Do you have a few hours to spare each week?
Would you like to join our happy band of volunteers?

Ropetackle is primarily a volunteer-run organisation.

The trustees, box office staff, Friends’ coordinator, event programmers,  bar staff and stewards are all are lovely kind people who have given their time and skills to help Ropetackle run smoothly.

If you’d like to be involved, please email your details (name, age, previous work experience and what you can offer) to and we’ll arrange to call you for a chat. While we are not always in a position to take on new volunteers, we always welcome expressions of interest.

Thank you.



We are currently looking for box office volunteers.

The box office team play a central role at Ropetackle, selling tickets, answering enquiries, and providing friendly customer service.

We are looking for box office volunteers to commit one regular daytime shift per week (10am-1pm, or 1pm-4pm, between Mon-Sat), alongside a few evening shifts each month covering the box office before shows.

Duties include:


Download the box office volunteering role and application form here.

Box office volunteering is a great opportunity to make friends, gain new skills, and become part of the thriving Ropetackle community!

If you are interested, please download and complete the application form above and return to Mark Phillips:

  • 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  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!

    January 19, 2020
  • 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
  • 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  First visit from Southampton to the Ropetackle for a Jon Boden concert. We had a excellent experience considering covid.

    December 11, 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  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

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    July 28, 2019
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    October 10, 2019

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