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…


Under the current Government guidelines,The Memorial Centre has been closed for normal operation although there has still been some activity. Little Angels Nursery has remained open for key worker’s children and are now  taking bookings for normal operations.

We have also kept the Blood Donor sessions going. For the next session look in the ‘Dates For Your Diary’ Below

The Centre is now officially open and taking bookings. Activities are subject to the government constraints which are currently in place. Please contact the office to discuss your requirements and check how your needs fit in with the guidelines.

Contact us, at: or e-mail:
Our telephone: 01425 629451 will be monitored regularly for messages, but please bear with us as we shall be operating with reduced staffing and hours of opening until we are in full swing.

Many things have been going on during the lockdown.

  • We have redecorated the Festival Hall (upstairs room) in lovely shades of blue with new lights and window blinds. The small kitchen in that room has also been re-decorated.
  • The foyer is currently being redecorated and we have a new Covid screen for the bar.
  • You will notice that we have hand sanitisers installed and there is a general deep clean in progress.
  • We are currently in the process of purchasing a ‘fogging’ machine, so that we can spray a whole room with a very fine disinfectant mist. This will be used between every room hire.

Make sure you stay safe & keep well and thank you for your understanding & support in these extraordinary and uncertain times – we look forward to returning to full service as usual, very soon now.


Latest News


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

View old issue 1 

What’s happening at YOUR Centre?

Look out for details of the exciting changes – coming soon!


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…


Dates for your diary:

    Covid 19 Constraints Permitting
6th May 2020   Little Angels is re-opening for children of key-workers ONLY. To book phone 07765 483902 You can find more details of what is happening after COVID-19 HERE
5th September 2020   Beer Festival – Postponed until 2021
9th September 2020 13:00 – 19:00 Blood Donor Session
11th September 2020   Milton Heritage Society
18th September 2020 19:30 – 22:30 Acoustic Blues
19th September 2020   New Milton residents Association – Table Top Sale
23th September 2020 14:00 – 16:00 U3A Meeting
2nd October 2020 19:30 – 22:00 Acoustic blues
3rd October 2020   Ukulele Festival – Postponed until 2021
15th October 2020   Arts Society – Special Interest Day – More details to follow
16thth October 2020   Milton Heritage Society – Subject: Exbury Gardens
21th October 2020 13:00 – 19:00 Blood Donor Session
24th October 2020   Elvis 56 Memphis To Hollywood
28th October 2020 14:00 – 16:00 U3A Meeting
6th November 2020 19:30 – 22:00 Acoustic Blues
8th November 2020   Remembrance Day
13th November 2020   Milton Heritage Society
20th November 2020 19:30 – 22:00 Acoustic Music
21st November 2020   New Milton Residents Association – Table Top Sale
21st November 2020   New Forest Soul
25th November 2020 14:00 – 16:00 U3A Meeting
4th December 2020 19:30 – 22:00 Acoustic blues
18th December 2020 19:30 – 22:30 Acoustic Music
26th December 2020   New Milton Residents Children’s Christmas Party – More details to follow
7thand 8th May 2021   VE Day Celebrations have been postponed until next year – More details to follow

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