Welcome to The Art House

The Art House is a grassroots Art & Craft gallery, venue and community learning hub funded by a not-for-profit, organic veggie cafe and preloved clothes shop!

* Award winning, licenced organic cafe open daytimes and evenings for food and drink (click here for our opening times and menu)
* Events calendar of music, performance poetry, fringe theatre and more
* Clubs and groups to join where you can share interests with likeminded folks
* Crafts, Zines, prints, and original art by local artists for sale
* A preloved clothes Boutique

If you are looking for a place that’s different from anywhere you’ve ever been, a place that welcomes the unexpected and unusual, you will feel very at home here. 

We are staffed mostly by volunteers so you can get involved in that way, too!

Here are some highlights coming up soon (click the images for more info and tickets)…


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‘Three Monkeys music night at The Art House’ is a unique chance to enjoy fantastic original music by three local musicians, singers & songwriters in the intimate setting of our gallery, up close and personal and with great sound quality. It’s like being in your best mate’s living room. MORE INFO (Facebook)

Alternative Japanese Rock/Blues and live looping BOOK NOW

Alternative Japanese Rock/Blues and live looping BOOK NOW

Fantastic contemporary jazz & more from some of Southampton’s finest. Entry tonight is by donation - all proceeds will go to Freedom to Learn to help their work in Nepal supporting FtL school communities in Nepal on the ground.

Fantastic contemporary jazz & more from some of Southampton’s finest. Entry tonight is by donation – all proceeds will go to Freedom to Learn to help their work in Nepal supporting FtL school communities in Nepal on the ground. MORE INFO (Facebook)

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Quortl are a new, unique and eclectic modern jazz-fusion project. They sit at the periphery of jazz and instrumental rock, combining jazz harmony and improvisation with a biting funk-rock edge. A Formal Horse is a new progressive rock quartet based in Southampton. Although the band’s sound is difficult to pinpoint, their dense instrumental passages are reminiscent of King Crimson and The Mahavishnu Orchestra. MORE INFO (Facebook)

Jero Férec - Guitar Dimitri de la Rosa & Cécile Evrot - Vocals Oliver Giffin - Dance  Jero Férec, a regular favourite at The Art House, is a young Flamenco guitarist based between The UK and Barcelona. His skilled, innovative approach to live performance and recording has led him to be described as

Jero Férec – Guitar
Dimitri de la Rosa & Cécile Evrot – Vocals
Oliver Giffin – Dance
Jero Férec, a regular favourite at The Art House, is a young Flamenco guitarist based between The UK and Barcelona. His skilled, innovative approach to live performance and recording has led him to be described as “the brightest rising star on the UK flamenco scene”. BOOK NOW

With a heart of brass and a pair of goggles, embodying the Victorian spirit of invention and exploration, the Professor's performances go like clockwork at events and music festivals around the world including White Mischief, the Steampunk Worlds fair and The San Francisco Edwardian Ball.

With a heart of brass and a pair of goggles, embodying the Victorian spirit of invention and exploration, the Professor’s performances go like clockwork at events and music festivals around the world including White Mischief, the Steampunk Worlds fair and The San Francisco Edwardian Ball. BOOK NOW

Atmospheric, articulate vocals and haunting piano loops - BOOK NOW

Atmospheric, articulate vocals and haunting piano loops – BOOK NOW

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. (and here’s what you missed!)

What people who come to our events say…. (click to play silent slideshow)

Follow @TheArtHouseCafe on Twitter and find us on Facebook, too