Welcome to The Art House

Art venue and cafe in the heart of Southampton.  We bring people together over art, tea and cake.  

* An award winning, licenced cafe open daytimes and evenings for food and drink (click here for our opening times and menu)
* An busy 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. 

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

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Will McNicol returns with percussionist Luke Selby as part of their UK tour and we are delighted to have them here again! A rare opportunity to see these amazing musicians in our intimate gallery setting – a truly unforgettable experience! BOOK NOW

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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.
SOLD OUT

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Dig deep is an amazing charity that is dedicated to helping provide sustainable technologies to rural communities in Kenya.   Come along for a night of great music and support this incredible charity!   FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

Dig deep is an amazing charity that is dedicated to helping provide sustainable technologies to rural communities in Kenya. Come along for a night of great music and support this incredible charity! FACEBOOK EVENT HERE 

It's nearly election day and Grant Sharkey returns with the 5th of 40 albums.  It will be ranty.  It will be irreverent.  It will be a good night!  BOOK NOW

It’s nearly election day and Grant Sharkey returns with the 5th of 40 albums. It will be ranty. It will be irreverent. It will be a good night! BOOK NOW

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The Sea Slugs’ unique music is borne out of a collective condemnation of intolerance, a strong sense of solidarity with fellow humans, and a passion for the music of Fela Kuti.  BOOK NOW

The Sea Slugs’ unique music is borne out of a collective condemnation of intolerance, a strong sense of solidarity with fellow humans, and a passion for the music of Fela Kuti. BOOK NOW

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David Goo’s evil twin sister, The 150 Friends Club play a range of styles surrounding the ‘rock’ genre. Their music is intense, energetic and soulful, with strange chords, oddly catchy tunes and lyrics that stick in the head like a hypochondriac’s mantra. BOOK NOW

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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)

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