The Anvil

The Anvil
Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7QR
  • Telephone 01256 844244
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  • Website www.anvilarts.org.uk
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Opened in 1994 this bespoke arts venue hosts over 400 performances a year. Adjustable seating and a removable proscenium allow the building to cater for a variety of events including theatre, dance, comedy, orchestra recitals and music concerts. It is managed by the Anvil Trust, an independent educational charity who also run other Basingstoke art institutions The Haymarket and The Forge.

Parking is available in The Malls car park next to The Anvil and Basingstoke train station is just across the road.

Events at this venue

There are 43 events at this location

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An Audience with Martin Kemp

Martin Kemp, star of Eastenders and Spandau Ballet, talks about his life and work.

Fri 22 Sep

£24 / 01256 844244

  • 19:45

The Big Chris Barber Band

The veteran slide trombonist leads his big band in a programme of swing and New Orleans-style jazz.

Thu 21 Sep

£23 / 01256 844244

  • 19:45

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

The master of surreality tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness in his latest show. His musical interludes include fashioning a symphony from a ringtone and re-imagining the Stars and Stripes.

Wed 7 Mar 2018

£27.50 / 01256 844244

The Christians

Liverpool's undisputed kings of soulful pop harmonies.

Sat 28 Oct

£29.50–£32 / 01256 844244

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Sat 10 Mar 2018

£24 / 01256 844244

Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band

The Scarborough-born singer and fiddler performs traditional English folk, backed by an ensemble which includes members of Bellowhead, Mawkin, Blowzabella, Edward II and more.

Sun 3 Dec

£23.93 / 01256 844244

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Sun 24 Sep

£23.50 / 01256 844244

  • 17:00

Heather Small

Soul singer and former M-People vocalist whose hit 'Proud' featured in the 2012 Olympic coverage and Miranda. She is also the winner of two Brit Awards and the Mercury Music Prize.

Thu 5 Oct

£27.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:45

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.

Thu 2 Nov

£18.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:45

Icons of The 80s - Go West & Cutting Crew

Go West and Cutting Crew are here to service all your 80s nostalgia needs.

Sat 10 Feb 2018

£37.95 / 01256 844244

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Sat 14 Oct

£26.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:45

Imelda May

Country-soul singer from Dublin and her newer bigger band.

Tue 14 Nov

£27.50–£38.50 / 01256 844244

Jack Lukeman

Award-winning Irish singer-songwriter.

Thu 21 Sep

The Forge

£14 / 01256 844244

  • 20:00

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Thu 1 Mar 2018

£27.50 / 01256 844244

Jasper Carrott's Stand Up & Rock

The veteran comic and national treasure (he was awarded an OBE in 2002) regales the audience with his inimitable stand-up routines before introducing his friends, former The Move and ELO musician Bev Bevan, who performs with his band, and Geoff Turton from the Rockin' Berries. This show is proof that the best wine is to…

Wed 25 Oct

£29.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

Joe Brown

The rock'n'roll veteran plays a set which spans rock, country, gospel and ballads.

Sun 19 Nov

£26.50–£28.50 / 01256 844244

John Mayall

Elder statesman of British blues, who mentored the likes of the young Eric Clapton and Peter Green on his 80th Anniversary Tour.

Fri 17 Nov

£29.50–£32 / 01256 844244

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Tue 28 Nov

£20.50 / 01256 844244

Jonathan Pie: Back To The Studio

A humorous and satirical look at the news.

Tue 27 Mar 2018

£27.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

Jonathan Pie: Live

  • 3 stars

The comic reveals the truth behind recent news events both home and abroad.

Tue 27 Mar 2018

£27.50 / 01256 844244

Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room

Dark and warped humour from the London-based Canadian stand-up.

Thu 19 Oct

£19.50 / 01256 844244

  • 20:00

Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room

  • 4 stars

Witty jokes and pop culture observations from the Canadian stand-up and TV star.

