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…

Upcoming Events

22nd October 2021   Wrestleforce – a brilliant wresting extravaganza full of thrills and spills. Fantastic atmosphere together with a fully licensed bar. See the details here.

30th October 2021 – Bingo Revolution – Get your bingo fix and enjoy the fun with fully licensed bar. See the details here.

3rd November 2021 – It is our AGM – Come and see what we have been doing. Learn about all the new  things we have planned and enjoy a social drink afterwards, because we will be opening the bar. All the full details here.

10th November 2021 – Business Network Meeting – Got a business? Large or small. A brilliant chance to exchange your details and show off what you have to offer with other local businesses. More details here.

20th November 2021 – Christmas Craft Fair – Come along and see all the beautiful things that our talented locals have made for you to buy. You will find some fantastic items for very useful for Christmas presents. For more information on what is on offer and how to book a table click here.

20th November 2021 – Northern Soul – For anyone that has been before, you will know what a great evening this is. If you have never been, then now is the time to find out. Click here for details,

21st November 2021 – ‘Raise the Roof’ – As you have probably already heard, we need a new roof. We have got together with the New Forest Big Band who will be putting on a fabulous fundraising show for us, incorporating the  Encore Choir and Ukerjax a local ukulele band. Fully licensed bar and a magnificent Raffle. All proceeds to go towards our roof. The tickets have arrived. More details and how to get tickets here.

4th December 2021 – First  Friends Meeting – what this all about? Come along and find out. Enjoy a glass of wine on arrival with some tasty nibbles. We thought it would be nice to have a monthly get together for a jolly social. A chance to meet up with some like minded people and get out of the house after everyone being cooped up for so long. There will be a tour of the Centre and a short message from our Trustees then some nice music from local bands. More details here.

5th December 2021 – New Forest Orchestra – a chance to come and listen to some lovely orchestral music. The bar will be open so you can just relax and listen to your favourite music with a glass of your favourite tipple. What could be nicer? More details here.

30th December 2021 – 2nd January 2022 – Our famous Pantomime from the New Forest Players – It’s ‘Robin Hood‘ what fun! The tickets are now available from the box office. More details and get your tickets here.


Unfortunately, our poor roof has come to the end of its useful life and we desperately need your help!

As a non-profit charity (No. 270889) we are not in a financial position to replace the roof and getting a grant is proving difficult.

If you value your time here and are enjoying the activities we provide, perhaps you would like to help? Maybe you could do some fundraising yourself?

You could also make a donation on our Just Giving page? You can find the page HERE.


CORONAVIRUS – Covid-19 – July 19th Update

Hands 🙌💦, Face 😷, Space 👣➖👣

Hi Everybody
We have nearly reached the end of the tunnel and the light is shining really bright now!
We still have to remember to be careful. The government is strongly recommending that we all continue to wear some sort of face covering and also keep sanitising our hands.
We are now fully open. Yay! 🙂
The office is now manned every weekday morning 9:00 – 12:00. Emails will still be monitored from time to time during the afternoon and we have a new mobile number so you can still contact us out of hours.
We would like to hope that you all remain Covid free in the coming weeks and we hope to see you all in the very near future, rested, refreshed and raring to go. Ready to take on all our heart warming and mood uplifting activities.
If you need to contact us out of office hours, you can call Carole West on 07859 954002
Keep safe (Hands 🙌💦, Face 😷, Space 👣➖👣)
Make sure you stay safe & keep well!


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Issue 2 leaflet is now available, collect from the centre or view it online.

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What’s happening at YOUR Centre?

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Can YOU Help Us?

The aim of our volunteer group is to support the Memorial Centre by helping with the numerous and varied activities and events and also assisting in the daily running of the office. Continue Reading…


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