- Telephone 01256 844244
- Website www.anvilarts.org.uk
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.
There are 48 events at this location
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80s Invasion Tour
Joint tour from 80s favourites Paul Young, Martika, Toyah and China Crisis.
Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together
A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.
Anton and Erin Just Gotta Dance
Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag hit the road with their newest show.
Basingstoke Choral Society
Handel Theodora David Gibson conductor First performed in 1750, this oratorio in three parts was Handel's penultimate composition and his personal favourite. It is a profound and thought-provoking piece with a Christian subject, and is acknowledged to contain some of the composer's finest music. Rarely performed when…
Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Scotchmer conducts a performance of Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture Romeo And Juliet, Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite and music from major fantasy films.
Beyond the Barricade
A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.
The Bootleg Beatles
Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan leads the orchestra for a performance of Mozart's Serenade Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Horn Concerto No 3, Beethoven's Ah Perfido and Schubert's Symphony No 5.
The Bowie Experience
Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.
Not to be confused with the Australian Pink Floyd Show, no sirree. These guys are British. But in other ways, quite similar.
The Catherine Tate Show Live
Comedian and actor Catherine Tate takes her popular BBC sketch show on the road. The Catherine Tate Show Live featuring new sketches and reunites old characters including Nan Taylor, Geordie Georgie and Lauren 'Am I Bovvered' Cooper.
Count Arthur Strong
Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.
Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band
The Scarborough-born singer and fiddler performs traditional English folk, backed by an ensemble which includes members of Bellowhead, Mawkin, Blowzabella, Edward II and more.
Ellen Kent's Opera & Ballet International: Aida
Verdi's drama about an enslaved Ethiopian princess stars Olga Perrier in the title role and Liza Kadelnik as Amneris. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
The ELO Experience
This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.
An Evening With Monty Don
The gardening writer and TV presenter talks about his life, filming work and travels which allow him to visit magnificent gardens all over the world. A former President of the Soil Association, Don knows his stuff when it comes to organic gardening and has committed ideas on how working with nature enriches us all.
Gino D'Acampo: Gino's Italian Escape
The TV chef signs copies of his latest book.
Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option
New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.
More controversial stand-up from the x-rated comic and inexplicable winner of 2014's CBB.
Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.
Tue 25 Oct
£27.50 / 01256 844244
Tue 21 Mar 2017
£27.50 / 01256 844244
Johann Strauss Gala: A Viennese Party
- Directed by: Rainer Hersch (cond)
- Written by: Strauss
Rainer Hersch conducts an evening of Straussian music and dance, with waltzes and polkas galore.
Josh Widdicombe: What Do I Do Now
A new show from Widdicombe, who has been so busy doing everything else (appearing on TV, radio and writing/starring in his own sitcom) that we're surprised he's found the time to write a whole new stand-up tour.
Kevin Bloody Wilson
Australia's cult comedy king performs his too-crude-for-TV songs.
Tribute to the rock stylings of Freddie Mercury and co.
Maximum Rhythm & Blues
Rock and blues with a twist of jazz by the Paul Jones-fronted combo, together with PP Arnold and Zoot Money.
Milos - Bach To Beatles
The acclaimed Montenegro-born classical guitarist returns to the stage to perform a wide range of classical and popular, contemporary music, accompanied by the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble.
Nish Kumar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout the Words Real Loud
Quirky observations and intelligent storytelling.
Thu 17 Nov
Nish Kumar: Long Word … Long Word … Blah Blah Blah … I'm so Clever
Quirky observations and intelligent storytelling from Kumar, who is kinda smart.
Thu 17 Nov
£16 / 01256 844244
The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.
The voice behind hits such as Ace's 'How Long', Squeeze's 'Tempted' and Mike and the Mechanics' 'The Living Years'.
Philharmonia Orchestra: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich
- Directed by: Alexander Lazarev (cond)
- Written by: Shostakovich
Concluding the Philharmonia's Rachmaninov Cycle, Nikolai Lugansky brings his virtuosity and impeccable musicianship to bear on Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. At times dazzlingly virtuosic, at others eerily pensive, and moving between every mood in between, this piece is one of Rachmaninov's finest. High…
Sat 19 Nov
£10–£40 / 01256 844244
Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends
A nine-man shanty folk group drawing on 200 years of traditional vocal repertoire.
Professor Brian Cox
Professor Brian Cox takes audiences on a journey through space and time.
A tribute to Prince.
The RAF In Concert 2016
Royal Air Force musicians perform an inspirational mix of show tunes, classical pieces, legendary big band numbers and stirring military marches.
Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up …
Him of Marion & Geoff, Gavin & Stacey and The Trip fame, the one with the Welsh accent and the funnies, is bringing a brand new stand-up show out on tour.
Ross Noble: Brain Dump
The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.
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.
Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium of Sally Morgan.
New country duo comprising of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes.
The London Concert Orchestra in a performance of showtunes and easy listening songs by George and Ira Gershwin, with Gweneth-Ann Jeffers and Njabulo Madlala, singers and Viv McLean, piano.
The Sons Of Pitches
Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs from the multi award-winning a cappella YouTube stars and winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir..
Forbert's appeal lies in his talent for conveying keen observations through tough, terse poetry, a ready tunefulness and a warm rasping voice.
That'll Be the Day
Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Australian guitarist in concert.
West Berkshire Junior Music Festival
Gala event for local key stage 2 children and guests. Schools are invited to attend and spend weeks rehearsing before coming together for a great celebration of music on the theme of Friendship. Tickets will be available via The Anvil using www.anvilarts.org.uk or 01256 844244. Tickets cost £13.00 for adults and £10.50…