Keeping children (and adults) fully entertained this Spring

Things never stay still for long at Ropetackle, the innovative multi-arts venue in Shoreham by Sea. You’d think with the bumper run of a sold-out Robin Hood Panto (their most successful yet!) only just behind them, they’d be having a restful January, waiting patiently in the wings for people to bring themselves out of hibernation.

But Ropetackle is not like other venues. There, the fun never stops. And the team responsible for providing the best-quality music and comedy events are delighted to launch their first-ever dedicated Children’s Programme of theatre, films, puppet shows, magic and take-part dance events for children of all ages and abilities this week.

“Children learn and grow from watching or participating in live events that are entertaining and fun, and because we are already an established venue, we attract really good, professional shows,” says Trustee Anne Hodgson, a former deputy head. She adds: “Ropetackle is small and friendly, so it’s not intimidating for little ones, and it has easy access for buggies, with parking close by. More families than ever before are coming to our events and we are continuing to work with schools, nurseries and family centres.”

February Highlights include:

The Big ENORMOUS Present from Pied Piper Theatre – Saturday 2nd February 11.30am & 2pm, £7 ind., £26 family of four
A 50-minute play with original music and songs that explores the pressures of fitting in at school and looking at where we find happiness, through the friendships of Jack, Dot and Polly. See full press release attached. Available for interview.

Tot Rockin’ Beats – Sunday 10th February 2pm-5pm – £10 adults, £8 child, babies free, £6 over-65s
A family-friendly afternoon party and marvellous mash-up of entertainment for all ages. DJs, soft-play area, lego, crafts, games and a licensed bar.

Jack and the Beanstalk from Lyngo Theatre – Friday 15th February –
11.30am & 2.30pm, £8 adults, £6 child, £25 family of four
Patrick Lynch from CBeebies stars in this classic tale of magic beans and giants. Surprises and a beautiful set guaranteed.

The Amazing Bubble Man Saturday 23rd February 11.30am & 2pm, £10.50 ind, £36 family of four
A stalwart of the Edinburgh Fringe, Louis Pearl combines comedy and artistry with audience participation to create spell-binding bubble tricks that keep everyone mesmerised.

  •   A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

    chris b
  •   Another great Sunday Jazz , just love the place, great place To go Sunday jazz is just a delight once a month

  •   Just returned from our first visit to this place to see a band. The refreshment prices were good for a venue, half the price of places like the o2 or... read more

    Marc H
  •   Attracts great diverse acts from nostalgic 1970s acts to new local talent as well as great comedy. Bar and informal restaurant there as well with good ale and appetising home... read more

  •   Lovely little place for a relax and chill in a morning! Coffee cake and a magazine. Meeting friends and family - or just a little working morning on my own!

  •   First visit from Southampton to the Ropetackle for a Jon Boden concert. We had a excellent experience considering covid.

  •   This venue is great for a night out. They have an assortment of entertainment, we mainly see bands or tribute bands. The one in July was Eagles tribute and the... read more

  •   Recently moved to Shoreham, and it’s lovely to have an arts centre. There are lots of activities and the cafe provides a friendly central hub. We have attended several... read more

  •   Recently saw the South Coast Soul Review at Ropetackle and enjoyed a really good live band. Always a nice atmosphere and you can enjoy a drink inside the performance... read more

    Josie C
  •   A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton