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 41 events at this location

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An Evening with Brian Blessed

Distinguished actor and world-class raconteur Brian Blessed entertains.

Sun 16 Sep

£27.50 / 01256 844244

Armonico Consort: Supersize Polyphony 360

Large-scale choral works are performed with the audience surrounded by the choir, including Tallis's Spem in alium, Striggio's Ecce Beatam Lucem and other works.

Sat 7 Jul

Students £25; Students £10; Children £10 / 01256 844244

  • 07:30

An Audience with Simon Reeve

The journalist sets out on his first-ever tour to discuss the many fascinating adventures he has undertaken.

Wed 3 Oct

£27.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Story

Beautiful Noise, performed by Fisher Stevens and his band, is Europe’s leading Neil Diamond show, charting the story of Neil’s career and telling the story of the man behind the songs.

Fri 2 Nov

£28 / 01256 844244

Brit Floyd

Not to be confused with the Australian Pink Floyd Show, no sirree. These guys are British. But in other ways, quite similar.

Fri 8 Mar 2019

£37.25 / 01256 844244

The Classic Rock Show

Air guitars at the ready for this incredible musical journey through the best moments in rock featuring music by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Dire Straits and Meat Loaf.

Fri 18 Jan 2019

£24.50–£34.50 / 01256 844244

Deacon Blue

Pop-rock band on their biggest tour in over a decade.

Sun 25 Nov

£29.50–£39.50 / 01256 844244

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

Curmudgeonly Irish stand-up who wrote and starred in the TV sitcom Black Books.

Thu 22 Nov

£25 / 01256 844244

Dylan Moran: Off the Hook

Moran plays up to the stereotype of the bumbling, drunken Irishman, but his comedy is much more intelligent than mere cliché-mongering: on stage he is uniquely charismatic, a foul-mouthed mixture of lovable and misanthropic, and always very, very funny. Moran'll be on your radar in a very big way if you know your…

Thu 22 Nov

£25 / 01256 844244

The ELO Experience

This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.

Thu 15 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01256 844244

Employed to Serve

Nasty hardcore from Woking.

Thu 26 Jul

£8.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:00

Fisherman's Friends

A nine-man shanty folk group drawing on 200 years of traditional vocal repertoire.

Sat 17 Nov

£27.50 / 01256 844244

Tue 27 Nov

£27.50 / 01256 844244

Gary Numan

Pioneering electro rocker, who's finally getting the recognition he deserves.

Fri 20 Jul

£32.45–£38.50 / 01256 844244

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Sat 20 Oct

£24.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:45

James Martin: On The Road Again

The celebrity TV chef invites guests into his on-stage kitchen, including celebrity friends and members of the audience.

Sat 13 Oct

£37.50 / 01256 844244

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 12 Jul

£27.50 / 01256 844244

Joan Armatrading

The three-time Grammy Award-nominee and widely acclaimed singer and musician from Saint Kitts performs blues songs, old and new.

Sun 14 Oct

£32.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

Joan Collins: Unscripted

The actress and bestselling author tours her new one-woman show.

Thu 13 Sep

£43.68–£50.97 / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

Julian Clary: The Joy of Mincing

Innuendo galore and a dash of the fabulous that made him famous, from Julian Clary.

Fri 17 May 2019

£25 / 01256 844244

Let's Hang On

A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Tight falsetto vocals and doo-wop harmonies, featuring all those insanely catchy hits such as 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' and 'December '63 (Oh What A Night)'.

Sat 15 Sep

£25 / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

The Levellers

Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.

Fri 13 Jul

£27.50–£30.25 / 01256 844244

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Fri 6 Jul

£29.70 / 01256 844244

Maximum Rhythm and Blues with the Manfreds

A night of rhythm and blues with original members of the Manfreds including Paul Mike D’Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg. The band is accompanied by special guests, Georgie Fame.

Sat 27 Oct

£33.40–£36.38 / 01256 844244

Mike & the Mechanics

Mike Rutherford's MOR crew return with a new vocalist in tow – Andrew Roachford of 'Cuddly Toy' fame. The band perform from tracks from their extensive back catalogue including 'The Living Years’, 'Word Of Mouth' and 'Another Cup of Coffee'.

Wed 3 Apr 2019

£46.50 / 01256 844244

Mike and the Mechanics

Rock/pop supergroup led by former Genesis bassist Mike Rutherford.

Wed 3 Apr 2019

£46.50 / 01256 844244

The Musical Box

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

Fri 5 Oct

£39.60–£52.80 / 01256 844244

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

The skilled improvisational comic, also known for his deadpan, surreal and dark comedy, comedian hits the road with Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and Kirsty Newton.

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01256 844244

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

TV comedy favourite Merton and his talented group of 'impro chums' (read: show offs) magically weave laughs from audience suggestions.

Sat 27 Apr 2019

£23 / 01256 844244

Paul Young

Soulful pop singer.

Sun 21 Oct

£33–£46.75 / 01256 844244

Peppa Pig's Surprise

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis

Fun family show following the adventures of little Peppa Pig, who's having fun playing outside, but Mum and Dad have a surprise …

Wed 24 Oct

£17 / 01256 844244

Thu 25 Oct

£17 / 01256 844244

The Proclaimers

Scotland's unforgettable musical twins return to the stage with their singalong Caledonian anthems.

Fri 30 Nov

£35.75 / 01256 844244

The Rhythm Kings

The Rhythm Kings, featuring Beverley Skeete, perform foot-stomping R&B and soul.

Tue 26 Jun

£28.62 / 01256 844244

Ross Noble: El Hablador

The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.

Wed 3 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale November 9th, 10am / 01256 844244

Thu 4 Oct

£25 / 01256 844244

Rufus Wainwright

The American-Canadian singer-songwriter performs his baroque pop on a greatest hits tour.

Thu 21 Jun

£30.80–£61.60 / 01256 844244

Russell Watson

The world-famous tenor, originally from Salford in Lancashire, who has won four Brit Classical Awards and is still the only artist to top the UK and US classical charts at the same time, performs songs from his True Stories album interspersed with a selection of greatest hits.

Fri 16 Nov

£38–£48 / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

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.

Wed 26 Sep

£29 / 01256 844244

Thu 27 Sep

£29 / 01256 844244

Fri 28 Sep

£29 / 01256 844244

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

  • 3 stars

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Sat 3 Nov

£20 / 01256 844244

The Stylistics

One of the most accomplished soul bands to grace the R&B scene, The Stylistics bring with them the sweet, soulful memories of years past.

Wed 7 Nov

£32.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

Tony Hadley

The lead singer of Spandau Ballet performs classic hits including ‘Only When You Leave’, ‘Through the Barricades’ and ‘True’, with the accompaniment of a full orchestra.

Fri 12 Oct

£27.50–£53.35 / 01256 844244

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'.

Fri 23 Nov

£36.38–£38.75 / 01256 844244

Woman to Woman

Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham perform their hits and album tracks with a five-piece band.

Fri 9 Nov

£32.94–£36.18 / 01256 844244

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