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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