!’  Hourglass co-owner Jake Priestley added, ‘This is a superb opportunity to bring our micropub experience to a bigger stage and share some of our favourite beers which we’ve debuted at the pub alongside some exciting new entries’.

The full beer & drinks list will be available on the Memorial Centre website, closer to the festival date. For further information, and to book tickets, visit, phone (01425) 629451, or call into the Memorial Centre in Whitefield Road or The Hourglass Micropub at 8, Station Road.


For further information contact, Clive Rigden, Trustee, New Milton Memorial Centre, Whitfield Road, New Milton Hants BH25 6DE

Tel: 01425 629451 – e-mail: manager@ – web:

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