The Anvil Basingstoke

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Churchill Way, Basingstoke, RG21 7QR

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PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Anvil Arts is known for its diverse programme that ranges from classical, rock, pop and jazz concerts to drama, comedy, dance and more.

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What we offer

The Anvil is run by Anvil Arts, the largest performing arts organisation in Hampshire, serving a region which stretches across central southern England.

For music students The Anvil, a concert hall with a capacity of about 1,400 seats and excellent acoustics, offers the opportunity to experience outstanding national and international orchestras in our International Concert Series. The Anvil Arts programme also includes children's shows for our younger audience members. Please visit our website for information on future events: http://www.anvilarts.org.uk

Group information pack and risk assessment on the website: http://www.anvilarts.org.uk/your-visit/groups

What makes us a great choice?

The Anvil presents a wide-ranging performing arts programme and offers opportunities for educational trips for all school ages and abilities across a wide range of subjects. There is often a special rate for student groups available at performances relevant to schools and colleges. Group reservations can be held until up to one month before the performance date and there is no deposit required at the time of booking. The Anvil is easy to reach as it is very close to the Basingstoke train station. There is also a coach drop-off point at The Anvil.

Group Sizes Catered For


Materials, Resources & Information Provided

Depends on the performance, please contact the number above.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Photography or any type of recording is not permitted in the auditorium.

Risk Assessment Details

Anvil Arts can provide you with a risk assessment document (http://www.anvilarts.org.uk/your-visit/groups) which includes information about The Anvil building and states our health and safety policies and recommendations. The Anvil is also available for viewing and making assessments prior to your group visit which we highly recommend. To arrange a visit please contact the Group Booking Assistant

Education Officer Information

Please contact the Group Booking Assistant if you have any queries.

Pricing Information

Dependant on the performance. 
Free leader ticket per 10 students and other group discounts available at selected performances.

International Concert Series: £10 per student and 1 free teacher ticket per 10 students

Clothing Requirements


First Aid Information

All Duty Managers and other key staff are qualified first aiders.

Available Facilities

Drinks and snacks are available at the bar. If you plan to have your packed lunch at one of our venues please contact the Group Booking Assistant to see if we have facilities available on the specific day.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

There are eight wheelchair spaces available in The Anvil. The Circle level at The Anvil can be reached via a lift and accessible toilets are available on both floors.

The Anvil is equipped with infra-red hearing enhancement systems for use with headsets or portable induction loops available from the stewards? point.

Please let us know at the time of booking if any of your group members have specific access needs so that we can ensure you have suitable seats and can make arrangements if necessary.

Opening Hours & Information

Box Office Opening Times:

The Anvil is open from 10am (excluding Bank Holidays) and one hour before Sunday performances.



Thank you very much! We all had a fantastic time and the kids loved it!
Thank you for making it all run so smoothly. Hook Junior School

I just wanted to thank you on behalf of all of us from Treloar School.
All of us really enjoyed the pantomime , the students thought it was fantastic .
The staff thought you were amazing. Treloar School

Thank you so much for the wonderful play we watched yesterday.The children really enjoyed it and they loved meeting the actors after the performance. Brockhurst School

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