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Great Venue

A fantastic venue, modern, comfortable & clean. Staff friendly & bar affordable. I shall look... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Andy W
via mobile
Astounding Performances

Off to The Anvil to savour a great performance from Virtuoso Nicola Benedetti and the super... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Basingstoke, 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...more
Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR, England
+44 1256 844244
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I bought a cold drink and a coffee 40 minutes before the show, asked for a china cup, being mindful of the news recently about the paper cups that can't be recycled. The lady at the bar was sympathetic but said the rules were that...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

A fantastic venue, modern, comfortable & clean. Staff friendly & bar affordable. I shall look forward to returning.

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Off to The Anvil to savour a great performance from Virtuoso Nicola Benedetti and the super Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by the acclaimed Marin Alsop both of whom, talented as they are, retain a genuine humility and great connection with the audience.,...More

Thank ChrisC46
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We went to see the Simon and Garfunkel show which in itself was magic but equally pleasantly surprised at the venue that we have not visited for a number of years. A very professional, slick operation although the interval drinks need a bit of tweaking...More

Thank Mic L
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Be aware that you need to be in possession of a ticket for the show of the evening to gain entrance to the theatre's general area, toilets and bar. You will have to wait outside until each member of your party is in procession of...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Went to see Russell Brand with my mum, have previously seen Kevin Bloody Wilson too, the theatre is very spacious! Far better than others I’ve been to! I don’t have to sit on anyone lap to get past people for a toilet break which is...More

Thank Dani N
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The staff are always so helpful and friendly, in particular with children with additional needs. The venue is clean,tidy and spacious, and well maintained. The products as you would expect are costly, especially if going as a family, The light up toys unfortunately brake during...More

1  Thank MrsGaz11
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This show was absolutely bloody fantastic. The only drawback is the lack of bar staff and the stupid time the bar closes. Anvil, you really need to sort this out. You could of made so much more money last night. Surely you could of prepared...More

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 15 January 2018

The Anvil is a large theatre showing mainly musical shows and concerts. Lots of tiered seating so you can find yourself a long way away from the stage. The sound system is very good so that you will still be able to hear everything well...More

1  Thank Flipfit
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the panto this year. The theatre and staff make our Annual Christmas family trip very special. We especially love the fact that the cast come out into the audience and make us feel party of the show. Peter Pans...More

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Response from Gary m | Reviewed this property |
They announce your not aloud photography during any performances