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Mother's Day 2017

Treat Mum this Mother's Day

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Avoid those last minute panics this Mother's Day and give the gift of a great live performance.

Finding the Words

Poetry performed at special Finding the Words event

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On Mon 6 Mar, participants in one of Anvil Arts’ community projects gave a special showcase in The Forge as a celebration of their work in Finding the Words: Poetry for People Living w

The Navigator Project

Youth music project takes off at The Anvil

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A very special performance took place at The Anvil this week, as pupils from two local schools presented original music as part of The Navigator project.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Megson and more among awards nominees

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The nominees for this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards have been announced and we’re thrilled to see several of our upcoming performers among them.

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - encores

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - encores

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The encores played by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra were Nimrod from the Enigma Variations by Elgar and the March of the Trolls from Grieg's Lyric Pieces, Op. 54 no. 3

BBC Radio 3 Broadcast

Anvil Arts live on BBC Radio 3

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We're pleased to announce that it has just been confirmed that tomorrow's (Wed 18 Jan) concert by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra will be broadcast live

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

Bumper 2017 Forge new on sale!

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Today’s a big day for The Forge with no less than 12 great new shows going on sale. With an intimate capacity of just under a hundred, this venue of ours may be small, but it is mighty!  

Panto Day

Panto Day is back!

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After 2015's fun, Panto Day is back for another year! This nationwide event, taking place tomorrow, celebrates everything we love about pantomime - oh yes it does!

JG Dance

Junior dancers get into the groove

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Performers aged 7 - 11 from JG Dance, one of the local dance groups performing in our panto this christmas, have been getting stuck into rehearsals this week.

Christmas lights

Panto stars light up Basingstoke

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Panto rehearsals have been in full swing since last Friday (25 Nov), but our panto cast had already been in costume - and character - before then!

Alice Sara Ott encore

Alice Sara Ott encore

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The encore played by Alice Sara Ott on 19 November was the March of the Trolls by Grieg, Op. 54 no. 3

Spring 2017

New spring season announced

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It may be grey and chilly outside, but we're already looking forward to sunnier skies and our new spring season - on sale Mon 14 Nov.

Christmas Gifts

A perfect present for Christmas

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A great evening out makes a wonderful Christmas present, so this year why not treat your loved one to a show? 

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

Mr Darcy visits Jane Austen at home

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The dashing Mr Darcy visited Jane Austen’s house in Alton yesterday and happened to bump into his creator herself writing away in the dining room.

Why The Whales Came

Audience reaction to Why The Whales Came

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We're laden with top notch adaptations of children's books this autumn, including the beguiling Why The Whales Came, based on a story by War Horse

The cast of Sleeping Beauty

New trailer for Sleeping Beauty

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The wonderful cast of Sleeping Beauty came to see us, including Only Fools and Horses' SUE HOLDERNESS, KAT

Dove House School Academy

Music at Dove House School Academy

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Throughout this academic year (2016/17) we will be working alongside SoCo Music Project to deliver music lessons to the entirety of Year 8 at Dove House School Academy.

Sue Holderness

Panto star walks for charity

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Our wicked fairy Sue Holderness did a good turn recently, taking part in a charity event in aid of Alzheimer's Society. 

Forge New On Sale

Bumper Forge Spring Season

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Book now for our brand new bumper Forge spring season. There's Blues, Folk, Americana and much more in this terrific line up of acts - all on sale now!

Fanfare for Gosport

Fanfare for Gosport

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The latest project from Anvil Arts Associate Artists New Dimensions, Fanfare for Gosport, was performed for the first time at the Royal Clarence Yard on 11 Sep as part of Gosport’s Heritage Open Weekend.

Most Welcoming Theatre Award 2016

Vote for Anvil Arts!

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Voting is now open for the UK Theatre's Most Welcoming Theatre Award 2016.

Box Office Opening Hours

Summer Opening Hours

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Booking by phone or in person this summer? Our box office opening hours for August are as follows: Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm Sat 10am-3pm Sun Closed