Thu 19 Oct

£17.50 / 01256 844244

Killer Queen

Tribute to the rock stylings of Freddie Mercury and co.

Thu 28 Sep

£23 / 01256 844244

  • 19:45

Live On Mars - a Tribute To David Bowie

An evening celebrating the life of David Bowie and the glam era.

Tue 24 Oct

£28.25–£39.50 / 01256 844244

Lulu

Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.

Fri 24 Nov

£39 / 01256 844244

Maz O’Connor

Traditional and contemporary folk from the Cumbrian singer and BBC Folk Awards Finalist.

Fri 22 Sep

The Forge

£15 (£13) / 01256 844244

  • 20:00

Midge Ure

Ultravox hits, solo work and covers from the man behind Band Aid.

Sat 28 Oct

£29.50–£32 / 01256 844244

Milton Jones is Out There

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Thu 23 Nov

£26 / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

The Musical Box

A reproduction of classic Genesis concerts featuring all the hits alongside replica props and visuals.

Sun 15 Oct

£38.50–£51.15 / 01256 844244

Paul Carrack

The voice behind hits such as Ace's 'How Long', Squeeze's 'Tempted' and Mike and the Mechanics' 'The Living Years'.

Fri 9 Mar 2018

£35.75–£43.50 / 01256 844244

Purple Rain

A live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince.

Sun 12 Nov

£24.75 / 01256 844244

Remembering Fred

Strictly Come Dancing ’s Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara star in this all-singing, all-dancing tribute to Hollywood legend Fred Astaire. Remembering Fred features classic songs including 'Cheek To Cheek, 'Puttin’ On The Ritz'* and 'The Way You Look Tonight'.

Thu 5 Apr 2018

£25–£42.50 / 01256 844244

Richard Thompson

Multi-talented Thompson is a critically acclaimed and prolific songwriter and was named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 20 guitarists of all time.

Fri 27 Oct

£39 / 01256 844244

With + Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker.

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of daughter.

Thu 16 Nov

£30.50 / 01256 844244

Russian National Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Russian National Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

Sat 25 Nov

01256 844244

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Thu 27 Sep 2018

£29 / 01256 844244

Fri 28 Sep 2018

£29 / 01256 844244

Signed, Sealed And Delivered: Stevie Wonder Tribute

Backed by a powerhouse seven-piece band, Lejaune Andre sings all the hits of the soul legend, including Superstition, Higher Ground, Master Blaster, Sir Duke, Part-Time Lover, Isn't She Lovely and I Just Called To Say I Love You.

Fri 6 Oct

£25 / 01256 844244

  • 19:45

The Solid Gold Rock‘n’Roll Show

Rock'n'roll from the 50s and 60s.

Fri 3 Nov

£27.50–£29.50 / 01256 844244

Soul Ii Soul

British soul, R&B and reggae from the veterans who released the hit single 'Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)' in 1989.

Wed 15 Nov

£37.95 / 01256 844244

Thriller Live

  • Directed by: Gary Lloyd, John Maher (musical director)
  • Written by: Adrian Grant (adapt)

A celebration of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 featuring top hits and some stunning multi-media razzmatazz.

Fri 20 Oct

£24.50–£32.50 / 01256 844244

Sat 21 Oct

£24.50–£32.50 / 01256 844244

Vampires Rock: The Ghost Train

Steve Steinman's musical mixes comedy with rock music and, naturally, the undead.

Wed 1 Nov

£28 / 01256 844244

  • 19:45

The Whitney Houston Show

Belinda Davids pages homage to one of the world’s most revered singers, accompanied by the National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. The show features Houston’s greatest hits, including 'I Will Always Love You', 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' and 'One Moment in Time'.

Sat 23 Sep

£27.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:45

The Wiggles

The Wiggles perform their greatest hits, joined by animal friends like Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and Dorothy the Dinosaur.

Sun 30 Jul

£18.50 / 01256 844244

  • 14:00

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