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Studio 144

A new arts venue for Southampton

Studio 144 is Southampton's stunning new arts complex. Located in Guildhall Square it is the new home for the University's John Hansard Gallery and for City Eye. It will be a second venue for Southampton's Nuffield Theatre.

The new complex provides a vibrant visitor attraction at the heart of Southampton’s thriving cultural quarter of museums, galleries, theatres and music venues, situated around Guildhall Square.

Join us for Southampton Celebrates between 16 and 24 February 2018 for the grand opening of this new arts complex.

Studio 144 South Building - Credit Thierry Bal
Studio 144 South Building - Credit Thierry Bal
Studio 144 South Building - Credit Thierry Bal
Studio 144 South Building - Credit Thierry Bal
Studio 144 John Hansard Gallery view - Credit Thierry Bal
Studio 144 John Hansard Gallery view - Credit Thierry Bal
Studio 144 looking out to O2 Guildhall - Credit Thierry Bal
Studio 144 looking out to O2 Guildhall - Credit Thierry Bal
Studio 144 North Building from Guildhall Square - Credit Thierry Bal
Studio 144 North Building from Guildhall Square - Credit Thierry Bal

Side-by-side in the new arts complex, John Hansard Gallery, NST, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and City Eye will present world-class art exhibitions, inspirational performances, outstanding resources for film-makers and creative events for all ages, each venue contributing to extending the range and quality of arts and culture in the city.

The arts complex will create an environment that moves, entertains and inspires people of all ages, pairing local roots with global ambition. It will act as a magnet for people across the city, region and beyond who are seeking rich arts experiences and will provide a lively, creative ambience unique in Southampton.

The 6,000 sq m. arts complex is two adjacent, linked, landmark buildings, framing Guildhall Square with cafés and shops at street level creating a lively destination day and night.

Internationally acclaimed art exhibitions, inspirational and entertaining performing arts and outstanding resources for film-makers will provide new creative opportunities for everyone across the city, the region and beyond.

Southampton arts tour

Our student Arts Ambassadors have made this short film showcasing arts venues in central Southampton to celebrate the opening of Studio 144.

Watch the video
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