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Arts at University of Southampton

Inspiring arts and culture for everyone.

Christian Scott, Trumpeter
Christian Scott, Turner Sims © Kiel Scott
Circus Show
Hetty Feather, showing at Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST)
Poet performing
Live poetry, English Department
Matt Rhonda sculpture in Valley Gardens © Thierry Bal
Matt Rhonda sculpture in Valley Gardens © Thierry Bal
Fashion Degree Show
Hannah Price, Fashion Degree Show Winchester School of Art © Dave Clarke
Studio 144, Guildhall Square © Thierry Bal
Studio 144, Guildhall Square © Thierry Bal

Get Involved

Whether you’re a student, staff or from our wider community, there are plenty of exciting cultural opportunities for everyone through Arts at University of Southampton.

Take centre stage with over 40 student performing arts societies, be part of a captivated audience at Turner Sims’ renowned concert season or take in an acclaimed production at Nuffield Southampton Theatres. From knitting to video game design, poetry to dance, there is something for everyone.

Arts Blog

Join a growing community of contributors sharing their thoughts and insights on our Arts Blog. Get behind the scenes of concerts, events and workshops and gain industry insights from arts professionals and artists.  Submit your blog proposal to us for approval and get writing!

Arts Ambassadors

Looking to gain arts and creative industry experience while studying at the University of Southampton?

Arts at University of Southampton is piloting a voluntary scheme, Arts Ambassadors for students who are enthusiastic and curious about the arts and want to learn more.

Work with arts professionals across the University and be involved with a variety of exciting events and activities. Develop a set of valuable professional skills and directly engage with leading arts venues.

Applications for the first round of Arts Ambassadors close at 17:00 on Thursday 16 November. Download the opportunity description below and email us for more information  at

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