Anvil Arts is the largest performing arts organisation in Hampshire, and runs The Anvil, The Haymarket and The Forge in Basingstoke.
The Autumn programme brings a wave of excitement with great entertainment from all points of the artistic compass. At The Anvil, the incredible Cirque du Ciel will astound you, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will inspire you, Music Theatre Wales will intrigue you, and our great line up of comedians will leave you laughing. There's music royalty in the form of Don McLean and Joan Armatrading, queens of folk June Tabor and Kate Rusby, and king of Hollywood Sir Roger Moore.
At The Haymarket, we welcome Michael Morpurgo's Farm Boy, the sequel to War Horse, followed by the thriller Dead Ringer. The stage is graced by Miriam Margoyles, Patricia Routledge, and Andrew Motion, before the Jane Austen classic Mansfield Park. Enjoy the Victorian japes of Three Men In A Boat and the acid-drop hilarity of Alan Ayckbourn's Season's Greetings.
For younger children, Charlie and Lola's Best Bestest Play is a surefire winner, while this year's family pantomime at The Anvil is the ever-popular Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Address: The Anvil
The Anvil is just across the road from Basingstoke train station. Basingstoke is on the London Waterloo line; 45-60 mins from Waterloo, 30-35 mins from Southampton Central. Trains run in both directions until just before midnight.
Cycle parking is available at the front of The Anvil, underneath the car park ramp to the right of the entrance. More information on cycling in Basingstoke can be found at the BDBC Cycling website.
Basingstoke town centre bus station is a ten minute walk away through Festival Place shopping centre.
Once in the town centre, walk to The Malls shopping area near the train station. The Anvil's entrance is at the end of The Malls, down a flight of stairs or a ramp.
Basingstoke is at junction six of the M3, and on the A33 south of Reading. Follow signs for Town Centre and brown signs to The Anvil. Parking in The Anvil car park is currently £1 from 6pm. For satnav or route planning, the postcode for The Anvil and The Forge is RG21 7QR, and The Haymarket is RG21 7NW.
Anvil Arts operates a free Access List in order to improve our service to patrons with access needs. Registration forms are available from the Box Office or at the foot of the page.
Both ticket sales counters have drop-down or lowered sections for wheelchair users.
The Anvil is equipped with infra-red hearing enhancement systems for use with headsets, or portable induction loops. Both are available from the stewards' point.
Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans are available on request.
Up to eight wheelchair spaces are available in The Anvil. There is a lift to the circle level, and accessible toilets on both floors. Four free badge parking spaces are situated at the front of The Anvil, and further spaces near the lifts in The Anvil car park.