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 two kinds of membership:

Business Friend

  • Accreditation in our eye-catching programmes (12,000 printed and distributed) and on our website
  • Name displayed on screen at beginning of shows
  • Name displayed in the Ropetackle foyer
  • Accreditation certificate for display at your premises
  • Invitation to Business Friends’ and Sponsors’ events

Subscription: £250 per year*

Business Friends Sponsorship Ropeackle Shoreham


Packages are flexible to fit the objectives of individual sponsors. The benefits may include those offered to Business Friends, plus:

  • Advert and accreditation in the printed programme and on our website.
  • Advert and accreditation in foyer and on the pre-show screen
  • Website links
  • Citation on newsletters, emails etc.
  • Other benefits (e.g. sponsoring specific projects, facilities, etc.)*
  • Complimentary tickets for certain events
  • Opportunities to host a reception before one such event
  • Marketing material displayed in foyer
  • Sponsorship opportunities for community projects
  • Opportunity to be name “Sponsor of the Month”
  • Participation in certain corporate events
  • Other benefits subject to agreement

Subscriptions are determined according to benefits.
(Sponsorship of certain events may be added to agreed package.)

*VAT is added to the proportion of subscriptions to which benefits apply.

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

View our current Sponsors and Business Friends.

  • star rating  Recently visited to attend an event. Needed a bit of support to assist with a hidden disability to make the visit successful and the venue went above and beyond to... read more

    September 15, 2021
  • star rating  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
    October 14, 2019
  • star rating  Another great Sunday Jazz , just love the place, great place To go Sunday jazz is just a delight once a month

    February 2, 2020
  • star rating  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

    July 28, 2019
  • star rating  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

    December 29, 2019
  • star rating  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.

    August 8, 2019
  • star rating  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

    October 10, 2019
  • star rating  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

    August 18, 2019
  • star rating  Attended the venue for a gig by the Kubricks, this was our first visit to the Ropetackle and it will not be our last. Excellent staff on arrival being extremely... read more

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    October 28, 2021
  • star rating  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

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    October 13, 2019

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