The Art House, Southampton – Meet, Share, Create

Welcome to The Art House, a not-for-profit arts cafe, gallery and venue in the heart of Southampton.  We bring people together over art, tea and cake.

Home grown, handmade, quirky and original, our space offers a relaxed place to visit, eat and enjoy a drink surrounded by art and inspiration.   We provide a space for you that’s different from the norm, accepting of the unexpected and unusual, where you will feel welcomed and at home.

There is an eclectic programme of events, workshops, performances and meetups to delight, entertain and inform. So don’t stay in; come and visit us today!

Here are some highlights coming up soon (click the images for more info and tickets)…  (and here’s what you missed!)

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Forget Me Not is primarily a whodunit, using many of the tropes and plot devices familiar to the genre. It’s also a one person comedy poetry theatre show that has a lot to say about how we treat and perceive people with dementia. “Smart, witty and razor sharp… funny and heartbreaking as hell.” – Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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A night of gorgeous food and dazzling magic! At our supper clubs, we let our chef’s out to play for the night to come up with some of the freshest and most delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes you will ever find and the freshest, most original, entertainers.

Most people will know Cate from her collaboration with Dizraeli & The Small Gods where her performances have gained her glowing reviews.  Using a guitar, keyboard, loop station & drum, she is captivating audiences with her solo project - brilliant songs sung with an incredible voice. Folk and dark soul lie at the heart of her sound, and the acoustic instrumentation is tinged by hard hitting lyrics and intricate harmonies. “She steals the show with the kind of vocal acrobatics that make your hair stand on its very end” - Bristol247.com

Most people will know Cate from her collaboration with Dizraeli & The Small Gods where her performances have gained her glowing reviews.  Using a guitar, keyboard, loop station & drum, she is captivating audiences with brilliant songs, sung with an incredible voice.  Folk and dark soul lie at the heart of her sound, and the acoustic instrumentation is tinged by hard hitting lyrics and intricate harmonies.   “She steals the show with the kind of vocal acrobatics that make your hair stand on its very end” – Bristol247.com

Andrew O'Neill (Buzzcocks, Museum Of Curiosity, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle) returns with his most inventive, surreal stand-up show yet!

Andrew O’Neill (Buzzcocks, Museum Of Curiosity, Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle) returns with his most inventive, surreal stand-up show yet!

Alana Amram renders riffs and ballads both distinctive and robust, refashioning the archetype of the female troubadour.

Alana Amram renders riffs and ballads both distinctive and robust, refashioning the archetype of the female troubadour.

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John Watts’ 34 year career has included 20 albums & 3000 concerts & festivals worldwide. He developed his musical career in punk clubs while studying clinical psychology and working in mental hospitals, with first album Word Salad released in 1979.  He and his band Fischer-Z were signed by UA Records alongside The Buzzcocks and The Stranglers.

These are just some of the things going on at The Art House – we also have a busy programme of regular events, groups, workshops and live music. Enjoy a preview of some of the acts we have coming soon below. Click ‘Playlist’ top left to see the list: For a full list of all of our regular events and groups, please click here.  Join our mailing list so you don’t miss a thing!

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