Welcome to The Art House in Southampton

The Art House is a performance venue and social centre in the heart of Southampton, offering live music, performance poetry, storytelling and comedy as well as workshops and classes, drop-in community cafe events, a regular community pantry and a meeting space for groups.

Latest what’s on news is here

We are currently asking our community to help us reach 300 supporters on Patreon to make our community pantry sustainable long term. Click here to find out more.

Latest update on important changes at The Art House here

Book for one of our live in person or online events here

See our calendar for opening times and what’s on

Check out our Facebook events for up to date listings

Covid safety info – how we keep our performances and events safe for you

Visit community pantry to collect pay-as-you-feel groceries, chilled meals, warm clothes and toiletries all by donation, to help folks during pandemic times. We are also open for takeaway hot drinks and vegan cakes during these times and run regular community cafe events where you can enjoy tasty vegan food on a pay-as-you-feel basis.

You can support our community pantry by paying forward hot drinks, groceries and meals.

A quick walkthrough of our space to show you the layout of one of our community cafes
Our events programme is supported by the Arts Council England Cultural Recovery Fund
Our Community Pantry and Cafe is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund

Logo and background design credit – RKP EJ Media and JEZ creative nonbinary collaborators of joy