The Ropetackle is run by a small, dedicated team of creative arts professionals and supported by our incredible volunteers.

Trustees: Martin Allen (Chairman), Richard Apps, Catherine Arnold, Louise Durrant, Chrissie Gunter, Anne Hodgson, Steve Lane, Sheila Parker, David Scott, Paul Trew and Rosalind Turner.

Centre Manager: Mark Phillips

Marketing Manager: Nicky Thornton

House Manager/Admin: Stephanie Else-Hills

Caretaker: Richard Behling

Asst. Caretaker: Guy Saint

Technical Manager: Tom Dalton

Duty Technicians: Steve, Lloyd, Tom, Olly

Duty FOH Managers: Adam and Stephanie

And of course, our huge team of volunteers who run everything from the Box Office to the bar, Film club and Farmer’s Market.

  •   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

  •   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

  •   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

  •   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

  •   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

  •   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
  •   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.

  •   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

  •   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
  •   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!