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.  Visit us to enjoy:

* 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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Jack’s first headline show of the year BOOK HERE

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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

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Enjoy a glorious evening celebrating local women, local talent and grassroots performance.

Enjoy a glorious evening celebrating local women, local talent and grassroots performance.  BOOK NOW

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Passionate acoustic rock - find out more and BOOK HERE

Passionate acoustic rock – find out more and BOOK HERE

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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

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Dark electronica from Poland BOOK NOW

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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

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Three top-notch artists in one night  - unmissable!  BOOK NOW

Three top-notch artists in one night – unmissable! BOOK NOW

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A fast-rising performer on the UK circuit – Sam has been championed by both Cara Dillon & Sean Lakeman. He is  accompanied by Jamie Francis and Evan Carson and they form a stunning acoustic trio.  BOOK NOW

A fast-rising performer on the UK circuit – Sam has been championed by both Cara Dillon & Sean Lakeman. He is accompanied by Jamie Francis and Evan Carson and they form a stunning acoustic trio. BOOK NOW

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A storytelling entertainment concerning the Mighty and Monstrous.  BOOK NOW

A storytelling entertainment concerning the Mighty and Monstrous. BOOK NOW

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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.
Book early to avoid disappointment – this event is certain to sell out, old bean! 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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