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Churchill Way, Basingstoke, RG21 7QR T: 01256 844244

The Anvil in Basingstoke

The Anvil, Basingstoke

The Anvil is a theatre and performing arts centre in the town of Basingstoke in Hampshire, UK. Built on a site originally set aside for the third phase of Basingstoke's shopping centre, The Anvil was built to tackle what was then seen as a 'cultural desert' in the Basingstoke area.

The aim of the project was to raise the profile of the Borough and to establish it as a major regional centre with a range of first class facilities. The building's name reflects it's unusual shape, particularly when seen from the western approach which somewhat resembles the horn end of a traditional blacksmith's anvil.