The Anvil

The Anvil
Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7QR
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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 26 events at this location

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80s Mania

Following its sell-out success at The Haymarket last year, and currently taking the UK by storm, it’s Europe’s official eighties reunion concert show! Broader in its range of music than your widest shoulder pads, this show will feature the music of 28 chart-topping pop stars including Duran Duran, Wham!, Madness…

Thu 21 Nov

£27 / 01256 844244

Alexander Armstrong: All Mouth & Some Trousers

In his revealing new one man show, All Mouth and Some Trousers, Alexander Armstrong will be baring all. Expect candid stories, laughter, music and some relief that ‘baring all' is just a figurative expression. Known from Armstrong & Miller to Pointless, from Hey Duggee to Classic FM, find out what lurks behind the…

Fri 22 Nov

£29.50 / 01256 844244

Anton and Erin: Dance Those Magical Movies

The ballroom pair perform choreography from silver screen classics.

Fri 28 Feb 2020

£45.50–£53.63 / 01256 844244

Sun 9 Feb 2020

£24.50–£36.50 / 01256 844244

Chris Ramsey: Just Happy to Get Out of the House

The genial Geordie brings his Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show to the masses.

Fri 22 May 2020

£24.64 / 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.

Sat 25 Jan 2020

£26.50–£36.50 / 01256 844244

David Baddiel – Trolls: Not the Dolls

One-man show from David Baddiel about his interactions with internet trolls.

Fri 21 Feb 2020

£30.24 / 01256 844244

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

The comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny.

Sat 8 Feb 2020

£25 / 01256 844244


Psychedelic hippie warhorses Hawkwind, still best known for the epic 'Silver Machine' and for having naked women fire-eating on stage with them.

Wed 13 Nov

£28.05–£31.35 / 01256 844244

Jack Dee

Reportedly returning to touring after a six-year absence in order 'to spend less time with the family', expect more of the usual deliciously dry takes on life from TV rent-a-grump Dee.

Sat 16 May 2020

£23 / 01256 844244

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Tue 14 Jan 2020

£29.50 / 01256 844244

Thu 5 Mar 2020

£29.50 / 01256 844244

Joe Brown

Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown has gone from strength to strength as his contemporary achievements continued to gather momentum. His Very Best Of album achieved Gold Record Status and was on the UK charts for eight weeks staying four weeks in the Top 20 and in the same year his 50th anniversary was celebrated…

Sat 15 Feb 2020

£31.08–£33.40 / 01256 844244

Karen Hauer & Gorka Marquez: Firedance

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Gorka Marquez and Karen Hauer join forces for a latin inspired dance show.

Sun 15 Mar 2020

£39.75–£47.88 / 01256 844244

Kevin Bloody Wilson

Australia's cult comedy king performs his too-crude-for-TV songs.

Tue 12 Nov

£29.50 / 01256 844244

Madama Butterfly An Ellen Kent production

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a…

Sat 22 Feb 2020

£24.50–£36.50 / 01256 844244

Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Wed 26 Feb 2020

£27.50 / 01256 844244

The Music of Prince

Celebrate the life, legacy and the music of Prince, this brilliantly funky show featuring the world class New Purple Celebration delivers a non-stop 2-hour hit packed extravaganza. Expect to see, hear and feel all of the hits from one of the most loved Artists of all time. 1999, Little Red Corvette, Purple Rain, Kiss…

Sun 19 Jan 2020

£24 / 01256 844244

Rhiannon Giddens

It was toward the end of the T Bone Burnett–curated September 2013 Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall—a celebration of the early ’60s folk revival that had inspired the Joel and Ethan Coen film Inside Llewyn Davis —when singer Rhiannon Giddens indisputably stole the show. Performing Odetta’s…

Sun 24 Nov

£28.25 / 01256 844244

Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi

Rhiannon Giddens is an American artist of folk and traditional music, played on fiddle and banjo.

Sun 24 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 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.

Sat 30 Nov

£27.50 / 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.

Fri 13 Mar 2020

£26.50–£36.50 / 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.

Tue 21 Apr 2020

£32–£42 / 01256 844244

Sleeping Beauty

A classic pantomime involving a beautiful princess, a handsome prince and some serious snoozing.

Tue 3 Mar 2020

£40.25–£47.38 / 01256 844244

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

The London-based pop singer returns to music after her stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

Wed 27 Nov

£32.40–£53.50 / 01256 844244

Tony Blackburn

One of Britain's most famous radio DJs commemorates the time he has spent on the airwaves in his autobiography, 'Poptastic!: My Life in Radio'.

Thu 30 Jan 2020

£30–£40 / 01256 844244

Toyah & Hazel O'Connor - Electric Ladies of the 80s

Two of the 80s recognisable post punk and new wave stars Toyah and Hazel O'Connor are joining forces for this special show. Performing alongside their full live band, each of these legends will play their own sets plus some duets and surprises along the way. This hit-packed retro fest will include such classics as Thunder…

Wed 15 Apr 2020

£31.32 / 01256 844244

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