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The Anvil

Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR, England
+44 1256 844244
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Kate the Great !

I wanted to book some tickets as a special birthday treat, for 2018, she was really understanding... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
London, United Kingdom
OK for area

A good provincial theatre showing a good selection of plays. Entrance area could be made more... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
London, United Kingdom
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The Anvil is one of Hampshire’s largest entertainment venues and offers a wide range of entertainment for all ages including stand-up comedy, theatre, ballet & opera, classical music, pop concerts and pantomime. This year we’ve welcomed top class performers including Lee Evans, Boy George and Billy Ocean and also had the pleasure of hosting one-off events such as the last UK concert appearance of the great pianist Alfred Brendel.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good40%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great venue” (27 reviews)
“concert hall” (10 reviews)
Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR, England
+44 1256 844244
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I wanted to book some tickets as a special birthday treat, for 2018, she was really understanding professional and helpful with a sense of humor! Thank you Kate you are great .. esp when it comes to music speakers!

Thank ntom2017
Reviewed 20 September 2017

A good provincial theatre showing a good selection of plays. Entrance area could be made more appealing.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Anvil to watch the relaxed sitting of the Pantomime for the last few years and it's brilliant they have thought of everything booster seats for the children, low lighting quiet rooms so if the child is finding it difficult to...More

Thank shellmuzza
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A good venue with excellent visibility from all the seats. Car parking in the town centre is within a short walk (indoors) and there are plenty of restaurants to go to after the show.

Thank John W
Reviewed 7 August 2017

seen 10cc..twice and allison moyet and could never understand why they dont employ a moc to whip up crowd and make it a better night

Thank mark b
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

If Omar comes back to Basingstoke you have got to go. What a evening, great music check him out on YouTube. His new album a must to listen to. What a great night out .

Thank tonybasing
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We visited to hear the talented young people from Hampshire County Youth Orchestras perform. It was easy to collect tickets, though some indication of a queuing system might help at busy times. The staff at the venue are polite, friendly and very well-informed. Comfortable seating...More

1  Thank Catok178
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Anvil is a marvellous space in which to hear and engage with music. Seating is comfortable and the views of the stage are excellent. The interior colour scheme is warming yet also subdued and this allows one to feel very relaxed. The Anvil has...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Anvil's acoustics are almost equal to the Albert Hall and Covent Garden Opera House, where I attended many years ago when I lived in London. The concerts I've been to at the Anvil rarely disappoint.

Thank terry j
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Good venue, quite modern in the centre of town. Ample car parking so tend not to struggle parking when seeing a show.

Thank LeaJoh
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