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The 1865



Venue capacity



Jamie Ford




Venue location

The 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR

What We're Looking For

Now and again we may have opening slots for touring bands, as well as an opportunity to headline – usually bands that can pull 100+ will be offered headline slots should the opportunity arise. 

How to get a gig

Get in touch with us via email (please no calls) including information on recent releases, genre, recent press (if applicable) and location. We will log band details and be in touch when something com


We are a medium sized music venue in Southampton City Centre. Our capacity can be brought down from 750 to 500 by closing the balcony, making it slightly more intimate. We welcome all genres and specialise in our varied events. 


Get in Touch

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