Support Us

Ropetackle events are run by volunteers. If you would like to join the team of have any other skills that you would like to contribute please do get in touch. We are especially looking for people who would like to work on our children’s events during the day and work on our bars for busy (and a little bit noisy) gigs. Please email or pop in and see us. We can repay you with gratitude, opportunities to meet and work with some amazing people and seeing our events.

Ropetackle is indebted to the many individuals, communities and businesses who have generously donated their money, time and expertise to the venue. In particular we would like to thank Adur District Council for their support.

There are significant improvements still to be made in the forthcoming years… If you would like to make a donation big or small please Donate Now or get in touch via

A massive THANK YOU from everyone at The Ropetackle Arts centre.

Ropetackle couldn’t exist without the amazing support of the local community. In 2019 we faced the very real threat of closure.

We are overwhelmed and exceptionally grateful for the extraordinary efforts of our supporters which have secured our survival to 2023.

By becoming a patron, friend or sponsor you are making a fantastic contribution towards maintaining Ropetackle for the local community.

  •   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

  •   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
  •   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

  •   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!

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

  •   First visit from Southampton to the Ropetackle for a Jon Boden concert. We had a excellent experience considering covid.

  •   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

  •   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

  •   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.