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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.

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