AS WE enter the New Year, Basingstoke will once again be filled with song, dance, laughter and so much more in 2019.

The Anvil, Haymarket and Forge will all play host once more to some of the most established and upcoming acts in the entertainment world.

Comedians such as Nish Kumar (February 2), Henning Wehn (March 1) and Bill Bailey (May 19), will all grace the Anvil stage.

But this isn’t the only place to get a few laughs.

Jan Jack’s Laughter House, based at the Apollo Hotel, once again has a stacked line-up for 2019. Paul Tonkinson, Jeff Innocent and Rudi Lickwood will all step foot in the Laughter House within the first four months of the year.

On a musical note there is anything from rock and roll to classical coming to town.

The year gets started by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on January 17, quickly followed by The Classic Rock Show the very next day.

There will also be an opportunity to catch some of the most exciting upcoming acts such as Sindhu Vee (February 28) and Molly Tuttle (April 17) performing at the Forge.

There will also be a whole host of choir performances at venues around the town.

For the thespians in the borough, the Basingstoke Amateur Operatic Society brings Made in Dagenham, The Musical to the Haymarket from March 19 to 23.

The Proteus Theatre Company will also be bringing its re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Macbeth to the Haymarket on March 14 and 15.

Proteus Creation Space will soon be releasing their full spring schedule so visit proteustheatre.com for full details.

Strictly Come Dancing comes to Basingstoke as AJ Pritchard brings his Get on the Floor! show to the Anvil on February 10, then Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag will show off their ballroom skills on March 16.

To keep up-to-date, go to anvilarts.org.uk.