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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 purpose built venue that attracts fantastic artists from the UK and beyond.

We are known for welcoming big names, with an intimate, friendly ambience. A registered charity, Ropetackle is run by a small staff team and almost 80 volunteers.

Situated in the heart of Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, we are proud to be a social and creative hub for the whole community. The superbly-equipped auditorium performance space seats 200, or 350 standing for live music, theatre, film, comedy and dance.

A separate fully-accessible mezzanine space is perfect for smaller events, activities or private meetings) A large light and airy foyer houses our in-house café-bar, as well as hosting launches and community events.

“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