We received Arts Council/National Lottery funding!

We have been awarded a grant of £34,800 through the national Arts Council scheme, which helps venues like ours stay open amid the chaos of COVID-19.

For Ropetackle, it will cover the interim cost of necessary staffing and on-going overheads.

“In common with venues across the country, Ropetackle has had to navigate its way through the period of closure – which has resulted in the loss of thousands of pounds worth of ticket sales – to protect its limited financial resources while also planning for the future. This has involved rescheduling a large number of events and anticipating what safeguarding measures will need to be place when the time comes to reopen.” – West Sussex Gazette. 

Read the full West Sussex Gazette article here

  •   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!

  •   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

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

  •   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
  •   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

  •   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

  •   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
  •   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

  •   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