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The Anvil Trust is an independent educational charity which runs Anvil Arts, the largest performing arts organisation in Hampshire. At The Anvil, The Haymarket, and The Forge, thousands of people from all over the region discover great performance – live.

We rely upon your contributions to support our work, as the income from ticket sales goes to the artists, not the venue. By making a contribution you are helping us to expand our programme of activities and benefit even more people in our community.

Make a donation today!


At Anvil Arts we:
  • Present over 450 performances per year
  • Bring some of the best names in music, comedy, dance and theatre to Basingstoke
  • Create opportunities for 30,000 local children per year to perform on our stages
  • Provide musical education in schools across Hampshire
  • Work in schools, care homes, hospitals, shopping centres, and across the Borough to deliver social outcomes such as: increased attainment in schools; raised aspirations; tackling isolation and loneliness; improved perceptions of where people live
  • Promote the image and reputation of Basingstoke to a national and international audience
  • Generate £8 million a year for the local economy

Thank you for your support

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Year after year The Anvil produces an exciting, enjoyable, wide-ranging programme, providing great pleasure to us all
Mr N, Basingstoke Resident

30,000 local children and young people perform on our stages each year

Find out all the ways we engage with our local schools to deliver musical and cultural education
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