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About Ropetackle Arts Centre

Ropetackle Arts CentreRopetackle Arts Centre is a purpose built, award-winning* community-run arts venue that attracts some of the biggest and best performing arts events in the UK. Situated in the heart of Shoreham, West Sussex, our goal is to stage events for all tastes and budgets for the good folk of Adur and beyond.

A registered charity, and staffed almost exclusively by volunteers (including our Trustees), Ropetackle Arts Centre is run by and for the local community. Friendly, welcoming, diverse and fun, we guarantee a great night out at a fair price.

Our superbly equipped auditorium performance space seats 200, or 350 standing. We have a separate mezzanine space (for small events or meetings), two well-stocked bars, plus a large light and airy foyer which houses our in-house café.

‘A venue that people are really getting to love and a great booking policy there… hi to the guys at Ropetackle.’ ~ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2


‘Staffed by volunteers, the friendly community atmosphere brings out the best from performers. ~ The Argus

*Best Theatre/Live Performance Venue, Argus Guide Going Out Awards 2014