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

26th March 2022   Craft Fair – the Lions return with another Craft event showcasing the work of New Forest Crafters and the products of local artisans and entrepreneurs.. See the details here.

26th March 2022 – New Forest 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. Date and time here

3rd April 2022 – 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.

14th May 2022 – Ukulele Festival – Great fun, watch ukulele groups play, learn how to play basic chords, learn a bit of finger picking. Meet lots of fun people. More Details here.

19th May 2022NMRA – Sir Desmond Swayne – The future of New Milton.
Come and find out what is happening, the bar will be open. More Details here.

11th June 2022 – Wrestleforce – Always over the top and fabulous wrestling. Both male and female wrestlers. Great bodies. Great Fun. Yay! More details here.

29th July 2022 – 31st July 2022 – Our famous Pantomime from the New Forest Players – It’s ‘Robin Hood‘ what fun! More details 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 – March 17th Update

Hands 🙌💦, Face 😷, Space 👣➖👣

Hi Everybody
Have we finally come to the end of the tunnel? The light does appear to be shining really bright now!
Although all restrictions have now been lifted apart from some foreign travel. We still have to remember to be careful.  It is no longer mandatory but the government still strongly recommends that we all continue to wear some sort of face covering where there are lots of people and also keep sanitising our hands.
We are now fully open. Yay! :-)
The office is 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 healthy and free from Covid. Hopefully we will see you all back soon, rested, refreshed and raring to go. Ready to take on all our heart warming and mood uplifting activities. There are lots of new ones.
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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