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Captain Hook and Peter Pan

Peter Pan production shots have landed!

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Today, we're celebrating Panto Day, and what better time for these fantastic production shots of Peter Pan that really capture the essence of the show!

Panto Day

Hooray it's Panto Day!

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One of our favourite days of the year is Panto Day (Oh yes it is!) and there's nothing we like better than being able to celebrate it!   

Hook's Haul

Get your hands on Hook's Haul!

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The croc's ticking and we are well into the count down for #PeterPanto! To help you get excited we're running a countdown competition and have managed to steal some goodies from the nasty Captain Hook himself! 

Park View Junior School education project

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Over the last few months, we've been working with local school Park View Juniors to develop a new project with the school’s learning behaviours at its core: tolerance, resilience, cooperation, respect and open-mindedness.

Peter Pan lights up Festival Place!

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On Thu 16 Nov, our very own Peter Pan landed at Festival Square for an evening of entertainment, community, and festive cheer for the annual switching-on of the Christmas lights.

It's Halloween competition time!

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Fancy winning a pair of tickets for Vampires Rock Ghost Train (Wed 1 Nov), as well as an official Vampires Rock t-shirt?

Vladimir Altschuler

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra - encores

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The encores played on Friday 13 October by the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra were both from Glazunov's ballet Raymonda: - Entr'acte to Act 1 scene 2 - Grand Pas Espagnol

Ella Fitzgerald - A Centenary Celebration: Free Relaxed Screening

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We are delighted to offer a FREE relaxed screening suitable for people on the autistic spectrum, those living with dementia, and with other disabilities. The concert will be screened as it happens, in the welcoming atmosphere of The Forge.

Jessica Punch and Sarah Louise Day

More cast announced for Peter Pan

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Joining Gary Turner (Emmerdale, Peter Pan 2011) as Captain Hook and Andrew Agnew (Balamory's PC Plum) as Smee will be West End musical theatre performer Jessica Punch as Pete

The Anvil

We're recruiting!

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Anvil Arts is the largest performing arts organisation in Hampshire.

The Anvil interior

Anvil Arts retains its Arts Council funding

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The Anvil Trust is delighted to have retained its Arts Council England funding and remains a National Portfolio Organisation for the next five years.

The Anvil

Vacancy: Stage Door Keeper

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We are seeking to recruit a friendly and efficient member of staff to work as a Stage Door Keeper across both of our venues.

Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits

Rick Wakeman - security notice

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There will be security checks on entry to the building for Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits on Sat 10 Jun. Please allow extra time on arrival.

The Good Lovelies

Exciting autumn Forge acts now on sale

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If you're a fan of folk, Americana, roots and blues you'll definitely want to check out today's new events, as a whole raft of Forge acts go on sale. 

Derek Gripper

Derek Gripper wins at the Songlines Music Awards

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A huge congratulations to one of our upcoming music acts, South African guitarist Derek Gripper, who has won Best Artist in the African and Middle East category at the

London Pride Unfiltered Launch

New London Pride Unfiltered beer goes on sale

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We are delighted to announce that The Anvil and Haymarket bars are now offering a brand new beer, London Pride Unfiltered, which is yet to be launched anywhere else in Basingstoke. 

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

Bill Bailey on sale to Friends now

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We are delighted to announce that the king of surreal comedy Bill Bailey will return to The Anvil on 7 Mar 2018. 

Roadworks

Travel update - M3

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If you're planning on visiting us this week, please be aware that there will be closures, resurfacing and Smart motorway improvement works at various points on the M3.

Julian Rachlin

Philharmonia Orchestra: change of soloist

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We are sorry to announce that violinist Sergey Khachatryan has had to withdraw from the Philharmonia Orchestra's concert on Fri 7 Apr due to unforseen circumstances.

Easter Fun

What's on this Easter

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Looking for quality entertainment for the whole family this Easter? There's plenty to choose from at Anvil Arts. 

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

The Brodowski Quartet at Maple Ridge school

Associate Artists tour local schools

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Last week, Anvil Arts Associate Artists The Brodowski Quartet took their Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Unwrapped to local schools.

The Shires

The Shires return to The Anvil

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Dynamic country duo The Shires will return to The Anvil in November, it has just been announced.

Sleeping Beauty stars visit The Anvil

Sleeping Beauty stars visit The Anvil

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Two of our Christmas pantomime stars paid us a visit last week, to give us a taste of what to expect from this year's production Sleeping Beauty.

