Help support Ropetackle with a regular donation and enjoy a wide range of benefits*.

Ropetackle Shoreham Outreach A Band Anyone Can Join

Ropetackle is a registered charity (no. 1109381) working for the benefit of the community, but we receive no core funding to cover our operating costs. Our remit is wide and aims to be as inclusive as possible, but to keep going in these increasingly challenging times, we need sustainable financial support.

From relaxed and dementia-friendly films afternoons, to toddler films and interactive story times, free live music in the foyer on Saturday afternoons, and pre-show suppers, as well as rehearsal space and workshops, Ropetackle is proud to be an open and accessible arts venue to be enjoyed by all.

Become a Patron or Friend

By making a regular donation, you will help us to keep the doors open and continue to deliver the award-winning programme of live events and community activities that we are known for.

Gold Patronsfor a monthly donation of £42 or annual donation of £500 

  • reserve up to 4 seats for any pre-booked event
  • reserve a table in the foyer for pre-booked interval drinks
  • enjoy priority booking for selected events
  • your name cited in our foyer and website – unless you choose to remain anonymous


Silver Patronsfor a monthly donation of £10 or an annual donation of £100

  • reserve up to 2 seats for any pre-booked event
  • enjoy priority booking for selected events
  • your name cited on our website – unless you choose to remain anonymous


Friendsfor a monthly donation of £2 or an annual donation of £20 or more

  • enjoy priority booking for selected events


Donorswe also welcome one-off or regular donations of any amount.

How to Donate

You can join as a Friend or Patron for a one off annual payment, or by setting up a monthly Direct Debit.

Click here to join as a Friend or Patron for a one off annual payment.

Alternatively, join as a Friend or Patron by setting up a monthly Direct Debit using the form below.

We are working with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) to process Direct Debit donations. CAF is fully compliant with the Direct Debit Guarantee and the Payment Card Industry standard so you can be completely confident in the process.


*With Covid safeguarding restrictions currently in place, and with reduced capacity, we have had to make some limited changes to Patrons’ benefits, but will resume these as soon as it is safe and practicable to do so.

Priority booking – all Patrons and Friends will receive priority booking on selected events, if they have consented to be contacted by email.

Reserved seats – Patrons can relax and avoid the queue, knowing that the best seats available will have been reserved in their name.

Reserved seats for Patrons will be allocated in the date order that tickets were booked. (i.e. first to book will be seated on the first row of the price band selected.)

Patrons cannot select specific seats. Reserved seats may be re-allocated if not taken up 10 minutes before the start of the show to minimise disruption during a performance. Reservation of seats is subject to availability and Patrons will not be able to reserve seats for ‘all-standing’ events.

Raise more with Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, we will ask your permission to claim Gift Aid on your contribution, which will help raise more for Ropetackle at no extra cost to you.

A big thank you from everyone at Ropetackle Arts Centre

By becoming a Patron, Friend or Donor you are making a fantastic contribution towards maintaining Ropetackle for the local community, and we need your support to survive.

  •   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

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

  •   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 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
  •   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!

  •   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

  •   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

  •   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

  •   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