A short or longer stay will provide the ideal opportunity to see the beautiful surrounding countryside and amazing range of attractions Basingstoke has to offer. For example:
Anvil Arts is the largest performing arts organisation in Hampshire, and runs The Anvil, The Haymarket and The Forge in Basingstoke. It is managed by The Anvil Trust, an independent educational charity.
With some of the finest acoustics in the country, The Anvil has firmly established itself as one of the South’s leading venues for high quality live music. Located in Basingstoke town centre this prestigious concert hall offers a varied programme of classical, jazz, country, folk and popular music that has attracted, inspired and delighted audiences from far and wide. It is also a popular comedy venue. Orchestral music is the flagship function of The Anvil, specialising in big name soloists, conductors and composers.
Located within The Anvil, this intimate studio space boasts a regular diverse programme featuring the very best world music, Americana, folk, jazz, comedy and more.
Opened in 1865 at the Top of Town, The Anvil Trust took over The Haymarket in 2007 to offer a varied programme of theatre, music, dance and comedy.