OctoberFest

OctoberFest tickets on sale now

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Tickets for Hampshire OctoberFest (7 - 9 Oct) at Basingstoke Cricket & Sports Ground are now available.

Autumn 2016

Autumn 2016 now on sale

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Autumn 2016 is now on sale. Download your Autumn 2016 ebrochure Comedy, drama, music, and of course, panto - it's all inside! Click on the above link to view the full brochure.

Be Part of the Act

Be part of the act at Anvil Arts

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We will soon be recruiting for Front of House Assistants to start work in September 2016, at the beginning of our exciting new season.

Kevin Bloody Wilson

Last minute Father's Day gift ideas

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Father's Day is this weekend, and if you've left present buying a bit late then don't panic - our online box office is open 24 hours.

Jamie Raven Twitter Q&A

Jamie Raven Twitter Q&A

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Update: Our Twitter Q&A with Jamie Raven will now take place this Thursday 23 Jun at 1pm.

New on sale

Bumper autumn now on sale

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It's a big day for new shows, with all our fun-filled family shows and entertaining dramas now on sale for the autumn season Family

Leif Ove Andsnes

Leif Ove Andsnes recital cancelled

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With great regret, Leif Ove Andsnes has had to withdraw from his performance at The Anvil on Thu 9 Jun due to medical reasons and sends his apologies to the ticket holders who had planned to attend his recital.

The Catherine Tate Show - Live

New shows on sale

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This week we've got a diverse range of new shows on sale, with everything from comedy and history to music and photography. You're bound to find something to float your boat!

Sleeping Beauty Cast Announcement

Sleeping Beauty cast announcement

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We're delighted to announce the first of our fabulous cast members for this year's pantomime, Sleeping Beauty (8 Dec - 2 Jan)! 

Fire Engines

Hampshire Fire and Rescue at The Anvil

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Three fire engines at the Stage Door? Nothing to worry about, the fire service just dropped into The Anvil last week as part of their training.

Warsaw Village Band

Warsaw Village Band win at Polish Grammys

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Huge congratulations are in order for Warsaw Village Band, whose album Festival of the Sun has won the accolade of Roots Album of the Year at the 2016 Fryd

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Eliza Carthy nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

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Best of luck to upcoming Anvil star Eliza Carthy in tonight's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Eliza is nominated for the Singer of the Year Award, and will be performing as part of the ceremony.

Anvil Arts

Audiences love visiting Anvil Arts

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We commissioned an independent survey of audiences and the results are now in. Patrons filled in an online questionnaire about their visits to The Anvil, The Haymarket and The Forge.

Pudsey at The Malls

Ashleigh and Pudsey hit The Malls!

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Yesterday two very special guests dropped by The Malls shopping centre - Britain's Got Talent's Ashleigh and Pudsey.  

Pudsey

Ashleigh and Pudsey at The Malls

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Calling all secret agents! Tomorrow special K9 agents and Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey will be appearing at The Malls, along with some special acrobatic guests.  

Easter at Anvil Arts

Easter Family Fun

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Looking for some fun things to do this Easter holiday? You've still got time to book for any of our great family shows.   

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra - encores

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra - encores

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The encores at the concert on 9 March were Rachmaninov Vocalise (arr. cello and piano) Sibelius Valse triste Khachaturian Lezghinka from the ballet Gayaneh

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominees

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The nominations have been announced for the annual BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and there are some familliar names included in the short lists.

Toby the detection dog

Detection dogs in training at The Anvil

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Last week The Anvil was host to a different kind of event as the explosive detections dogs undertook their refresher training around the venue.

Patricia Kopatchinskaya encore

Patricia Kopatchinskaya encore

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The encores played by Patricia Kopatchinskaya at the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment concert on Thursday were pieces from Signs, Games and Messages and Kafka Fragments by Gyorgy Kurtag.

New shows on sale

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This week we've got a fantastic new range of shows going on sale, with something for everyone.

Valeriy Sokolov encore

Valeriy Sokolov encore

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The encore played by Valeriy Sokolov at the concert by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on Friday was the Recitativo and scherzo caprice Op. 6 by Fritz Kreisler

Record panto sales

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Jack and the Beanstalk is officially our best-selling panto for eight years! Our 2015 - 2016 pantomime performed to over 20,000 people over three weeks and received glowing reviews from press and public alike.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Panto production pics are here!

