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 closed for normal operation.

Our regular activities have ceased until further notice and the special events advertised have been cancelled or, in most cases, postponed until a later date.
Where alternative dates have been arranged, they may be found on our web-site:

Please note, however, Blood Donor Sessions for the NHS Blood & Transfusion Service will be continuing for registered donors and we understand they may be organizing extra donor collections during the current emergency.

The current dates for Blood Donor Sessions are:
Wednesday 15th July
Wednesday 29th July Cancelled
Wednesday 9th September
Wednesday 21st October

Details of these and any additional sessions are available from: – or call:- 0300 123 23 23

People wishing to register for donating blood should contact the NHS Blood & Transfusion Service direct via the above contact details.

We shall endeavour to keep our own web-site up to date with what’s on and other news and information.
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.

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 service as usual in the nearest possible future.

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…

We are about to decorate the Festival Hall upstairs! We urgently need help with the painting. Any help gratefully appreciated. If you are willing to help please contact the Centre by eMail. Many Thanks.

Dates for your diary:

  Covid 19 Laws 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
15th July 2020 Blood Donor Session
5th September 2020 Beer Festival – More details to follow
9th September 2020 Blood Donor Session
11th September 2020 Milton Heritage Society
18th September 2020 Acoustic Blues
19th September 2020 New Milton residents Association – Table Top Sale
23th September 2020 U3A Meeting
2nd October 2020 Acoustic blues
3rd October 2020 Ukulele Festival – More details to follow
15th October 2020 Arts Society – Special Interest Day – More details to follow
16thth October 2020 Milton Heritage Society – Exbury Gardens
21th October 2020 Blood Donor Session
24th October 2020 Elvis 56 Memphis To Hollywood
28th October 2020 U3A Meeting
6th November 2020 Acoustic Blues
8th November 2020 Remembrance Day
13th November 2020 Milton Heritage Society
20th November 2020 Acoustic Music
21st November 2020 New Milton Residents Association – Table Top Sale
21st November 2020 New Forest Soul
25th November 2020 U3A Meeting
4th December 2020 Acoustic blues
18th December 2020 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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