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Review of The Anvil

The Anvil
Ranked #5 of 45 things to do in Basingstoke
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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 (you'd need to plan well in advance if needing wheelchair space). Acoustics are superb with clear, crisp sound.
Looking forward to out next visit!

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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 a fine International Concert Series every year in its programme and one can therefore hear internationally renowned orchestras, famed conductors playing the world's great music.
The Anvil can also boast the many world class artistes such as Joan Baez who have graced its stage.

Thank David S
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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
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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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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 show is offered at another venue I can get to, booking the Anvil as a last resort. But that's harsh on it, because it's also spacious and comfortable and my only real criticism would be the paucity of ladies' toilets - there always seems to be a queue.

Can't really blame it for the large capacity of the auditorium! If that means I can get a ticket to see a big name, so be it. It's also handy for lots of nice places to eat, and there is plenty of parking nearby.

Thank Gailogail
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