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Situated on the banks of the River Adur in Shoreham-by-Sea, the Ropetackle Arts Centre is a multi-award-winning, purpose-built venue that attracts some of the biggest stars in the UK and beyond. Our friendly atmosphere, first-class programming and intimate performance space all combine to make every event a memorable one. From live music to comedy, children’s shows to films, workshops and talks to literary events – and all things in-between – there is something to suit all tastes and budgets.

A registered charity that is buoyed by an amazing band of volunteers (including the trustees), Ropetackle is the ultimate entertainment and community hub. We work closely with local schools and colleges, theatre companies, businesses and many other organisations to bring the widest range of arts activities to as many people as possible.

The arts are important for everyone: for children, whose imaginations and language skills are developing, for adults who want to be uplifted and inspired, and of course, for the performers who bring so much talent to each show.

Our superbly equipped auditorium seats 200, or 350 standing. We have a separate mezzanine space (for small events or meetings), two well-stocked bars, plus a large light and airy foyer/café.

“The friendly community atmosphere brings out the best from performers” ~ The Argus

“A venue that people are really getting to love…” ~ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“One of the most vibrant arts venues in Sussex, easily accessed from both Brighton and Worthing” ~ Latest Brighton

Winner:

Best Theatre and Arts Venue in Sussex – Muddy Stilettos 2019

Entertainment Venue Of The Year – Sussex Life Awards 2016

Best Live Venue – Argus Guide Going Out Awards 2014

Finalist: Entertainment Venue Of The Year – Sussex Life Awards 2015

TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence since 2014.

See reviews here: 

  •   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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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

    lhrhkg
    12/29/2019
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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

    davidj0d0nnell
    8/18/2019
  •   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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