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The Anvil opening hours

Bank Holiday Monday opening hours

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We'll be closed this Bank Holiday Monday, so make sure you don't get caught out!  Mon 27 May: CLOSED We'll be back to normal hours from Tue 28 May.

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.

Vacancies at Anvil Arts

Join our Front of House team

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We are seeking to recruit friendly and efficient people to work as Front of House Assistants.

25th birthday round-up

25th Birthday Round-up

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Today marks one week since our 25th birthday concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Martyn Brabbins and a specially commissioned piece by Samantha Fernando.

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla

CBSO 10 May - encores

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The encore played by Denis Kozhukhin was Bach's Prelude in B minor BWV855, in the transcription by Alexander Siloti. The encore played by the orchestra was the fourth movement, Molto vivace, of the Concert romanesc by Ligeti.

Denis Kozhukhin

Fri 10 May - Change of soloist

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We are sorry to announce that pianist Yuja Wang has been obliged to withdraw from this performance, due to illness. We are very grateful to Denis Kozhukhin, who replaces her at short notice.


One week countdown until The Anvil's 25th birthday!

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There's only one week to go until The Anvil turns 25, so we're taking this opportunity to reflect on our fondest memories of the venue - from the world-class performers that have graced our stage, to the community that the venue has built, and beyond.


Live out your DeLorean dreams!

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In celebration of the upcoming Back to the Future in Concert (Thu 25 Apr) at The Anvil, the DeLorean will be whipping up to The Malls Tue 23 Apr (10am - 5pm), ri

Easter Opening Hours

Box office Easter opening hours

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We'll be closed over the Easter holidays, so make sure you don't get caught out!  Fri 19 Apr: CLOSEDSat 20 Apr: CLOSEDSun 21 Apr: CLOSEDMon 22 Apr: CLOSED

Fuller's beer tour

Cheers to our 25th birthday!

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We're very excited to say that in honour of The Anvil's 25th anniversary, Fuller's will be brewing a very special birthday beer that will be for sale at The Anvil's bars surrounding the celebrations.


Exciting Aladdin cast announcement!

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The genie must have granted our wishes because we've got some brilliant names flying into The Anvil on a magical carpet for this year's Christmas pantomime, Aladdin (12

Mothers Day

Why Mummy Doesn't Give a... what?!

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This weekend is Mothering Sunday, and we think that this is the perfect time to treat the mums in your life to a well-deserved night out!

Samantha Fernando

We're turning 25!

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We will be marking the 25th anniversary of the opening of The Anvil on Friday 3 May, with a spectacular birthday concert performed by the

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Extra show added for champion beatboxer

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Due to the success of his morning performance, we've added an afternoon show (1.30pm) for Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids (16 Apr

World Book Day 2019

Happy World Book Day 2019!

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Today is World Book Day! What better way to celebrate than with all the wonderful shows we have coming up, that see words leap magically off of the page and onto the stage?

Easter Fun

Cracking fun this Easter!

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The Easter holidays will be here before you know it and we have our planning hats on! 

Vadym Kholodenko

Thu 7 Mar - Change of Soloist

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Unfortunately due to illness, Alexander Gavrylyuk has withdrawn as soloist for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concert on Thursday 7 March. 

Ben & Holly hit the town!

Ben & Holly hit the town!

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Earlier today, Ben and Holly went to The Malls and Festival Place to meet some new friends.

Valentine's Day

Roses are red, violets are blue...

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The Musication Donation

Pantomime Musication Donation raises £6000

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Thanks to your generous donations at Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs performances, just over £6,000 was raised for our Community and Engagement project, The Musication Station.

Jason Manford

Tickets released for sell-out Jason Manford

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We've had some tickets released for the "effortlessly entertaining" (★★★★ Evening Standard) Jason Manford (7 Feb) at The Anvil next month. 

Snow White cast visit the children's ward

Snow White cast visit the children's ward

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Today (21 Dec) some of the cast from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs dropped in to visit the children's ward at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital.  

Christmas box office opening hours

Christmas opening hours

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Are you planning to purchase tickets from our box office over the festive season? Our full Christmas hours can be found below!

Dani Harmer Instagram takeover

Dani Harmer Instagram takeover

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Today, our fair Snow White of this year's pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (until 6 Jan), Dani Harmer, will be

Panto Day 2018

Panto Day: Year of the Villain

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It's the Year of the Villain, and that means today is the day where it is officially good to be bad (someone tell our Wicked Queen (Kirsty Sparks) the good news - we're too afraid)! 


Listen to BSO from The Anvil tonight on BBC Radio 3

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After a fantastic concert at The Anvil on Saturday 1 December, we are delighted to announce that the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concert will be broadcast tonight on BBC Radio 3 at 7.30pm