Welcome to The Art House – an art cafe, gallery and venue in the heart of Southampton.  We bring people together over art, tea and cake.

The Art House was created in 2007 as a space for grassroots, fringe and outsider art.  On offer is an eclectic programme of events, workshops and performances (scroll down to see some highlights of our ‘Gigs in the Gallery‘!)

You will also find many clubs and groups to join, a crafts and preloved clothes Boutique and original art exhibitions by local artists.

All of these lovely things are housed in our award winning cafe with a licenced bar, which is open during the day and most evenings, serving food, drinks, snacks and cakes.

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. 

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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Tonight we welcome Son of Dave (Benjamin Darvill, Crash Test Dummies) – a modern funky one-man blues beat-box harmonica eruption! Son of Dave says that people often ask him, “What kind of bluesman comes from Winnipeg in Canada, but has lived in London for more than 15 years? What kind of bluesman doesn’t abandon his illegitimate children to go adventuring?” You might also ask, “What kind of bluesman has a YouTube channel, on which he posts covers of improbable songs like ‘Bonkers’ by Dizzee Rascal and anarchically reviews the latest singles by Beyoncé, Stooshe and Kendrick Lamar?”
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“Smart songwriting from an emerging talent.” - R2 Rock’n'Reel Magazine “Sultry folk, like a Romany gypsy cabaret show.” - Q Music “A New Orleans funeral dirge, and that is not a slight.” -Music News “Vocals that will set your world ablaze.” - Train Wreck’d Society “Anja’s vocals soar with feeling as the mood is extricated by the music.” - For Folks Sake “Anja’s ethereal vocals merge with the rich and full-bodied sound of the accordion to give an eerie, mournful impression that will stay with you long after you’ve taken the headphones off.” - Stereoboard

“Smart songwriting from an emerging talent.” – R2 Rock’n’Reel Magazine
“Sultry folk, like a Romany gypsy cabaret show.” – Q Music
“A New Orleans funeral dirge, and that is not a slight.” -Music News
“Vocals that will set your world ablaze.” – Train Wreck’d Society
“Anja’s vocals soar with feeling as the mood is extricated by the music.” – For Folks Sake
“Anja’s ethereal vocals merge with the rich and full-bodied sound of the accordion to give an eerie, mournful impression that will stay with you long after you’ve taken the headphones off.” – Stereoboard FIND OUT MORE & BOOK

 

Join Art House Director & Chef Ziggy for a demonstration in how to make our vegan cake!  Very limited spaces - BOOK NOW

Join Art House Director & Chef Ziggy for a demonstration in how to make our vegan cake! Very limited spaces so – BOOK NOW

 

Join us for a relaxed, candlelit evening with top notch food at The Art House! Seated upstairs in our gallery on cosy tables for 2 (or book for a group of friends) this is a wonderful night away from the usual cheesy, crowded commercial places. To top it all, we welcome back Patrick Ytting on our piano to play for you at various points in the evening.

Join us for a relaxed, candlelit evening with top notch food at The Art House!
Seated upstairs in our gallery on cosy tables for 2 (or book for a group of friends) this is a wonderful night away from the usual cheesy, crowded commercial places. To top it all, we welcome back Patrick Ytting on our piano to play for you at various points in the evening.
FIND OUT MORE & BOOK

Fresh from the huge success of his 2014 tour show, Getting Lost in My Hometown, Cambridge based storytelling comedian Paul Richards is back with his most...awkward show to date: Inadequate Man.  BOOK NOW

Fresh from the huge success of his 2014 tour show, Getting Lost in My Hometown, Cambridge based storytelling comedian Paul Richards is back with his most…awkward show to date: Inadequate Man. BOOK NOW

Passionate acoustic rock - find out more and BOOK HERE

Passionate acoustic rock – find out more and BOOK HERE

Don't go into the Cellar return to The Art House with their unique brand of Victorian one-man theatre - find out more and BOOK NOW

Don’t go into the Cellar return to The Art House with their unique brand of Victorian one-man theatre – find out more and BOOK NOW

Dark electronica duo from Poland BOOK NOW

Dark electronica duo from Poland BOOK NOW

We are delighted to welcome Astrakan Project all the way from Istanbul with support from The Shimmering Bees for an evening of eclectic world music.  BOOK NOW

We are delighted to welcome Astrakan Project all the way from Istanbul with support from The Shimmering Bees for an evening of eclectic world music. BOOK NOW

We are rather beside ourselves, in a most understatedly English way, of course, to welcome the return of Professor Elemental to The Art House. An evening of Shenanigans featuring the very silly Noah's House band, celebrating all that is wonderful about Englishness, dragons, scones and suchlike - without any unseemly nationalistic posturing. Book early to avoid disappointment - this event is certain to sell out, old bean!  BOOK NOW

We are rather beside ourselves, in a most understatedly English way, of course, to welcome the return of Professor Elemental to The Art House.
An evening of Shenanigans featuring the very silly Noah’s House band, celebrating all that is wonderful about Englishness, dragons, scones and suchlike – without any unseemly nationalistic posturing.
Book early to avoid disappointment – this event is certain to sell out, old bean! 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.

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

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