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As well as implementing stricter hygiene measures, a one-way system inside the venue, a no-cash policy and a reduced audience capacity as detailed on our risk assessments below, we are also adhering to the following Covid-19 government guidelines. Thank you for your kind understanding and please do stay home if you feel unwell. 

*In accordance with Government guidance, it is a requirement that all those coming into the Centre, whether as:

must wear a mask or visor at all times while in the Centre, the only exceptions being:

Masks may be removed only for the purpose of consuming drinks served from the bar (masks then to be immediately replaced).

Ropetackle management are entitled to exclude anyone who does not comply with these requirements. Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Covid-19 Risk Assessments: 

1 Policy and Protocols
2 General Risk Assessment
3 Bar and Catering Risk Assessment
4 Cleaning General Schedule
5 Cleaning Toilets Schedule
6 Cleaning Bar/Kitchen Schedule

Rescheduling of shows: 

We are continuing to work with performers and agents to reschedule shows which have had to be postponed and 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.

In common with many other venues, we ask ticket holders 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 you are not able or do not wish to come to a re-scheduled show, we ask you to consider these alternatives:

If you:

please contact

Please be aware that in accordance with the Government’s furlough scheme, a number of members of the Ropetackle team are currently on furlough (continuing in our employment but not working), and that there may be some delay in responding to queries.

If you email, please include your phone number.

  •   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

  •   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

  •   We have been to the panto at the Ropetackle several times and this year it was as good, if not better than ever. It had all the ingredients we... read more

  •   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
  •   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.

  •   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 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
  •   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!

  •   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