Your one and only creatively inspired, community run, organic, love-filled, not-for-profit, quirky, wonky, homegrown, 100% original, local cafe/gallery/venue/home from home in Southampton.
Bringing inspiration, art, ethical food and creative joy to our city since 2008.
Often imitated, never replicated!
* 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, books 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)
Three Monkeys is a monthly event where Steve Lowis and The Art House introduce some of the best acoustic musical talent around. The format is ‘in the round’ with all three acts on stage together, taking it in turns, one song at a time. BOOK NOW
Finely crafted songs with minimal technology and acoustic instruments let the music speak directly. Songs to make you smile, think and wince in equal parts. BOOK NOW
Rory Mcleod – ex-circus clown and fire eater. Composer of the theme music for the animation series ’Creature Comforts’. A one man soulband & poet, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories told with with verve, sharpness, humour and warmth about people and for people. BOOK NOW
Intentionally the most sickeningly happy Christmas show you’ll see throughout this Yuletide season, expect stories, songs, games and a 34-year-old man on an exercise bike really struggling to tell a story and cycle for an hour whilst dressed as a reindeer. This is the show that might well kill him. BOOK NOW
We are delighted to welcome Goswell and Milne, guest chefs, back after their wonderful ‘For the Love of Chocolate’ event earlier this year, for a midwinter meal of local and foraged foods! Expect unusual combinations of flavours and an adventure with every bite – using the highest quality organic & local ingredients, lovingly prepared from scratch. BOOK NOW
With clients including Peter Gabriel, BBC Television and Radio and a BAFTA-winning short-film score to their name, The Stringbeans are a quartet in demand for their versatility, playing original compositions (think Penguin Cafe Orchestra) as well as an impressive array of genres and styles from classical, jazz and show-tunes, to modern pop and rock. BOOK NOW
The Sweetchunks Band, shambolic purveyors of miscellaneous drinking accompaniments, play an unusual, yet compelling amalgamation of parodic folk, rock, chap-hop and drinking anthems, fused into a Steampunk horsecarriage of farcical and anecdotal comedy. Not to be missed. BOOK NOW
In the macabre tradition of the BBC’s classic 1970s programme, Ghost Stories for Christmas is a theatre show featuring original spine-chillers in a vintage vein. An evening of vengeful revenants, restless spirits and malevolent ghouls is guaranteed for those brave enough to join us! BOOK NOW
Featuring irresistible songs, rhythms and dance from the streets of Brazil! Great food, drinks and friends, too. A perfect end for 2015. BOOK NOW
An incredible evening of music with arguably the best acoustic guitarist in the country. When the music press describes someone as an ‘Incredible acoustic talent’ and ‘Peerless – no other word for it…’ and when people like Jean-Christophe Novelli and Madonna are booking them for their private parties, then you know that something pretty special is going on. 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)
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