Anvil - Basingstoke
The Anvil is a theatre and performing arts centre, whose origional aim was to raise the profile of the Borough and to establish it as a major regional cultiral centre.
The building's name is reflected in it's unusual shape.
Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke - Basingstoke
The Haymarket building has a long and varied history, starting in 1865 as the Corn Exchange.
Since then, it has been a roller skating rink, cinema, variety house, after being demolished by a fire the building became a cinema again.
In 1951 it was renamed the Haymarket Theatre where amateur companies would use used the building (including the Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra, Basingstoke Choral Society, BATS and BAOS – all of which still use the theatre today)
In 2007 the theatre was closed and the Council asked The Anvil Trust to take over the lease. The theatre went though a refurbishment program of the box office, bars and foyers and the building re-opened as The Haymarket.
Central Studio - Basingstoke
Central Studio is located inQueen Mary’s College, and was specifically designed to suit theatre, live music, conferences and dance schools
Over the course of the year Central Studio will play host to a wide variety of genres, including comedy, dance, drama, live music and children’s theatre.
The venue is suitable to for both tourning commercial & professional acts, as well as amateur and community performances, arts and educational organisations, dance schools, conferences, training sessions, meetings, parties, rehearsals and more.