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The 1865

Located in the city of Southampton, The 1865 is one of the South’s newest and most versatile event venues. formerly a working men’s club, The 1865 has recently been transformed into a unique space suitable for a variety of live events. Opening its doors to the public in late 2013, the venue has played host to a number of sell-out shows.

 It should be noted that it is now a bona fide music venue and no longer a club. Therefore there is no 'membership' 


The 1865 is situated in proximity to major travel routes, including the M3 and M27, as well as the Isle of Wight ferries (7 minute walk), Southampton Central railway station (20 minute walk or 5 minute drive), National Express coach station (15 minute walk) and Southampton International Airport (15 minute drive).


There is plenty of very cheap on-road parking nearby . Outside the venue or along Bernard Street, and more than 1,000 spaces within 250 metres.  Note- charged times have recently changed and are now applicable up to 20:00, 

7 days a week 

For Solent Area Prog events  I will have a printout of ticket buyers so please give me your name at the table inside the venue. There is no need to print your tickets.

Saving money on tickets​

If you are at a Solent Area Prog gig I will be able to give you a receipt if you buy from me for either of the following two Solent Area Prog events. This will save you from paying any booking fees

Timings  for Solent Area Prog events. Other events may vary

Sundays :  Doors  19:00, Finish 22:30. Music usually starts approx 19:30

Other days :  Doors 19:00 or 19:30 (please check)  Finish 23:00 at the latest

Most events are at reasonable sound levels but on occasion a band member might have an especially loud drum kit or use their own old fashioned amp & speakers for monitoring. This necessitates the rest of the band to be turned up to be heard over them.  If you are at an event where this becomes uncomfortable you can get earplugs at the bar. 

The 1865
Brunswick Square
SO14 3AR

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