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

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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

An Evening with Bradley Wiggins

The professional road and track racing cyclist shares stories from his career, in conversation with TV presenter Matt Barbet.

Fri 27 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01256 844244

Fri 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01256 844244

Anton and Erin: Dance Those Magical Movies

The ballroom pair perform choreography from silver screen classics.

Fri 28 Feb 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 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

£29.50 / 01256 844244

Sun 9 Feb 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 01256 844244

Dave Gorman: With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint

The King of PowerPoint comedy is back with a new live show.

Fri 8 Nov

£30.80 / 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

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

Thu 4 Jul

£28.05 / 01256 844244

Frank Skinner: Showbiz

Frank Skinner embarks on his first stand-up tour in four years.

Thu 26 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed / 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

In The Night Garden Live

The people behind the popular children's TV show bring Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka to life in a live show.

Sat 14 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01256 844244

Sun 15 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01256 844244

Jimeoin: Result!

Jimeoin presents his new show, fresh from a smash-hit New York off-Broadway season.

Sat 12 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01256 844244

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

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

Tue 1 Oct

£29.50 / 01256 844244

Thu 5 Mar 2020

£29.50 / 01256 844244

Jonathan Pie: Fake News

Jonathan Pie provides more scathing take-downs of politicos and journalists alike.

Thu 24 Oct

£17.50–£24.50 / 01256 844244

Josh Widdicombe

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

Sun 10 Nov

£20 / 01256 844244

Kevin Bloody Wilson

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

Tue 12 Nov

£29.50 / 01256 844244

Lenny Henry: Who Am I Again?

Comedian Lenny Henry recounts his experiences of growing up in the Black Country and his experiences of racism.

Sun 27 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01256 844244

Lloyd Cole

The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.

Wed 23 Oct

£28–£50.40 / 01256 844244


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

Thu 19 Sep

£35–£40 / 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

Prices to be confirmed / 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 19 Jul

£30.80 / 01256 844244

Milton Jones

English comedian as seen on Mock the Week and heard on BBC Radio 4.

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

Reginald D Hunter

Mick Perrin Worldwide Reginald D Hunter returns to the Fringe this summer with his highly anticipated new show. For over 20 years his searingly honest material has garnered him a cross-generational fan base. TV appearances have included Have I Got News for You?, and two series of BBC Two's hugely popular Reginald D…

Fri 21 Jun

£23 / 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

Rip it Up The 70s

Dance showcase set to a soundtrack from the 1970s by Strictly Come Dancing star Louis Smith MBE, joined by Rachel Stevens and Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton and backed by a live band.

Fri 4 Oct

£40.25–£45.42 / 01256 844244

Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South

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

Fri 1 Nov

£23 / 01256 844244

Sat 2 Nov

£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

£23 / 01256 844244

Sat 19 Oct

£23 / 01256 844244

Sun 20 Oct

£23 / 01256 844244

Russian State Ballet of Siberia: The Nutcracker

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

Mon 2 Mar 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 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.

Wed 4 Mar 2020

£40.25–£47.38 / 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

Strictly Come Dancing: Here Come The Boys

New show from the Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez.

Sat 29 Jun

Sold out / 01256 844244

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