Ropetackle Patrons & Friends Scheme

Donate to support Ropetackle Arts Centre and enjoy a range of benefits

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.

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, to have a
  • 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

We are working with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) who will collect all donations on our behalf . CAF Donate is fully compliant with the Direct Debit Guarantee and the Card Payment Industry standard so you can be completely confident in the process.  

  • Sign-up online as a Patron or Friend by following visiting the Ropetackle 2020 page on the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) website .  
  • Or visit our box office and complete a direct debit form in person.

Donations can be by monthly direct debit or one-off amounts by credit card, debit card or cash.


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

Reserved SeatsPatrons 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 won’t be able to 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.

Current Friends Scheme

Existing Friends will continue with all the benefits they signed up to until their current card expires. Show discounts and the Joint Friends option will no longer be offered after that date – all Friends will be Individual Friends and asked to donate £2 a month or £20 a year.

Existing Friends will be sent a renewal letter, when current cards expire, requesting they to donate via our new scheme. Please note: Friends who currently donate with a standing order will need to cancel that with their bank.

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 us to raise more money to support Ropetackle. 

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.

Find out more about Ropetackle 2020 

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    Josie C
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