One of Southampton’s newest live venues, The 1865 already has a reputation that belies its tender years. Run by the owners of fellow Southampton venue The Talking Heads, this 750-capacity venue offers a major space for live music and events. The 1865 first started up in August 2013 with the aim of adding value to Southampton’s live music and events scene. Without doubt, it has succeeded in its aim, hosting major events by local and international promoters. Just a few of the artists that have played the 1865 include The Story So Far, Fairport Convention and Rufus Stone. True to its mission, the 1865 is a versatile space which can shift from a capacity of 750 for standing only gigs to 300 in a seated theatre style. Thanks to this flexible seating, the 1865 is also excellent at hosting other styles of event including DJ sets, comedy, jazz and cabaret as well as larger events such as live sports and exhibitions. With some of the city’s greatest events promoters working behind the scenes, the 1865 is set to add to Southampton’s live events scene for years to come.