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The Art House is the best place in Southampton to enjoy getting up close and personal to performers, in our intimate living-room-like gallery space.

Our unique programme covers a wide range of live music, theatre, storytelling, performance poetry and out-of-the-ordinary comedy.

It’s the kind of stuff you won’t see in mainstream venues, so expect to be amazed, surprised and inspired by our shows.

You only have to take a quick look over our past programme, or read a review by one of our happy audience members, to know that you can trust our future choices.


We’ve brought you international music acts, exclusive previews, scratch shows, edgy theatre, poetry and comedy, fantastic storytellers and pioneering acts of all kinds.  

Just take a look here to see our archive!

The Art House programme is planned by founders Bik and Jani, both well-known in the local music and arts scene in their own right.

They are supported by co-founder Ziggy in the kitchen and our team of paid crew and many volunteers, who bring their passion for art and community to the space.

The love that has been poured into creating this venue shows, from the quirky hand-painted furnishings to the individual teapots!

We’re also very proud to work with local artists, local and national arts groups, promoters and upcoming acts to add to the depth and range of things we offer here.  We’re always happy to talk about forming new partnerships and relationships, too.

Our award-winning cafe and licenced bar will keep you well fed and supplied with a range of hand selected refreshments whilst you are here, most of our food and drink is organic and everything is locally sourced and fairtrade where possible.

Your visit is sure to be a memorable one, and we are a great place to bring friends and family if you are looking for a unique experience.

Please keep in touch with us by joining our mailing list and getting our  newsletter, or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

We look forward to welcoming you very soon!