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…

The Office is now Closed until January 4th 2021
It is with much regret that we have to close due to the new lockdown rules. As the government have also hinted that they may need to extend the lockdown for an additional 1 -2 weeks, it has been decided to that to avoid confusion we will remain closed until January 4th 2021. Hopefully we will be able to return back to the new normal by then.

As our office will also be closed, the best way to contact us for the moment, is by email. Emails will be monitored from time to time throughout the day by remote access. However, messages left on the phone will only be checked once or twice a week.

We would like to wish you all, the very best possible Christmas that you can manage in these difficult times and we hope to see you all in the New Year, rested, refreshed and raring to go. Ready to take on all our heart warming and mood uplifting activities.

If you need to contact us very urgently you can call Carole West on 01425 619958 or 07777 668470


Update from 5th Nov 2020 – although we are closed there will be some activity from NHS and other associated essential services. So if you do have cause to come to the Centre during the lockdown, the following rules still apply.

Sept 9th Update re:- ‘Rule of 6’

Face Masks are Now COMPULSORY for Community Centres

Under the current Government guidelines, it is now compulsory for face masks to be worn in community centres and other sport venues. We understand that some people may not be able to wear a mask due to health reasons but in these cases we can get around the issue if you wear a face shield instead. These do not restrict breathing, so there is no health issue. Discretion will be used in extreme cases of disability.

The ‘Rule of 6‘ applies to un-organised gatherings.

Where a venue has done a risk assessment and followed all the precautions as laid out in the government guidelines (hand sanitizers, social distancing and thorough cleaning regimes) they are considered to be COVID Safe venues.

For most of our classes, the instructors belong to outside federations for their particular sport and have strict guidelines to follow, for distancing, cleanliness, instructions about clothing (not changing clothes at the centre) etc. Those instructors that don’t have outside influence, will follow the guidelines of those that have.

All classes now have to be pre-booked to avoid over crowding. With social distancing in place, space is now limited and therefore class sizes are restricted. For the time being you will no longer be able to just ‘turn up’!

Check here for your particular class details.

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.
  • 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.


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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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