Welcome to The Art House

Your one and only creatively-inspired, community-run, organic, love-filled, not-for-profit, quirky, slightly wonky, home grown, 100% original, local cafe / gallery / venue / home-from-home in Southampton.

Bringing inspiration, art, ethical food and creative joy to our city since 2008.

* Award winning, licenced organic cafe, open daytimes and evenings for food and drink (click here for our opening times and menu)
* Events calendar of world class music, performance poetry, fringe theatre and 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 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 event highlights coming soon..

(There is also a full calendar of events here)


Our friends Drew McKay, David Cromwell and Malcolm Levitt (AKA the 3OF!) will be performing live at The Art House. This event is open to the public and your are welcome to bring family and friends. Please publicise widely. Entry will be by donation – pay what you feel. There will be food and available and the bar will be open. DISCOVER MORE ON FACEBOOK


Sassy, sexy swing with a breath of Gaulois and Guerlain from Cat Tarrant and band, plus Murderville: Strange tales from the dark underbelly of Film Noir and detective fiction done in a jazzy blues style. DISCOVER MORE AND BOOK


Join Quizmaster Dave for a love-themed pub quiz to celebrate all that is heartsome, amorous and just plain adorable. Come as a team, or join one when you get here. Cost = £3 per person to cover prize-money plus a bit towards running the Art House. It’ll be held downstairs, so please get in early to get a table. Oh, and you don’t *actually* have to be a hippie to take part! JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT

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)

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