The Anvil

Anvil Arts


The Anvil was built by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Work started in August 1992 and the building opened in May 1994. The quality of the acoustic was the prime consideration throughout the building process, and the auditorium was designed to have near-ideal shape and volume.
  • Creadble provider: NO
  • Creadble access: NO
  • Creadble employer: NO

Access Card Notes

Access Card Holders can apply for Disabled Access Scheme using their card as evidence.

Contact details

The Anvil Anvil Trust Ltd., Churchill Way, Basingstoke, South East, RG21 7QR
Phone: 01256 844244

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
Both ticket sales counters have drop-down or lowered sections for wheelchair users. There are up to six wheelchair spaces available in The Anvil, and up to two in The Forge. The Haymarket has up to two wheelchair spaces at stalls level, and two at circle level, reached via a lift. We cannot sell wheelchair spaces or allow transfers out of wheelchairs into seats in the Circle at The Anvil.

Short Distances

Short distance
Blue Badge parking arrangements are the responsibility of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
These are not companion tickets, but are available at Anvil Arts' discretion to those who need help from another person in order to move around safely within The Anvil or The Haymarket buildings. Please note that if this is not the case, other concessions may be available to you. Anyone designated as an essential carer must be able physically to assist the patron for whom they are caring for to leave the building in an emergency. Essential carer tickets (for adults 16+) cost one third of the full ticket price (rounded down to the nearest 25p).

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
The Anvil and The Haymarket are equipped with infra-red hearing enhancement systems for use with headsets, or portable induction loops. Both are available from the stewards' point.

Other Notes

Other Notes
Visual stories for both venues are available. They aims to support and prepare children, young people and adults with autism, communication difficulties and those with English as a second language.