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It's Panto Day and what better way to celebrate than with our stunning new production photos of Jack and the Beanstalk!

Jack and the Beanstalk

Potty about panto? Read our blog!

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With panto right around the corner (can you believe we open on Thursday?!) we've got lots of behind-the-scenes pictures, videos, and interviews we want to share with you.

Katherine Ryan

Tickets just released for Katherine Ryan

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The razor sharp and hilariously funny Canadian Katherine Ryan is here on Sunday (29 Nov) and we've just had some last minute tickets released.

Kirill Gerstein encore

Kirill Gerstein encore

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The encore played by Kirill Gerstein was the Three-Part Invention in E flat by Bach BWV 791

Sam and Mark Children's BAFTA's

Sam and Mark win big at the Children's BAFTAs

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A huge congratulations to our panto hero Mark Rhodes who, along with best friend and presenting buddy Sam Nixon, won Best Presenter at the BAFTA Children's Awards in London last night.

Jack and the Beanstalk Malls Christmas Lights

Dame Trott and Daisy light up The Malls!

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Dame Trott (Philip Meeks) and his trusty companion Daisy the cow delighted the audience in the packed out Malls on Friday as they turned the Christmas spirit up to full and illuminated the shopping centre.

Mark Rhodes Jack and the Beanstalk

We send Mark Rhodes back to school!

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Children from local schools received a surprise visit when our very own pantomime hero Mark Rhodes popped in to tell them about starring in Jack and the

EFDD Conference

EFDD Conference

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Please note: Anvil Arts is not responsible for any transaction with TicketSource and any problems with them should be taken up with EFDD. You will need a valid Anvil Arts ticket with seat number in order to attend this event.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Festive fun and fireworks this Friday!

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Kick off the festive season in style this Friday with Festival Place's Christmas Light Switch On and Firework Spectacular from 5.30pm!

Katherine Ryan date change

Katherine Ryan date change

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Don't forget that the performance by Katherine Ryan which had been scheduled for Saturday 7 November has been changed to Sun 29 November because of her changing work commitments.

Jack and the photo call

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Our fabulous panto cast came to visit us recently, including Mark Little (Fleshcreep), Mark Rhodes (Jack), Chris Pizzey (Simple Simon), Chloe Amber (Princess Jill), Phillip Mee

Giant beanstalk spotted in the foyer!

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Yesterday, a giant beanstalk was spotted in The Anvil foyer, but never fear! It's just our pantomime cast getting ready for the festive season!

A Scarecrow story time!

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Lots of little ones enjoyed a reading of Julia Donaldson's latest book, The Scarecrows' Wedding, last week at Basingstoke Discovery Cen

Can we count on your vote?

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Voting has officially opened for My Theatre Matters UK's Most Welcoming Theatre Award, and we'd love to count on you!

Autumn 2015 e-brochure now available!

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Our autumn e-brochure is now available to view online, so get planning for the months ahead as we have a whole host of fantastic entertainment to take you all the way to Christmas. 

John Taylor obituary

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We are very saddened to learn that John Taylor died on Friday 17 July.

Autumn season now on sale!

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It's new brochure season and we have our usual eclectic mix of fantastic events to keep you entertained all the way to Christmas! 

A first look at Sherlock

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He's the world's favourite detective and tomorrow night Sherlock Holmes himself comes to Basingstoke to solve his most grisly case to date.

Black Dam improvement - planned June weekend closures

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Please note planned closures will occur on M3 Spur Northbound, from Junction 6 to the Black Dam roundabout from junction 6 to the Black Dam roundabout, reducing the Black Dam roundabout to a single lane over the next two weekends.  This will allow the

And the winner is...

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We are delighted that Anvil Arts has again been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.

Exclusive Q&A with Ballet Cymru

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The innovative and diverse Ballet Cymru will be here this Friday perfoming their spectacular adaptation of Cinderella.

Junior auditions for Jack and the Beanstalk!

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The youngsters from Basingstoke Academy of Dancing and North Hampshire Academy of Dance were warming up for panto, attending last week's auditions to win a part in this year's 

Jack and the Beanstalk cast announced!

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Our 2015 pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk is around the corner and we are thrilled to announce that this year's cast will be as follows:

Andsnes wins!

