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 which will open for public access in Winter 2021.

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 will provide the perfect space for you to relax, meet friends and see just how Portland helps transform the futures of people with disabilities. 

Newstart Sports Hall
Newstart LED Floor

Booking Newstart Hall

Opening in January 2022, our brand-new sports hall and theatre will be 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 Coordinators on 01623 499100.

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Portland Coffee Shop – Opening for public access this winter – watch this space!

We’re excited to soon be opening the brand new Portland Coffee Shop in our newly refurbished Newstart Hall on campus.

We will be serving a tasty range of hot and cold food, drink and snacks for you to enjoy in our contemporary indoor café, or if you prefer the outdoors, you can soak up the woodland views from our stunning new decking area.  Booking is advised, particularly during busy periods.

Coffee lovers can enjoy a tasty range of specialty drinks from 200 Degrees Coffee

We’ll announce our opening date here soon. 

Cake in the coffee shop
Coffee in the Coffee Shop
Sandwich in the Coffee Shop

Opening Times: 

We’re not currently open to the public, we will announce our opening date and times here shortly. 

Please note, when we launch, we will only open during term times please double check before planning your visit.

Term Times

Find us:

Portland Coffee Shop is in the Newstart Hall on the main campus.  If you’re arriving by car you can park for free in the visitor car park on the right hand side as you enter the driveway. Then follow the signs to reception which is next to the Newstart Hall entrance. 

The best cup of coffee ever!

I went to the new Portland Coffee Shop when it first opened as a trial and the coffee was honestly the best I’ve ever had.  The service was great and staff were really helpful, and I really love the look and feel of the place! Will definitely be back. 

More to explore

We support our communities through a range of different services, with all profits going directly to our charity.
Ways to support us
Woodland Adventure Zone
Weddings at Portland
Conference at Portland
Physio & Hydrotherapy
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