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“use at least two or three times a year”
Review of The Anvil

The Anvil
Ranked #4 of 40 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.
London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“use at least two or three times a year”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is a great venue to watch your favourite comedian or band, its not too big and all seats give you a great view of the stage. We even hold out company meetings here. There is always lots going on, and they offer a reserve list if tickets are not available when you book. I used this and did get ticket which were good seats as well.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great venue for live performances”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Anvil arts is operated as a charity to support the performing artists who appear there. This includes the Anvil, hay market and Forge theatres. All ticket revenue goes to the artists. All,other revenue goes to operating cost.
The wife and I have been to a number of performances at both the Anvil and Haymarket. The Anvil was designed and built for sound and if you go to a music performance the sound is fantastic.

Visited October 2013
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Wonderful venue”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Totally brilliant acoustics wherever you sit, so you can book late and not be disappointed. Convenient, cheap parking and also very close to the railway station. Superb variety of events. Friendly helpful staff. Actually I've not bothered to go to London for concerts for years now - such a good selection available so locally.

Visited July 2013
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“great place”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

spacious seats unlike the haymarket theatre in Basingstoke. good atmosphere, clean, drinks a bit pricey but to be expected. i like it here!

Visited July 2013
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Alton, United Kingdom
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441 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
“Good venue for concerts”
Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Second visit to the Anvil, the staff have always struck me as pleasant and unlike other venues, they seem to have enough loos to cope with the peak demand.

£1 parking after 6pm is helpful in the local car parks

Visited November 2013
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