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…  (and here’s what you missed!)

a night for lovers of electronic music of all kinds to come and layback and listen or to join in. It is a chance for you to bring instruments (iPads, loopers, circuit-bent children's toys) as well as things to blow, hit and pluck.

A night for lovers of electronic music of all kinds to come and layback and listen or to join in. Hosted by Grayum May (Ozric Tentacles / Keepes Brew) it is a chance for you to bring instruments (iPads, loopers, circuit-bent children’s toys) as well as things to blow, hit and pluck.

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Join Shakespeare in a Week at their latest production at The Art House. The cast have no idea what the show is until one week before the first performance.

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The Slow Arrangers Ukulele Band have been slowly arranging since 2010 creating our own style of quirky entertainment. Based around the Ukulele in all it’s forms with the occasional addition of theramin, rain stick, concertina and typewriter we aim to delight, surprise and engage in an informal display of musical dexterity.

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Bournemouth poets Myriam San Marco and Simon McCormack go head to head for the audience vote to become the Archimedes Screw Champion for September. There will be an open mic and a headline set from London-based poet Anthony Anaxagorou whose poems tackle social and political issues, earning the man a reputation as voice box for the masses.

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Jon Hart is an absolutely INCREDIBLE vocalist and guitarist known for his finger style picking, alternate timings and loop station and is becoming one of the capital’s hottest acoustic talents; an astute musician who merges virtuoso guitar with catchy vocal harmony and beat-boxing. Writing, arranging and performing his own songs is central to Jon’s philosophy as an artist. He is also the front-man for experimental electronic rock band Opinaut.

‘..Intimate lo-fi folk with gorgeous understated melodies and harmonies... A must see live act.' - The Guardian The road less travelled is a familiar place for Rue Royale - and they don’t mind giving others a lift along the way. For their third album the soulful Anglo-American duo have thrown the doors wide open to help create their boldest, most romantic work to date. | CLICK ABOVE FOR INFO AND BOOKING

‘..Intimate lo-fi folk with gorgeous understated melodies and harmonies… A must see live act.’ – The Guardian. The road less travelled is a familiar place for Rue Royale – and they don’t mind giving others a lift along the way. For their third album the soulful Anglo-American duo have thrown the doors wide open to help create their boldest, most romantic work to date. | CLICK ABOVE FOR INFO AND BOOKING

Two dazzling headlining acts to grace our stage tonight. Originally hailing from Alberta and Ontario, singer-songwriter Gianna Lauren has called Halifax, Nova Scotia home for the past four years.  Bright Smoke, AKA Bryony Marie Fry with her current "psychedelic-folk" style of song-writing.

Two dazzling headlining acts to grace our stage tonight. Hailing from Alberta and Ontario, singer-songwriter Gianna Lauren has called Halifax, Nova Scotia home for the past four years.
Bright Smoke, AKA Bryony Marie Fry with her current “psychedelic-folk” style of song-writing.

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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.

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