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25th birthday classical concert at The Anvil

Book your group in for a tour of The Anvil!

1. Refer to our ‘What's On’ pages to see if we can fit you in – tours are not available on dates when there is a show on at The Anvil. Please ensure you are enquiring at least six weeks in advance, but the more notice the better!

2. Email our Community Engagement Manager to ask about availability. Let her know:

  • Age group
  • Number of students/members
  • Roughly when you’d like to visit (please note: we can’t run tours from the end of November through to the start of January due to our Christmas Pantomime, if staff aren’t available, or if there is scheduled maintenance)
  • Any particular areas that you’re studying so we can ascertain the availability of certain staff, i.e., lighting/sound engineers

3. Consider donating to us – tours are free to schools, but as a charity, donations are welcome and will support our community engagement programme.


Free of charge

Location: The Anvil

Suitable for: All key stages (we can change the style of the tour depending on the needs of your group)

No. spaces per cohort: Up to 30

What children will explore: Depending on your needs – as well as the backstage areas and the main auditorium, we will look at the basics of how a concert hall runs, the difference between a concert hall and a theatre, the acoustics of the auditorium and a little about the history of The Anvil. For older groups, tours can also include specifics about technical aspects and careers in the arts

Benefits for teachers: Supports arts-based projects and can reinforce and inspire GCSE, A-Level, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses

Duration: 45 minutes to an hour


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