Ropetackle Café

Open Monday – Friday  10am–4pm,  Saturday 10am-3pm

The popular Ropetackle Café is a real hub of the community. The large, light and airy foyer is perfect for enjoying a relaxing coffee, meeting with friends for lunch or getting some work done with our free wifi. A child-friendly area gives busy parents and carers space to relax while children are occupied with toys, books and drawing.

With new specials, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options and even milkshakes for particular diets, there’s something for everyone. Any profits from the café go directly to the Ropetackle registered charity and are re-invested in our exceptional programme of events.

Daily soups and specials are created from fresh seasonal produce, and there is an extended range of scrumptious cakes to enjoy. There are vitamin-rich hot or cold Buddha Bowls available, as well as freshly-prepared sandwiches, paninis and jacket potatoes.

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Eat Out Eat Well Award Adur Shoreham Healthy Food Ropetackle Cafe


We’ve achieved a Gold Award in the Eat Out Eat Well scheme which recognises and rewards caterers offering healthy eating and food options.


Only Guide Dogs allowed.

Our foyer and Box Office areas do get busy with customers and groups, so for safety reasons, we can only allow Guide Dogs into the Centre.  Thank you for your understanding.

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Pre-Show Food

Ropetackle Cafe Suppers ShorehamWe also offer pre-show dining before selected events.

Look out for the suppers icon in the brochure and on event pages. These delicious suppers are provided by Shoreham based Lesley’s Kitchen. Lesley and Barry Ward, who run Lesley’s Kitchen, have years of experience catering for local businesses and community events including five years running the Beach Dreams Café. They believe in good quality, locally-sourced ingredients and delicious home-cooked food.



Pre-show suppers feature both meat and vegetarian options including casseroles, pies, chilli, lasagne, and curry, all served with either salad or vegetables, plus a range of desserts including trifles, meringues, brownies and more! To see what’s on the menu for a particular show, visit the event page on the website and click on the pre-show suppers icon at the bottom.

Cost: Main meals cost just £8, desserts are £3.50, or book a two-course meal for £10.

Advance booking is necessary. Please contact or call 07525 622662 for all details regarding pre-show meals and to book. Food is served from 6pm in the foyer unless otherwise stated. The bar is also open at this time so you can enjoy a good glass of wine or beer with your meal.

“The delicious and reasonably priced pre-show dinners were a nice addition to the evening.” ~ The Argus


  •   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

  •   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!

  •   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.

  •   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

  •   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

  •   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

  •   Another great Sunday Jazz , just love the place, great place To go Sunday jazz is just a delight once a month

  •   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
  •   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
  •   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