About Newstart Hall

Following a £1.6million fundraising campaign, our 1950’s Newstart Hall has been transformed into a state-of-the-art theatre and sports hall with its very own coffee shop.

With a focus on disability sports and art, Newstart will offer an exciting calendar of performances, events, fixtures and education programmes for our learners, local groups and wider communities. The hall can also be hired for community groups, conferences and parties.

The contemporary coffee shop provides the perfect space for you to relax, meet friends and see just how Portland helps transform the futures of people with disabilities. 

Booking Newstart

Our brand-new sports hall and theatre is open for bookings during the evenings and weekends for sports and performance groups, competitions, theatre or musical productions, dance or exercise groups, conferences and much more.

For more information, contact our Newstart Programme Leader on 01623 499111 ext 512 or email newstart@portland.ac.uk

Newstart Activities

We’re thrilled to launch our brand new inclusive community programme! Open to the whole community, for beginners to experienced players, to come together through sports and the creative arts. 

For more information, or to book your place on any of the sessions in the timetable, please contact newstart@portland.ac.uk or call 01623 499111 ext 512.

Friday Club Night

Portland’s monthly, inclusive club night is back! Open to the whole community, to anyone who would enjoy a fantastic social evening with some banging music!

Find out when the next Club Night is on our Events page.

A full timetable of activities available in the Newstart Theatre & Sports Hall

More to explore

We support our communities through a range of different services, with all profits going directly to our charity.

Newstart Theatre
Woodland Adventure Zone
Weddings at Portland
Conference at Portland
Physio & Hydrotherapy
Coffee Shop