Are you a business looking to raise your profile in the local community? Do you want to make a difference and support the arts?

If so, we would like to hear from you!

Who we are

Since it opened in 2007, Ropetackle has established itself as one of the most vibrant and distinctive arts venues in the region, combining its programme of top-level arts and entertainment with a rich and diverse mix of community activities.

From jazz festivals to comedy cabarets, classical music to rock, spoken word to film, Ropetackle has something to suit all tastes and has built up a tremendous reputation.

Attracting audiences of around 40,000 per year, Ropetackle plays a unique and established role at the heart of the community, as well as being a hugely valued contributor to the local economy and an important amenity asset. Its range of rooms,  well-stocked bars and on-site cafe and catering also make it a great place to hold business meetings, seminars and conferences.

By joining our Business Friends scheme, you can be part of Ropetackle’s remarkable story.

Benefits include:

  • Promoting your brand to an audience of thousands, thanks to our extensive marketing reach
  • Enhancing your reputation with customers and clients
  • Strengthening the ethos and corporate social responsibility of your business
  • Ongoing recognition of your contribution to the local community
  • Networking with other businesses and individuals via our regular Business Friends’ events
  • Adding value to your brand with opportunities for staff, clients and prospective clients
  • Offering opportunities for active involvement in the arts
  • Having exclusive access to our professional performance space and welcoming foyer and bar for corporate events.


“We wanted to give something back to the local community who support us as a business and as a ‘home’. Ropetackle gives great joy to the community and the fact that the place operates almost entirely by virtue of volunteers who work so hard, made it the perfect choice for us as a ‘community partner’.  Becoming a sponsor of Ropetackle has had a remarkable effect on our business both in terms of brand awareness, new business opportunities, and our reputation for being actively engaged in the local community.”

Keith Relf, Managing Director, Pembroke Financial Services

Membership Options
There are three kinds of membership:

Business Friend

  • Company name displayed at Ropetackle
  • Accreditation in our eye-catching programmes and on our website
  • Name displayed on screen at beginning of shows
  • Accreditation certificate for display at your premises
  • Invitation to Business Friends’ receptions (2 per year)

Subscription: £250 per year *


The benefits of Business Friends, plus:

  • Advert in the printed programme, on our website and on the pre-show screen
  • Your name cited as sponsor of 2 events per year
  • Website links
  • Other benefits (e.g. sponsoring specific projects, facilities, etc.)

Subscription: £1,000-£2,000 per year *

Principal Sponsor

The benefits of Sponsors, plus:

  • Exclusivity (only one Principal Sponsor in each business category)
  • Your name cited as sponsor of 3 events per year*
  • Opportunity to host a reception before one of such events
  • Complementary tickets for such event
  • Marketing material displayed in foyer
  • Sponsoring major community projects
  • Other benefits subject to agreement

Subscription: £5,000- £10,000 * per year 

For more information and to organise an informal, no obligation chat, please contact Martin Allen at (subject: ‘Business Friends’) or telephone 01273 465432.

* Plus VAT
  •   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!

  •   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
  •   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

  •   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
  •   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

  •   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

  •   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.