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As per Step 3 of the government roadmap out of lockdown, Ropetackle has reopened for live events from May 17.

COVID-19 safety measures

To keep you safe, we have implemented the following measures to manage the risks of COVID-19 at Ropetackle:


We are continually monitoring government guidance regarding COVID-19 and complying with all relevant regulations and restrictions. The above measures are therefore subject to change.

Contact tracing for group bookings

Government regulations require us to ask all attendees (aged 16+) for contact tracing details.

You will be asked on arrival to scan the QR code with the NHS COVID-19 app. Download the app here.

If you are experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and follow government guidance.

Ropetackle reserves the right to exclude anyone who does not comply with the aforementioned measures. Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Changes to events

Government restrictions and lockdowns have resulted in a vast number of events being rescheduled or cancelled since March 2020.

All ticket bookers will be, or have been, contacted regarding the status of their event, confirming if it has been rescheduled or cancelled. If you booked for an event that was impacted by the pandemic but have not received notification from us, please email:

Rescheduled events

If your event has been rescheduled and you can attend the new date, your original booking will remain valid. You do not need new tickets; you just need to update your diary.

If you cannot attend the new date, or your event has been cancelled, you have a few options:


We ask you kindly consider opting for a credit voucher or donating wherever possible; this will help provide vital financial stability and ensure we can remain open and continue operating into the future.

*If you cannot attend a rescheduled date and would like a refund, please let us know as soon as possible, and at least one month before the event.

You can download relevant COVID-19 risk assessments here:

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

  •   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

  •   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

  •   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

  •   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!

  •   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.

  •   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
  •   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