Independent Venue Week

Southampton, The Brook


466 Portswood Road Portswood Southampton SO17 3SD




The Brook is a lively, diverse and successful Independent Music Venue located in Portswood, Southampton.

It is a large and beautiful old building full of character and charm, yet still maintaining an intimate concert venue, where all who want can get up close and personal with the bands. We boast fantastic sounds thanks to the split-level layout, with superb facilities ~ the wide stage is complimented by an equally wide dance floor, both of which are overlooked by a wrap-around balcony that gives a perfect view of the performance.

The Brook is for artists and customers who are lovers of this unrivalled atmosphere be it with an audience of 300 or at the 550 capacity. It is for those who are excited by the variety of high quality music on offer, and reaches out to a local and wider community and even an international fan base.

The venue has played host to a wide spectrum of artists, including Bill Wyman, Alabama 3, The Hoosiers, Scouting for Girls and the late John Martyn. In fact, the real and whole reason The Brook is here is because we had a vision to get John Martyn to play in our front room…and he did…then he came back for a further four brilliant performances and The Brook became a memorable music venue!