Arts & Culture
The Anvil – A Nationally Renowned Concert Venue
"We are delighted to have been invited back to The Anvil again. The choir over the years has performed in many of the great concert halls throughout the world including The Sydney Opera House. In my opinion, and that of the choir, The Anvil with its excellent acoustics is up there with the best of them", Chairman, Treorchy Male Choir.
Basingstoke offers a quality of live music performances comparable to that of major UK cities thanks to the Anvil Concert Hall.
Designed by RHWL and Arup Acoustics, The Anvil opened in 1994 and is rated one of the top five concert halls in the UK for the quality of its acoustics.
The venue hosts a varied programme of classical, jazz, country, folk and popular music. Orchestral music is its flagship attraction, with a strong programme featuring big-name soloists and conductors. Audiences are attracted regularly from across the south of England.
Anvil Arts also runs the 400-seat theatre, The Haymarket, which presents a wide range of theatrical and dance performances.
“The Anvil was designed without compromise as an ideal concert hall."
The Anvil and the Haymarket are just two of the quality performance venues in Basingstoke.
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