- 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 45 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.
Al Stewart: Back To The Bedsit Tour 2017
The veteran Glasgow-born folk rock singer-songwriter celebrates 50 years in the music business by performing acoustic versions of his back catalogue including Bedsitter Images. He is accompanied by long-time collaborator Dave Nachmanoff and guitarist Tim Renwick.
The Bootleg Beatles
Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Litton conducts the orchestra for Strauss's Don Quixote and Brahms's Piano Concerto No 2. Featuring violist Tom Beer, cellist Jesper Svedberg and pianist John Lill.
Fri 3 Mar
Brendan Cole: All Night Long
Choreographer, performer and Strictly's dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.
Not to be confused with the Australian Pink Floyd Show, no sirree. These guys are British. But in other ways, quite similar.
The contemporary folk singer-songwriter from the Mississippi delta visits the UK's stages.
Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus
Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.
The Spanish-born guitarist and his accompanists, perform a melange of flamenco, jazz and other genres.
- Written by: David Walliams
The world premiere performance of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny book, about a Friday night with Granny that ends up being more exciting than expected. Presented by the Birmingham Stage Company (Horrible Histories).
Thu 23 Feb
Fri 24 Feb
Sat 25 Feb
Gino D'Acampo: Gino's Italian Escape
The TV chef signs copies of his latest book.
Gower, Cowdrey & The Holy Bail
Former England cricket captains David Gower and Chris Cowdrey hit the road in celebration of more than 40 years of friendship from schoolboy beginnings to Ashes-winning innings, sharing fun-filled anecdotes and personal insights about the sport that shaped their lives.
Hampshire County Council Chairman's Concert
Jonathan Willcocks conducts the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra, accompanying 300 singers, for a medley from West Side Story, followed by a performance of Carmina Burana.
Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option
New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.
Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.
Tue 21 Mar
£27.50 / 01256 844244
Elder statesman of British blues, who mentored the likes of the young Eric Clapton and Peter Green on his 80th Anniversary Tour.
Jon Richardson: Old Man
Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.
Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment. Featuring guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.
One of the British folk scene's best-loved artists and the voice of contemporary English folk music.
Kevin And Karen
Strictly Come Dancing professionals and husband-and-wife duo Kevin and Karen Clifton perform the waltz, cha cha, fox trot, tango and salsa, with a supporting cast of dancers and a 12-piece band.
The King Is Back
Elvis tribute from Ben Portsmouth.
Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.
Marcel Lucont's Whine List
The 2012 Amused Moose Award-winning alter-ego of Buckinghamshire-born Alexis Dubus offers arrogant musings on culture and Gallic superiority.
Mayor's Spring Charity Concert
A varied evening of music, song and dance, showcasing the talent of young performers from Basingstoke and the surrounding areas, including The Basingstoke Area Youth Orchestra, Area Youth Wind Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble.
A husband-and-wife folk duo perform infectious folk songs with heavenly vocals alongside Northern humour.
Milton Jones is Out There
Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.
The Musical Box
A reproduction of classic Genesis concerts featuring all the hits alongside replica props and visuals.
Naomi's Wild And Scary
The children's TV presenter recalls some of her most exciting wildlife experiences from the far flung corners of the world and introduces the audience to some of the most fierce and frightening animals she met along the way, joined on stage by Animal Mark.
Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night
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'.
Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Traditional and contemporary folk.
Philharmonia Orchestra: Philharmonia At The Movies
A night of film music by the legendary Hollywood composer John Barry featuring the score to Born Free, a host of Bond films and the Oscar-winning movie Dances with Wolves. The conductor is Nicholas Dodd.
Sun 26 Mar
£12–£32 / 01256 844244
A live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince.
The world-renowned former Yes keyboardist performs pieces from his recent solo album, Piano Portraits.
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.
Russell Brand: Re:Birth
The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of daughter.
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.
The Solid Silver 60s Show
Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop in the company of Peter Noone, Brian Hyland, Dave Berry, New Amen Corner & The Merseybeats.
Stephen Bailey: Nation's Sweetheart
The comedian tackles the art of conversation with stories of dating disasters, family lunacy and celebrity put-downs.
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.
Eccentric Geordie folk sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank.
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's website, or by telephoning 01256 844244. Tickets cost £13.00 for adults and…