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Sir András Schiff

The OAE receives great reviews - hear them tonight!

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Ahead of their performance tonight at The Anvil, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment have received fantastic reviews from The Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Arts Desk.

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Unfortunately due to illness, Alexander Gavrylyuk has withdrawn as soloist for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concert on Thursday 7 March.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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...do we have the perfect idea for you! We'll be celebrating our love of folk-rock at The Anvil with Fairport Convention this Valentine's Day, but the fun do

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)! 

BSO

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

Good tidings in Tadley

Good tidings in Tadley

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On Friday, we paid a visit to Tadley for the switching on of the Christmas lights with some of the cast of this year's Anvil pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Anvil Advent

And so Anvil Advent begins...

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Today is the first day of our Anvil Advent with prizes to be won every day between now and Christmas Eve!

Johannes Moser

BSO 1 December - encores

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The encore played by Johannes Moser was the Sarabande from the Cello Suite no. 4 BWV 1010 by Bach The orchestra played Shostakovich's Tahiti Trot (based on Tea for Two) after his Symphony no. 1

Vienna Tonkunstler Orchestra - encores

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The encore played by Angela Hewitt was the Adagio cantabile from Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 13 (Pathetique). The orchestral encore was the Tritsch-Trasch Polka by Johann Strauss II

Hallowen 2018

Shivers down your spine this Halloween

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Now that it's October, Halloween is only just around the corner, and we've got some devilishly good spooky treats lined up... If you dare.  

Let the fun be-gin!

Let the fun be-gin!

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We're excited to have two new additions at our bars as we now offer Twisted Nose and Winchester Dry Gins at The Anvil and The Haymarket.

The Malls car park charges

The Malls parking charge increase

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Please be aware when visiting The Anvil that the council have increased the car parking prices in The Malls car park. The charge is now £2 from 7pm to 8am as an overnight fee, replacing the previous charge of £1 after 6pm.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Ticket Collection

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Those attending Oktoberfest this weekend can collect their tickets from The Anvil's box office before Thu 11 Oct, 6pm.