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Beatlemania hits Basingstoke

Beatlemania hits Basingstoke

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Come together next month as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the much-loved albums Abbey Road (26 Sep 1969) and Let It Be (8 May 1970), by the Fab Four. 

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh Fringe Festival round-up

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What a month it's been at the world's most celebrated arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, where some of our upcoming performers received excellent reviews.

Our summer soundtrack

The soundtrack of the summer ☀

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Good news, music lovers. We've created a summery Spotify playlist that will have you making the most of the long nights and dancing all night long!

Book Lovers Day

Happy Book Lovers Day!

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As we celebrate Book Lovers Day, we thought this would be the time to remind you of some of the shows we have coming up at Anvil Arts perfect for our bibliophile booker.

Staff picks

Staff Picks - Autumn 2019

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At Anvil Arts, we're a team with a great love of all things entertainment, so we thought we'd share with you some of our picks of the upcoming season.

Summer opening hours

Summer opening hours

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Summer is here, so don't forget to check our Jul - Aug box office opening hours!  The Anvil Mon - Fri / 10am - 5pmSat / 10am - 3pmSun / CLOSED

summer maintenance

We're summer maintenance ready

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This summer we'll be going dark over August to get the venues shipshape for the autumn season including changing our houselights and orchestral lighting to LED.

Creative Connections round-up

Creative Connections round-up

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In celebration of The Anvil’s 25th birthday, we recently welcomed groups from across Basingstoke and Deane to share their work on our Creative Connections project.

Autumn 2019

Fall for our new season

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Our Autumn 2019 brochure is here, and we have a harvest of un-be-leafable shows!

Father's Day 2019

Father's Day ideas for 2019

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Treat the father figure in your life this Father's Day (16 Jun) with tickets to one of our upcoming shows. We've got some fantastic performances coming up this June, which means you won't have to wait long to celebrate your dad in style!

25th birthday round-up

25th Birthday Round-up

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Last month marked our 25th birthday, as we celebrated the occasion with a concert from the Philharmonia Orchestra, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Martyn Brabbins and a specially commissioned piece by Samantha Fernando.

Footbridge closure

Footbridge closure from 3 Jun

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Please note that the Churchill Way footbridge will be closed from Mon 3 Jun until further notice for maintenance work. The Anvil can still be accessed through Festival Place and The Malls.

Winner 2019

Best Arts Venue 2019 - Winner

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We're very excited to share the news that we are the Winner of the Best Theatre/Arts Venue category for the Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019!

Autumn at The Forge

Autumn at The Forge now on sale

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We're thrilled to say that we have another wonderful season lined up this autumn for our most intimate venue, The Forge. With limited seats, early booking is highly recommended, so what are you waiting for?

The Anvil on air!

We were live on BBC Berkshire!

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Today, we were live on BBC Radio Berkshire as Sarah Walker presented her show live from The Anvil from 10am - 1pm as part of our #Anvilversary celebrations.