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 45 events at this location

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Anton and Erin – From Broadway to Hollywood

The dance stars celebrate a Decade in Dance in 2018 with their tenth UK nationwide tour.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

£44.50–£53.63 / 01256 844244

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

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

£31.90 / 01256 844244

Ben Fogle: Tales From the Wilderness

TV adventurer Ben Fogle tours with his latest evening of storytelling.

Tue 5 Mar 2019

£25 / 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

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

English National Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky, Wayne Eagling

The festive Christmas Eve tale of Clara and her magical nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky's cheeringly familiar score.

Wed 27 Feb 2019

£39.75–£45.50 / 01256 844244

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

Four Seasons by Candlelight

The strings are primed, the trumpet polished – and the electricity's been cut for that authentic 18th century experience. Listen to a programme including Handel, Bach, Mozart and topped off by Vivaldi's Four Seasons in a candle lit setting while the Mozart Festival Orchestra plays on in full 18th century costume.

Sun 4 Nov

£31.90–£37.38 / 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

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.

Fri 15 Feb 2019

£42.35–£49.50 / 01256 844244

Julian Clary: Born to Mince Tour

Saucy comedy from 'renowned homosexual' Julian Clary.

Fri 17 May 2019

£25 / 01256 844244

The Manfreds

Rock and blues with a twist of jazz.

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

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

Nish Kumar: It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourself

Nish Kumar / Phil McIntyre / Heroes Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report trials new material for a national tour. The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and some jokes that simply don’t work. Come watch someone…

Sat 2 Feb 2019

£22.50 / 01256 844244

Our Finest Hour with the BBC Big Band

Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain remembered through songs of the period.

Sat 22 Sep

Sold out / 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 Adventure!

A live show with Peppa Pig, George and their friends as they take on a new adventure.

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

Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox takes audiences on a journey through space and time. The particle physicist is best known for his popular BBC series Wonders of … and non-fiction titles including Why Does E=mc²? and The Quantum Universe.

Thu 31 Jan 2019

£30 / 01256 844244

Fri 1 Feb 2019

£30 / 01256 844244

Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy after a six year hiatus and discusses the unfortunate turns his life has taken since the last time he was on stage.

Thu 23 May 2019

£27.50 / 01256 844244

Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South

Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up.

Fri 1 Nov 2019

£23 / 01256 844244

Sat 2 Nov 2019

£23 / 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

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

Wed 13 Mar 2019

£24.50–£34.50 / 01256 844244

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age

Russell Kane discusses why it's perfectly okay to be 20 but feel 40 (or vice versa) and explains why nobody really feels their age.

Sat 13 Apr 2019

£20 / 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

Russian National Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Russian National Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

Wed 27 Feb 2019

£39.75–£45.50 / 01256 844244

The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra Of Siberia: La Fille Mal Gardee

The ballet conjures a world of pastoral simplicity where a farm boy woos a flirty farmer's daughter.

Tue 26 Feb 2019

£39.75–£45.50 / 01256 844244

Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Russian State Ballet

Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.

Mon 25 Feb 2019

£39.75–£45.50 / 01256 844244

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

Sold out / 01256 844244

Thu 27 Sep

Sold out / 01256 844244

Fri 28 Sep

Sold out / 01256 844244

The Solid Silver 60s Show

Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop. The artists sing their greatest hits and celebrate the music of the famous decade.

Sun 17 Mar 2019

£30.50–£32.50 / 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

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Cabaret as Australian actor/singer/songwriter Ruth Katerelos takes the audience on a musical journey through various states of love with Monique Kenny on guitar.

Sat 15 Jun 2019

£25 / 01256 844244

What's Love Got To Do With It?

What's Love Got To Do With It? is the joyous new show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner. Brought to you by the award-winning producers behind the hugely successful Whitney - Queen Of The Night, What’s Love Got To Do With It? is the ultimate tribute concert to one of the most iconic and loved musical…

Sat 15 Jun 2019

£25 / 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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