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The Art House

A creatively-inspired, community-run, organic, love-filled, not-for-profit, quirky, slightly wonky, homegrown, 100% original, local cafe / gallery / venue / home-from-home in Southampton, bringing inspiration, art, ethical food and creative joy to our city since 2008.

We are community run to be a hub of grassroots creativity in Southampton, with performance, workshops, meetups and more to connect people through art and lovely veggie food, gorgeous coffee, tea and cake and a selection of organic and local wines, beers and spirits.

* 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 gender neutral clothes Boutique

* Award winning, licensed organic cafe, open daytimes and evenings for food and drink (click here for our opening times and menu)

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Contact Details


178 Above Bar St


023 80238582


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Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 10pm

Wednesday 9am - 10pm

Thursday 9am - 10pm

Friday 9am - 10pm

Saturday 9am - 10pm

Sunday 12 - 5pm


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