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Leif Ove Andsnes, who will make his only recital appearance outside London here on 9 June 2016, has just won Recording of the Year and the Concerto Award in the 2015 BBC Music ma

New on sale - Bill Bailey and more

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We are delighted to welcome stand-up genius Bill Bailey (7 & 8 Jun) to The Anvil for not one, but two dates next year! Book early to avoid disappointment.

International Concert Series now on sale

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The International Concert Series, our flagship programme of classical music for 2015-2016 is now on sale, including concerts with Sir Simon Rattle, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Marin Alsop.

Our summer 2015 brochure is out now

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Summer 2015 sees a packed programme with something for everyone and our brochure for the season is availble online now.

The Cat in the Hat arrives at Waterstones

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The funniest feline around and children's book legend, The Cat in the Hat turned a rainy afternoon in Winchester into a magical story time last week at Wate

Christmas 2015 shows on sale

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Christmas may be well and truly done and dusted for another year, however our two fantastic Christmas 2015 productions Jack and The Beanstalk (10

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra - encores

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Leon McCawley's encore was Rachmaninov's Prelude in G Op. 32 no. 5 The orchestra's encores were: The Entr'acte from Act 2 of The Snow Maiden by Tchaikovsky

Meet The Cat in the Hat!

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The star of the children's production The Cat in the Hat will be heading to Winchester tomorrow for story time and a meet and greet.

WIN a Cara Dillon CD

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It's competition time again and today we have a copy of Irish folk singer Cara Dillon's latest album, A Thousand Hearts to give away! 

2015 is bursting with comedy

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2015 sees a mammoth year of comedy at Anvil Arts, with 18 top comedians (so far) in just 11 months - a huge choice of some of the biggest side-splitting stand-ups touring today. 

New on sale today!

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We have a huge selection of events on sale today with a diverse collection of musical acts in the form of  the Celtic Fiddle Festival, Ye

Vacancy

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We're looking for part-time Housekeepers to join our team.  If you are interested in this position, see our vacancies page. 

Day 24 of Anvil Advent

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It's Day 24 and we have had a great time giving away treats every day for Anvil Advent. It may be the last prize, but it's a good one. Our final prize is a whopping £50 Anvil Arts gift voucher. 

Day 23 of Anvil Advent giveaway

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It's Day 23 of Anvil Advent and we're nearing the end of our 24 day giveaway- but it's not over just yet!

Christmas Opening hours

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The Box office Christmas hours for The Anvil are as follows:   Wed 24 Dec           10am - after showThu 25 Dec           Closed Fri 26 Dec              1:30pm - 3:30pm

Cinderella - Audience Reaction

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Hear what our audience members are saying about Cinderella Our magical pantomime plays in The Anvil until 4 Jan. Wey Hey!

Cinderella 'thrills' audiences

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Cinderella is now in full-flow and audiences and critics alike are raving about our fantastic cast, spectacular musical numbers and gorgeous costumes.

Cinderella opens!

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After what feels like a very long wait, our Christmas pantomime, Cinderella, has finally opened - oh yes it has!

Day 9 of Anvil Advent giveaway

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We're moving rapidly through December and it's already Day 9 of our Anvil Advent 24 day giveaway! 

Map showing locations of Anvil Arts venues

Black Dam roundabout works

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Extensive improvement works are now under way at the Black Dam roundabout. Read more details.

Anvil Advent giveaway day 3

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It's day three of our Anvil Advent 24 day giveaway and today's prize is Live in Prague DVD from cult musical trio The Tiger Lillies. 

Day 2 of Anvil Advent giveaway

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It's day two of our 24 day Anvil Advent giveaway- prizes to be won from our 2015 spring programme every day until Christmas Eve!

Anvil Advent giveaway!

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We're getting into the spirit of Christmas with our Anvil Advent giveaway. We've got merchandise from our 2015 spring programme to be won every day between now and Christmas Eve! 

Dames Day!

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Our very own pantomime Dames and stars of Cinderella were in Festival Place and The Malls today getting a bit of Christmas shopping done and causing all kind

Marc Almond announces date at The Anvil

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Singer-songwriter Marc Almond has announced he will perform a solo gig at The Anvil on 30 April during his 2015 tour. Tickets will be available on Fri 14 November.

Ripples and Roots: Rushmoor Stories

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 Ripples and Roots: Rushmoor Stories, the latest work from local group New Dimensions  will be performed on Sun 9 November

Halloween Competition!

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It's the spookiest day of the year and we have a competition for you!

