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The Talking Heads

320 Portswood Road | Portswood, Southampton SO17 2TD, England
+44 23 8036 1970
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Lovely venue, has it all.

Perfect venue for the kind of band that you hope will mingle with the crowd before and after. There... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony R
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Best music venue in Southampton

Every time I have been to the talking heads, the staff have been lovely. Pizzas are great too... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Charlotte B
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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The Talking Heads - Southampton's finest and most eclectic live music venue. A fantastic Pub/Live music/Entertainment venue with a 260 capacity and a stage area that would not be out of place in some of the more well known London venues. This pub is in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2015, has a heart and soul, great atmosphere and is full of life. We have a full concert PA system with a qualified in house sound engineer, great acoustics and top of the line stage and lighting rig. The flexible stage, dancefloor and seating layout means the venue is suitable for a wide range of events 7 days a week: *Live music concerts *Club nights/DJ/Disco events *Comedy shows *Private parties *Wedding receptions *Wakes/Memorial events *Corporate events *Theatre productions-plays/pantos/Film shows *Promo Video recording/filming & photo shoots/on stage rehearsals *Charity events *Cabaret nights/fashion shows/dance shows With our dedicated and hard working team of staff, we can provide end-to-end delivery of a wide range of events and comprehensive event management. For more information and advice contact our Bookings Manager - Mark Tutton.
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“front bar” (5 reviews)
“music venue” (6 reviews)
“great night” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 18:00 - 00:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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320 Portswood Road | Portswood, Southampton SO17 2TD, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect venue for the kind of band that you hope will mingle with the crowd before and after. There is seating, but not much. Staff very friendly and welcoming, seemed in touch with the band we were seeing. There were at least four real ales,...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Every time I have been to the talking heads, the staff have been lovely. Pizzas are great too! Variety of music and two separate rooms, an intimate lounge and a hall with a stage. Both with fully functioning bars!!

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We went here last night for the first time. You may know that the venue has moved from Portswood to the Polygon in town. The new venue is perfect. The front lounge was a wonderful space. Full of interesting paintings, lightings and furniture. Lighting perfect...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Really nice place, with sofas, friendly bartender and live music. I've tried a few of their beers but I still prefer San Miguel!

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

I am inspired to lobby against this establishment for promoting a manipulative narcopathic abuser to chief compère at Candle Club open mic. He verbally degraded me all night under a section two, plays me off against other women artists, said rape was in my head,...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Loved the front bar, a real off-the-wall environment with an eclectic mix of furnishings and a good range of drinks, including a couple of real ales. Sadly, I found the performance area a little lacking somehow. Firstly I much prefer rooms that are narrower and...More

Thank Dakles
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Visited for the Ben Poole band. Coming in from the M27, the old Talking Heads was convenient, whereas the new one is nearer the centre of the city. Parking not so easy but about 100 yards away was a large car park, which cost £3.00p...More

Thank Pompal
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent venue friendly people this was my second visit and I like this venue. Not a bad pint of Guinness either £4. Would definitely revisit. Loved the Mistakes the local support band from Poole- check them out if your local!!. As for the UK Subs...More

Thank Mhart1
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We got to the talking heads a little later than we wanted but when we walked in it had a great atmosphere and lightened our bad moods and i walked over to the corner of the room where the stuff for sale was to say...More

Thank Kirsty H
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Talking Heads moved in February 2016 The New Venue is superb.14-22 The Polygon, Southampton SO15 2BN

Thank Steve A
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Karinajp
2 February 2017|
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Response from Richard H | Property representative |
Depends on the show; but contact enquiries @ thetalkingheads . co . uk to have a seat reserved.
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Debbie W
25 July 2016|
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Response from Steve A | Reviewed this property |
Not totally sure, but it is all level access if that help
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