Press pack / About us

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.

Formed as a Community Interest Company in 2008, the venue has been in it’s present location on Above Bar Street, Southampton, since March 2009.

Offering a flexible ground floor performance space in the form of ‘Bunker178’, first floor meeting spaces which are hireable for groups and events, offsite gigs at partner venues, The Art House acts as a hub for culture, community and activism in the heart of the city.

Press contact – Jani Franck –

Gig booking and promo – Paul ‘Bik’ Bickmore

Regular events, volunteering, community pantry: Graham Caisley – info@arthousesouthampton

Our other regular crew are Nicola Beck (kitchen co-ordinator), Gill Colling (pantry and cafe co-ordinator) and Ziggy Woodward (founding Director & pantry volunteer)

We are The Art House or the Art House Southampton CIC (not the Arthouse, The Art House Cafe, The Art Cafe!).

The Art House Southampton
Community Interest Company No. 6577217
178 Above Bar Street, SO14 7DW

VAT reg no: 989 0659 52

We do not have a landline number, email is the quickest way to contact us.

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All hirers, performers, facilitators and volunteers must adhere to our Safer Spaces Agreement

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