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The Anvil

Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR, England
+44 1256 844244
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Really good theatre with comfortable seating

We went to see Jimmy Carr perform in November here and It was a really good theatre, comfortable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
Nutcracker Ballet

We thoroughly enjoyed this performance by the Russian State Ballet. Just two minor complaints... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andy M
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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The Anvil is one of Hampshire’s largest entertainment venues and offers a wide range of entertainment for all ages including stand-up comedy, theatre, ballet & opera, classical music, pop concerts and pantomime. This year we’ve welcomed top class performers including Lee Evans, Boy George and Billy Ocean and also had the pleasure of hosting one-off events such as the last UK concert appearance of the great pianist Alfred Brendel.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good40%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great venue” (27 reviews)
“concert hall” (10 reviews)
Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR, England
+44 1256 844244
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see Jimmy Carr perform in November here and It was a really good theatre, comfortable, well lit and maintained and we could see everything despite being quite far back. I would definitely recommend going here to see a performance

Thank Meganamond
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this performance by the Russian State Ballet. Just two minor complaints regarding the orchestra who were in full view, in front of the stage. Throughout the performance the woodwind section were turning round to watch the dancers which was distracting. Also, at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see him on about the 47th anniversary of the first time! Parked easily. It is a good idea to work out the exit route as you park. You can then park close to the exit as when you leave it is very busy....More

Thank ijmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time I have come to the Anvil, and must say I’m impressed with it. Good car park right next door with a customer-friendly pricing policy (after 1800: cost £1.00). Good signage on the approaches. High ceiling in the auditorium. Large stage, with plenty of...More

Thank Paleflier
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love attending concerts and shows at the Anvil. They attract an excellent calibre of entertainer and have a variety of acts from dancers, to bands, singers, comedians and orchestras. Great pantomime at Christmas. Easy to park. Great facility for Basingstoke

Thank SusanThorn50
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Visited The Anvil for a music concert. This is great, fairly modern venue which means the sound quality is good and you get a good view of the stage wherever you are seated. Lots of toilets (that flush) and a nice, reasonably priced bar area....More

Thank Tracy G
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We went to see "The Musical Box" Genesis tribute band. I had left it rather late get tickets so had seats to one side of the circle. Visibility was great, the rows are fairly well stepped which meant our view wasn't obstructed by the people...More

Thank NAW_Newbury
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Went to listen to The St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra last week. The sound in the venue is amazing. Comfortable seats and a well stocked bar.

Thank Nicki H
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Good shows concerts many top stars and cheaper than London easy parking and pkenty restaurant nearby

Thank Sammie267
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Good hall with excellent sound. The classical concerts there are wondrous and much cheaper than going up to London. Good bar can buy sandwiches and ice cream but no restaurant or cafe

Thank JeanneauM
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