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 32 events at this location

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All You Need Is Love

www.flyingmusic.com presents The Ultimate Beatles Experience All You Need Is Love in concert

Fri 26 Apr 2019

£33.90–£42.63 / 01256 844244

Anton and Erin: Dance Those Magical Musicals

The ballroom couple dance to the classic hits of musical theatre.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

£44.50–£53.63 / 01256 844244

Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom

“ Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small...” From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA Award-winning television animation live on stage! Holly is a young Fairy Princess, who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to…

Tue 19 Feb 2019

£16–£18 / 01256 844244

Wed 20 Feb 2019

£16–£18 / 01256 844244

Ben Elton

The legendary comedian, author and playwright heads out on a stand-up tour for the first time in 15 years.

Tue 5 Nov 2019

£29.50 / 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

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

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

Tue 1 Oct 2019

£29.50 / 01256 844244

Joan Collins: Unscripted

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

Fri 15 Feb 2019

£42.35–£49.50 / 01256 844244

Jonathan Pie: Live

  • 3 stars

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

Thu 24 Oct 2019

£17.50–£24.50 / 01256 844244

Josh Widdicombe

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

Sun 10 Nov 2019

£20 / 01256 844244

Julian Clary: Born to Mince Tour

Saucy comedy from 'renowned homosexual' Julian Clary.

Fri 17 May 2019

£25 / 01256 844244

Kevin Bloody Wilson

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

Tue 12 Nov 2019

£29.50 / 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

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

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

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

Reginald D Hunter

Saturday 18 May Front Doors Open: 7pmAuditorium: 7.30pmShow Starts: 8pm To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you. Tickets: £23* *A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases…

Fri 21 Jun 2019

£23 / 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

Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic's Mixtape

Brutally honest comedy from the the star of Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, A League Of Their Own and Judge Romesh.

Wed 16 Oct 2019

£23 / 01256 844244

Sat 19 Oct 2019

£23 / 01256 844244

Sun 20 Oct 2019

£23 / 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

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 of Siberia: The Nutcracker

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia performs Tchaikovsky's magical masterpiece.

Wed 27 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

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

  • 3 stars

Debut show from the host of BBC Radio 4's Comedy of the Week podcast.

Thu 28 Feb 2019

£14 / 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

£35.38–£37.38 / 01256 844244

Swan Lake

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia performs a lavish staging of Tchaikovsky's romantic ballet.

Mon 25 Feb 2019

£32.50–£39.50 / 01256 844244

Tue 26 Feb 2019

£32.50–£39.50 / 01256 844244

Wed 27 Feb 2019

£32.50–£39.50 / 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.

Wed 17 Apr 2019

£32.90–£39.25 / 01256 844244

Thu 18 Apr 2019

£32.90–£39.25 / 01256 844244

Wet Wet Wet

The Glasgow soul popsters tour their greatest hits, and some other people's greatest hits as well.

Wed 8 May 2019

£25 / 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

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