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The Anvil

Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR, England
+44 1256 844244
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Great Venue

A fantastic venue, modern, comfortable & clean. Staff friendly & bar affordable. I shall look... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andy W
via mobile
Astounding Performances

Off to The Anvil to savour a great performance from Virtuoso Nicola Benedetti and the super... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Basingstoke, 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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good38%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR, England
+44 1256 844244
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A fantastic venue, modern, comfortable & clean. Staff friendly & bar affordable. I shall look forward to returning.

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Off to The Anvil to savour a great performance from Virtuoso Nicola Benedetti and the super Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by the acclaimed Marin Alsop both of whom, talented as they are, retain a genuine humility and great connection with the audience.,...More

Thank ChrisC46
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the Simon and Garfunkel show which in itself was magic but equally pleasantly surprised at the venue that we have not visited for a number of years. A very professional, slick operation although the interval drinks need a bit of tweaking...More

Thank Mic L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be aware that you need to be in possession of a ticket for the show of the evening to gain entrance to the theatre's general area, toilets and bar. You will have to wait outside until each member of your party is in procession of...More

Thank F9424UWchristineg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Russell Brand with my mum, have previously seen Kevin Bloody Wilson too, the theatre is very spacious! Far better than others I’ve been to! I don’t have to sit on anyone lap to get past people for a toilet break which is...More

Thank Dani N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are always so helpful and friendly, in particular with children with additional needs. The venue is clean,tidy and spacious, and well maintained. The products as you would expect are costly, especially if going as a family, The light up toys unfortunately brake during...More

Thank MrsGaz11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This show was absolutely bloody fantastic. The only drawback is the lack of bar staff and the stupid time the bar closes. Anvil, you really need to sort this out. You could of made so much more money last night. Surely you could of prepared...More

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Anvil is a large theatre showing mainly musical shows and concerts. Lots of tiered seating so you can find yourself a long way away from the stage. The sound system is very good so that you will still be able to hear everything well...More

Thank Flipfit
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the panto this year. The theatre and staff make our Annual Christmas family trip very special. We especially love the fact that the cast come out into the audience and make us feel party of the show. Peter Pans...More

Thank Rachael G
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We come here every year for the panto and this was the best staff are friendly we love the anvil and all its shows it’s behind you 🎄👍🏼

Thank Gary m
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