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
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.