- 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 47 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: Swing Time
Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag hit the road with their newest show.
Ben Hunter, Joe Seamons And Phil Wiggins
The threesome from Seattle performs its own take on Americana, blues and folk. Chris Wallum supports.
Big Boy Bloater's Lonely Blues Show
An intimate and mellow performance of stories from the road along with some great covers and original blues, R&B and more from the Farnham-born musician.
The Bootleg Beach Boys
The tribute act plays a selection of hits and cult favourites from the Californian surf band.
The Bootleg Beatles
Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.
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.
Traditional Irish music with global influences from the band formed at Ulster University. Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (whistles) and Paul Starrett (guitar) are joined by Armagh siblings Emer and Conor Mallon on harp and uilleann pipes.
Count Arthur Strong
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 celebrate more than 40 years of friendship from schoolboy beginnings to Ashes-winning innings, sharing anecdotes and personal insights about the sport that shaped their lives.
Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option
New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
The BBC Radio panel show, featuring Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jeremy Hardy and host Jack Dee bringing puns, innuendo and swannee whistles to the world for nigh on 40 years.
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 21 Mar
£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.
Jon Richardson: Old Man
Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.
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.
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.
The singer-songwriter from Chattanooga performs his Americana and folk originals.
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.
Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends
A nine-man shanty folk group drawing on 200 years of traditional vocal repertoire.
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.
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 Russian State Ballet And Orchestra Of Siberia: Coppelia
- Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
- Written by: Tchaikovsky
A comedy of errors set in a doll-maker's workshop.
Tue 24 Jan
£33.50–£41 (Children £19 under 16s) / 01256 844244
The Russian State Ballet Of Siberia: La Fille Mal Gardee
- Written by: Frederick Ashton
Frederick Ashton's romantic ballet about Lise, who is in love with Colas, a young farmer, however her mother has more ambitious plans for her future. Accompanied by the Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet.
Mon 23 Jan
£33.50–£41 (Children £19 under 16s) / 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.
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.
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.
Sue Perkins: Spectacles
The bespectacled half of Great British Bake-Off duo Mel and Sue goes solo with her new book Spectacles.
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 using www.anvilarts.org.uk or 01256 844244. Tickets cost £13.00 for adults and £10.50…