Ropetackle Outreach

See what we’ve been up to in the community.

Ropetackle Shoreham Outreach A Band Anyone Can Join

Ropetackle is proud to run an exciting and eclectic programme of outreach projects to engage the local community including workshops, performances, and creative learning activities.

The programme was launched in 2015 with a series of wonderful projects taking place in-house and within the community. As well as providing activities for the people of Adur district, we are always looking to develop our work into the wider community and introduce new people to what Ropetackle has to offer.

If you would like to sponsor or fund one of our outreach projects, please contact Claire Swift:

Check out our past projects below.


A Band Anyone Can Join

Led by Yorkshire-based band Hope & Social, ‘A Band Anyone Can Join’ took place during the summer of 2015 and involved a series of workshops with schools and community groups across Adur, culminating in a grand final performance on Shoreham’s Coronation Green. The project was extremely well received and resulted in over 80 participants playing together on stage.

The project brought together several different groups in Adur to participate in making and creating music together. The end result was a memorable, fun experience for all involved. The project was kindly supported by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.



Sussex Ukulele Festival

Uke Festival Outreach Shoreham RopetackleOrganised in collaboration with Uke @ The Duke.

This one day event saw ukulele groups from across Sussex collaborate in a series of jam sessions and workshops open to beginners and experts alike. The festival was a huge success with crowds enjoying ukulele music throughout the day. The festival was kindly sponsored by Noah Ukuleles.

Pocket Science Festival

Pocket Science Festival Outreach Shoreham Ropetackle

A fantastic science-themed family funfair from the guys behind Brighton Science Festival. This one day event invited people to explore the weird, wonderful and fascinating world of science. Aimed at children aged 7-14, the attractions covered curriculum topics up to Key Stage 3 in a fun and engaging way.

Long Nose Puppets – Flyaway Katie Puppet Workshops

Long Nose Puppets Outreach Shoreham RopetackleBrighton based theatre company Long Nose Puppets ran a series of puppet making workshops and storytelling sessions in family centres, libraries and schools across Adur.

The workshops enabled children to make and decorate their own puppets while the stories were brought to life by creative props and puppetry.

The project was funded by Adur Council’s Grants To Groups, which also enabled 100+ free tickets to be given to families to enjoy two performances of Flyaway Katie, performed by Long Nose Puppets at Ropetackle.

“The children ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! They were all engaged and were thrilled with their end product and SO proud of the puppet they had made themselves! Thank you!” ~ Herons Dale Primary School

grants to groups


South Coast Jazz Festival

For the 2017 South Coast Jazz Festival Ropetackle opened its doors to everyone through a series of free events and activities, encouraging all to experience the joys of jazz.

Each day featured a free DJ set of classic tunes, with complimentary cups of tea on offer. Additionally, Jazz For Juniors workshops gave 11-16 year olds the opportunity to play with professional musicians, developing their confidence and honing their skills.

Local big band Terry Pack’s Trees also performed a free concert to a packed auditorium on the closing day. Free tickets were further given out to various groups across the festival weekend.

  •   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.

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

  •   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
  •   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
  •   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

  •   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