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About Ropetackle Arts Centre

Shoreham-by-Sea’s award-winning, community arts venue, situated on the banks of the River Adur.

Ropetackle Arts Centre is a multi-award-winning arts venue that attracts some of the biggest and best performing arts events in the UK. Situated in the heart of Shoreham, West Sussex, our goal is to stage events for all tastes and budgets for those living in the Adur district and beyond.

A registered charity, and staffed almost entirely by volunteers (including our trustees), Ropetackle is run by and for the local community. Friendly, welcoming, diverse and fun, we guarantee a great night out at a fair price.

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 which houses our in-house café.

“Staffed by volunteers, the friendly community atmosphere brings out the best from performers” ~ The Argus

“A venue that people are really getting to love and a great booking policy” ~ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

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


Best Sussex Theatre and Arts Venue – Muddy Stilettos Awards 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 2015; 2016; 2017

A huge thank you to the Jo Holden Charitable Trust for their recent donation of £2000 towards much needed technical equipment.

Ropetackle Business Friends

Ropetackle is grateful to our sponsors for their invaluable support.

Principal Sponsors

Pembroke Financial Services Sponsor Shoreham Ropetackle Gemini Print Shoreham Ropetackle
oakleyproperty hyde



Business Friends

DMH Stallard
Basepoint Ltd
Brighton & Hove Bus Company
Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce