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Denys Baptiste, Turner Sims
Denys Baptiste, Turner Sims
Kathakali, Nuffield Southampton Theatres
Kathakali, Nuffield Southampton Theatres
Studio 144 © Thierry Bal
Studio 144 © Thierry Bal
Sweet Tooth Research Project
Sweet Tooth Research Project
Fashion Marketing Degree Show, Winchester School of Art
Fashion Marketing Degree Show, Winchester School of Art
Barbara Hepworth, Two Figures © Thierry Bal
Barbara Hepworth, Two Figures © Thierry Bal

A world of cultural opportunities

Whether you are a student, staff or from our wider community, there are plenty of exciting opportunities for everyone to discover with Arts at University of Southampton.

Experience enthralling live music at Turner Sims by leading performers of jazz, folk, world and classical.

Enjoy the best of the performing arts at Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST), from acclaimed original productions and touring shows to comedy nights.

Discover an international world of visual art with John Hansard Gallery’s programme of exhibitions and events.

Promoting New Talent

Enjoy talented artists at the beginning of their careers across Southampton and Winchester. The University’s Students’ Union (SUSU) supports over 40 performing arts societies that host public events.

Winchester School of Art (WSA) is a centre of creative activity with Design and Fine Art students showcasing their work in degree shows and interactive workshops.

Sculpture Collection on Campus

The University’s campuses are home to a collection of permanent sculptures by leading international artists including works by Barbara Hepworth and Conrad Shawcross.

Cultural Future

A major new arts complex will open in Guildhall Square, highlighting Southampton’s vibrant arts scene. Studio 144  will be the new purpose-built home for John Hansard Gallery and City Eye, as well as an additional venue for NST.

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Explore the cities of Southampton and Winchester and see what cultural venues and events are on offer

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Research projects

Find out what happens when University of Southampton researchers collaborate with artists

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