Our auditorium is a large meeting space equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and staging. It is ideal for large meetings and presentations, and can be booked for half a day, a full day or even over several days. We supply qualified technicians while our in-house café offers high-quality catering services for events of all sizes. The auditorium seats 200 in rows or 140 cabaret style. All-standing capacity is 350.

Hire costs:

Monday – Wednesday:  £60+VAT per hour

Thursday – Saturday: £75+VAT per hour

Sunday: £80+VAT per hour

Technical support: £18+VAT per hour

Front of House service: £15+VAT per hour (this cost is included on Thurs/Fri/Sat)


The screen size is 4.5m x 5m 16.9

7k Lumens Panasonic projector with a selection of micophones.

The full list of technical specs is available on request.

Mezzanine Room

Our discreet first-floor mezzanine space is ideal for meetings, smaller presentations, workshops, classes, well-being, health and fitness activities, launch events, lectures, conference calls, training seminars and children’s clubs.  It is completely sound-proof and fits up to 40 people standing and around 15 with tables.  Smaller scale audio-visual equipment is available for hire.


Monday – Saturday: £15+VAT per hour
Sunday: £20 + VAT per hour (subject to availability and staffing)


Projector: £20

Photocopying/Printing: This can be arranged with advanced notice.


Our large, bright foyer is perfect for small music events, presentations, launch nights, festivals, dinners, exhibitions and a lot more! By day, it is a bustling cafe area, yet it easily transforms to a less formal event or entertainment space at night or at the weekend.


Full Venue Hire

You can hire the full venue at very competitive rates. Please email giving full details or call 01273 465432.


With its prime location between Brighton and Worthing, disabled access and range of spaces, Ropetackle Arts Centre is the perfect venue for your business meeting, conference, workshop, class, presentation and much more. We have two main rooms available, our large auditorium, and a smaller mezzanine room, plus a large foyer, on-site café and catering facilities, all with very competitive hire rates and flexible set-up options.

Additional services include: 

  • Catering and hospitality: Buffet/Sandwiches/Hot and Cold Drinks
  • Drinks reception
  • Supper club with Lesley’s Kitchen
  • Technical support
  • Multi-media set up
  • Front of House Manager


Full Venue Hire Meetings Presentations Conferences Shoreham Ropetackle

Contact: For more information on NON-PERFORMANCE availability and rates, and to arrange a viewing, please contact Mark Phillips on 01273 465432 or email

For all PERFORMANCE hire enquiries, please contact:

  •   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
  •   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

  •   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

  •   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
  •   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

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

  •   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
  •   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.

  •   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