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RE-SCHEDULING OF SHOWS

As previously indicated, our staff are in the process of rescheduling shows which have had to be postponed. We are pleased to say we have been able to agree future dates for a substantial number of shows with ongoing discussions in relation to others.

Where fresh dates have been agreed – although, for obvious reasons, these can only be provisional at this stage – they are shown on our website, and tickets will remain valid for those shows. Other fresh dates will be added to the website as soon as they are agreed and we are optimistic that few, if any, shows will have to be cancelled.

Ticketholders for the postponed shows will be contacted over the coming days and advised of the new dates.  In common with many other venues, we are asking them to retain their tickets even though the new dates may be some way into the future.

Although we recognise that some ticket holders may prefer a refund, we very much hope that most will be content with the re-scheduling.

As most people will be aware, Ropetackle came through a very difficult period last year, when a public appeal was launched to help us to stay open. Thankfully, due to the generosity of those who donated, and strong ticket sales in the second half of the year and into this year, our finances are now in a reasonably healthy state.

However, this current situation, with the Centre being closed for an uncertain period, will, inevitably put a strain on our finances.

Ticket sales account for some two thirds of our revenue, the risk being that if we had to make numerous refunds, this would impact on our overall position.

If ticket holders are not able or do not wish to come to a re-scheduled show, we are therefore asking them to consider these alternatives:

  •   Have been to several shows at Ropetackle Arts Centre. Plenty of variety for all tastes. It is great that you can sit in the comfort of a table and chair... read more

    Arnicaqueen
    10/10/2019
  •   Fabulous friendly award winning venue run almost entirely by volunteers. Films.,bands, recitals talks you name it you can experience it here. Lovely cafe and bar and fab staff.

    Sula062014
    8/08/2019
  •   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
    7/28/2019
  •   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
    10/14/2019
  •   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!

    BIves24
    1/19/2020
  •   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

    JoM767
    7/28/2020
  •   First visit from Southampton to the Ropetackle for a Jon Boden concert. We had a excellent experience considering covid.

    steveg1950
    12/11/2020
  •   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

    SHARON T
    10/10/2019
  •   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
    7/15/2019
  •   Another great Sunday Jazz , just love the place, great place To go Sunday jazz is just a delight once a month

    johnoE8348BW
    2/02/2020
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