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The Anvil

Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR, England
+44 1256 844244
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HCYO concerts

We visited to hear the talented young people from Hampshire County Youth Orchestras perform. It... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
New Forest
Listening to a Symphony Concert at a world-class auditorium

The Anvil is a marvellous space in which to hear and engage with music. Seating is comfortable and... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
David S
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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” (26 reviews)
“concert hall” (10 reviews)
Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR, England
+44 1256 844244
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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
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

To be fair I think my description of this venue as 'lacking soul' has more to do with its size than anything. I was here for comedy, and it's not ideal for that. I already knew that and I always look to see if the...More

Thank Gailogail
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

As a wheelchair user going to the Anvil was somewhere new for me. I was surprised at how accessible it was. There's a lift from the car park to near the enterance. Once inside it's all on one level. There's a wheelchair accessible (not a...More

Thank domssross
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic night at The Anvil seeing Anastacia :) The theatre is fantastic, really clean, staff really helpful and seating with great view of the stage. We were on one side of the circle and had a great view :) The security last night...More

Thank Spearey
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

My top tip for the Anvil may seem a little odd but it's this: keep a close eye on their programme of forthcoming events as they have a truly marvelous selection. We were there to hear the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, together with Freddy Kempf as...More

1  Thank msjhaffey
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We've visited both the Anvil and the Forge (a smaller concert venue at the same location) on many occasions, and always enjoyed the evening. Comfortable seats (well, for a concert hall at least), a good view from most levels, decent amplification, friendly atmosphere. I particularly...More

Thank FierceChihuahua
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Kate Rusby and co 10 out of 10, management 0 ( yes Zero) after listening to several wonderful songs and her great sense of humour. Unfortunately toxic fumes entered the auditorium, we were wondering what the smell of burning rubber was. This day and age...More

Thank Coffee4usagain
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