Welcome to The Art House in Southampton

Grassroots Art Venue, gigs, workshops, meet-ups, gallery, space for hire with licensed bar & vegan café / coffee lounge – Southampton.

We are currently fundraising for our future! Find out more here

* A jam-packed calendar of music, spoken word and much more.
* Clubs and groups to join where you can share interests with like-minded folk
* Crafts, Zines, prints, books and original art by local artists for sale
* A preloved gender-neutral clothes Boutique
* An award-winning, licensed cafe, open daytimes and during events for food and drink (click here for our opening times and menu)

We are currently fundraising to allow us to restructure for our future, with a simpler cafe menu (still delicious, still vegan) and even more focus on events. Find out more about our fundraiser here.

Find out a bit more from some of our crew, in their own words:

So, if you are looking for a place that’s different from anywhere you’ve ever been, somewhere that thrives on the unexpected and unusual, you will feel very at home here. You’re welcome to just come in and look around, ask questions – and don’t forget, we have an upstairs too!


To find out what’s happening here on our Google calendar with everything to browse and search and our Facebook Events Page.

Here are the next up-coming ticketed events via our ticket agent, Eventbrite:

Friday 14 February
SOLD OUT Jason Buck presents: Valentine Noire – Dark Heart stories and burlesque
Doors 7.30pm, show starts 8pm, tickets available here

Friday 21 February
Mighty Weiners gourmet vegan hot dog pop-up
7pm – 9.30pm

Thursday 27 February
Professor Elemental’s Tales of Wrong
Comedy/music, doors 7.30pm, show starts 8pm, tickets available here

Sunday 1 March
Southampton Seed Swap
12 – 4.30pm – more details here

Saturday 14 March
Hunting Hearts & BRASHER
Live music, doors 7.30pm, show 8pm, tickets available here

Friday 28 March
Samuel Moore & Will McNicol

Flamenco & acoustic guitar, doors 7.30pm, show 8pm tickets available here

Friday 3 April
An evening with Sophie Labelle
Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm, tickets on sale here

Friday 10 April
BR James 
Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm, tickets on sale here

Saturday 25 April
The Pearly Queen Cabaret
Doors 7.30pm, show starts 8pm, tickets available here

Wednesday 6 May
Rob Gee presents: Death, a Romantic Comedy
One man theatre, doors 7.30pm, show starts 8pm, tickets available here

Thursday 28 May
Paul Richards presents: Harvey Greenfield is Running Late
One man theatre, doors 7.30pm, show starts 8pm, tickets available here

Hear what people who come to our events say…. (click to play silent slideshow)
Follow @TheArtHouseCafe on Twitter and find us on Facebook, too.


We don’t exist in isolation and one place doesn’t make a cultural city, so please go a see what else is happening in the City with these excellent services, and never miss a thing (because going out is the new staying in):

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