Music, Arts & Culture

Hampshire has a great music and arts scene.

Major theatres include the Mayflower and the Nuffield in Southampton, the Theatre Royal in Winchester and the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth.

Anvil Arts are in Basingstoke and they cover the three venues of The Anvil concert hall, The Forge and The Haymarket.

There’s plenty of local musical talent, from bands such as Lip Service (classic rock band from Southampton), Automated (classic rock band from Farnborough) and Bigtopp (Ska/Rock/Reggae band from Portsmouth). Big names include Craig David and Artful Dodger.

There’s no shortage of art galleries in the county and you can see anything from fine art to contemporary.

There are some great cultural events including Winchester Poetry Festival.

For music festivals check out CarFest South and Victorious Festival.

Looking to combine a music festival and an opportunity to run? RunFestRun comes to Hampshire for 2021.