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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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.

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SOLD OUT  Join Professor Elemental, the award-winning steampunk entertainer and emcee, as he takes you on a journey through his astounding attic with Spacedog (Sarah Angliss, Stephen Hiscock.) Bear witness to strange tales, puppetry, songs and surprises as the Professor delves into the world of the weird and the wonderful.

When the music press describes someone as an ‘Incredible acoustic talent’ and ‘Peerless – no other word for it...’ and when people like Jean-Christophe Novelli and Madonna are booking them for their private parties, then you know that something pretty special is going on. Welcome to the world of UK acoustic guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll...

When the music press describes someone as an ‘Incredible acoustic talent’ and ‘Peerless – no other word for it…’ and when people like Jean-Christophe Novelli and Madonna are booking them for their private parties, then you know that something pretty special is going on. Welcome to the world of UK acoustic guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll…

Enjoy more energetic and engaging re-tellings of heroic and magical myths, folktales and legends from the snows of Northern Europe to the sands of the Middle East by one of the finest storytellers we know, The Travelling Talesman.

Enjoy more energetic and engaging re-tellings of heroic and magical myths, folktales and legends from the snows of Northern Europe to the sands of the Middle East by one of the finest storytellers we know, The Travelling Talesman.

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Unpretentious, absorbing and far from the madding crowd, India Electric Company’s carefully blended sound vortexes around a supple joining of voice and instruments. Concocted in the Devonshire countryside and Parisian cafes, Cole and Joseph produce intricately woven textures which belies the fact that there are only two of them.

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Man Up, Jonny Fluffypunk! // Coffee-house layabout, armchair revolutionary and poet Jonny Fluffypunk has become a father. Who is he to shape a young life? A funny, poignant lo-fi stand-up spoken word theatre show about finding the hero within, however unpromising the exterior. (Warning: contains references to anarcho-syndicalism.)

The theatre company, 'Don't Go into the Cellar' have built up an enviable reputation for producing well thought out, intelligent adaptations of well known characters and stories.


The theatre company, ‘Don’t Go into the Cellar’ have built up an enviable reputation for producing well thought out, intelligent adaptations of well known characters and stories. Alongside Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens, Montgomery Rhodes James developed the Ghost Story to a height of chilling exactness. Ghost stories brought to life! Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

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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