WIN a family ticket for Cinderella!

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Pop into The Malls Sainsbury's in Basingstoke and you can have a chance at winning a family ticket for this year's pantomime, Cinderella!

WIN Three Men in a Boat Merchandise

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Based on the well-known novel by Jerome K Jerome, Three Men in a Boat comes to The Haymarket from 31 Oct- 1 Nov and we are offering the ch

Su Pollard Q+A

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We asked you on Twitter and Facebook to send in your questions for Su Pollard, and now... we've got the answers!

Meet the stars of Cinderella

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We've got a brand new and exclusive video for you featuring the stars of this year's pantomime, Cinderella - Keith Chegwin

Ha Ha Hood Gallery

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Sherwood Forest comes to The Anvil this Sunday with the funniest farce in the forest Ha Ha Hood! 

New shows on sale today!

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We've added more brand-new shows  today. With comedy, music and more coming up at Anvil Arts, have a look at what's in store.

Not About Heroes trailer

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Fantastic World War 1 drama Not About Heroes will be performed at The Haymarket from 1 - 2 October. 

Double Death cast update

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We regret to anounce that Andrew Paul will no longer be performing in Double Death at The Haymarket this October. 

It's competition time!

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We're offering you a chance to win tickets and more for the fantastically chilling drama Design for Murder on Thursday 25 September. 

New shows on sale this week

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Plenty of new shows on sale this week. We've got music, comedy and even some extra dates for Sing-a-long-a- Frozen due to high demand. Have a look at what's new.  The latest shows on sale are:

Purple Flag Week

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Purple Flag is an accreditation scheme that recognises excellence in the management of town and city centres at night .  

Brand new shows on sale today!

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Don't forget to check out our brand new list of shows that have gone on sale today. We've got a spectacular line-up of musical acts showcasing their talents at The Forge. This Season's fantastic additions are:

New Cinderella trailer

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Wey hey! Cheggers invites you to watch our new trailer for Cinderella- take a look!

Box office summer opening hours

Box office summer opening hours

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The box office summer opening hours are: THE ANVIL Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm Sat 10am - 3pm CLOSED: Wed 20 - Mon 25 August THE HAYMARKET CLOSED: Mon 4 Aug - Fri 5 Sep EXCEPT: Wed 20 - Fri 22 Aug 10am - 5pm

The Anvil Trust wins Arts Council investment

The Anvil Trust wins Arts Council investment

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The Anvil Trust has won Arts Council England investment for another three years. The Trust is included in the list of National Portfolio Organisations published by ACE today, one of only six music organisations in the region to achieve this status.

Autumn 2014 events now on sale

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Our Autumn 2014 brochure events are now on sale. Download a pdf of the new brochure from the link on the left of this page.

CBeebies' Katy Ashworth to star in Cinderella

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We are delighted to announce that Katy Ashworth from CBeebies has been cast as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, alongside Keith Chegwin who has already been announced as Bu

The Anvil Trust renews lease on The Anvil

The Anvil Trust renews lease on The Anvil

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The Anvil Trust has just signed a twenty year lease on The Anvil building with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. This renews the original lease set up when The Anvil opened in 1994.

Robert Cray loves The Anvil!

Robert Cray loves The Anvil!

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Limited tickets available for his previously sold out concert today - Friday 2 May - click here to book

International Concert Series 2014-15

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We are delighted to present the following orchestras in our 2014-15 International Concert Series. Download the brochure from the link on the left of this page.

Keith Chegwin to star in Cinderella

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We are delighted to announce that Keith Chegwin is to play Buttons in our pantomime Cinderella at The Anvil from Thursday 11 December to Sun

Vienna Tonkunstler Orchestra - encores

Vienna Tonkunstler Orchestra - encores

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The encore played by Barry Douglas was October from The Seasons by Tchaikovsky The orchestra's encore was the Polka Schnell Leichtes Blut by Johann Strauss II

Summer 2014 events now on sale

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Our Summer 2014 brochure events are now on sale. Download a pdf of the new brochure from the link on the left of this page.

Anvil Arts commission wins award

Anvil Arts commission wins award

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Rivers to the Sea, by British composer Joseph Phibbs, won the Orchestral award at the British Composer Awards last night.

Basingstoke Youth Theatre

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Central Studio, Anvil Arts and Proteus Theatre Company are working together to transform theatre for young people in Basingstoke.