The Ropetackle Arts Centre

The Ropetackle Arts Centre
The Ropetackle Arts Centre
Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5EG
  • Telephone 01273 464440
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–4.30pm; closed Sun.
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  • Website ropetacklecentre.co.uk
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Ropetackle Arts Centre is a purpose built community-run arts venue that attracts some of the biggest and best performing arts events in the UK. Situated in the heart of Shoreham, West Sussex, our goal is to stage events for all tastes and all budgets for the good folk of Adur and beyond.

A registered charity, and staffed almost exclusively by volunteers (including our trustees), the centre is run by, and for, the local community. Friendly, welcoming, diverse and fun, we guarantee a great night out at a fair price.

Our superbly equipped auditorium performance space seats 200, or 350 standing. We have a separate mezzanine space (for small events or meetings), two well-stocked bars, plus a large light and airy foyer which houses our in-house café.

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  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 24 events at this location

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Baka Beyond

Celebrating 25 years of African rhythm and Celtic soul, Baka Beyond are one of the finest danceable outfits in the world, creating the sound of the global village. The energy of their uplifting fiery beats, enchanting harmonies and spectacular dancing defies anybody to sit still. From Brazil to Alaska, Norway to Spain…

Sat 14 Oct

£15 / 01273 464440

  • 14:00

Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan: Every Grain Of Sand

Born to Czech and German parents in Rochdale, Lancaster, Barb Jungr cut her teeth on the 1980s alternative cabaret circuit. Nowadays, despite her iconoclasm, she is considered something of a grande dame on the jazz scene - a revered live performer who is in particular noted for her interpretations of Bob Dylan songs.

Fri 10 Nov

£15 / 01273 464440

  • 20:00

Barefoot Opera: La Boheme

Barefoot Opera bring their fresh, energetic ensemble style to one of the world's favourite operatic love stories: Puccini's La Boheme, an opera which champions youth and passion in a dark world. Featuring several young artists from London and Welsh music colleges, including Lucy Ashton as Mimi, and Andras Jacobs on…

Fri 6 Oct

£20 / 01273 464440

  • 19:30

Big Boy Bloater & The Limits

Contemporary rhythm'n'blues and blues-rock from the London-based band.

Fri 22 Sep

£14.30–£16.50 / 01273 464440

Clare Teal

Sassy vocalist and Parky favourite Teal casts her spell.

Sat 28 Oct

£22 / 01273 464440

  • 20:00

Dick Whittington and His Cat

Panto fun with Dick Whittington and his cat.

Wed 13 Dec

£10–£14.59 / 01273 464440

  • 16:30 – 20:30

Sun 31 Dec

£10–£14.59 / 01273 464440

  • 16:30 – 20:30

Friendly Brighton 45+

Welcome to Suzie’s Friendly Brighton 45+ Meetup group! This is a member run, not-for-profit, social club offering different types of sociable events every month. You’ll find it’s a great way to find new friends in the area. We aim to offer a wide range of social events and cultural and sporting activities. I’ll be…

Fri 1 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01273 464440

Brighton Beach Boys' Bowie tribute at The Ropetackle

  • 19:15

Sat 7 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01273 464440

Geno Washington and the YoYos at The Ropetackle

  • 19:15

The Furrow Collective

Featuring award-winning solo musicians this modern folk outfit approaches traditional ballads with a bold, improvisational twist.

Wed 1 Nov

£12 / 01273 464440

  • 20:00

Jeremy Vine

Presenter, author and broadcaster Jeremy Vine launches his new book: What I Learnt: What My Listeners Say - And Why We Should Take Notice A hilarious memoir of lessons learnt from life, his Radio 2 listeners, and his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing! Presented by City Books. This special evening will include a reading…

Mon 11 Sep

£8 / 01273 464440

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Kast Off Kinks

Not quite a tribute band as the Kast off Kinks feature former members of the Kinks from through the years, including original drummer Mick Avory.

Fri 8 Dec

£16.50–£18.70 / 01273 464440

Kerry Godliman

The stand-up and actress muses on (mis)communication in a modern age.

Wed 22 Nov

£15 / 01273 464440

  • 20:00

Martin Carthy & Eliza Carthy

Towering over the British scene like a Colossus, for more than 40 years this artist has been one of folk music's greatest innovators. With an MBE and a Lifetime Achievement honour at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards to his name, he continues to thrive as an interpreter of traditional ballads and as an original songsmith.

Fri 15 Sep

£18 / 01273 464440

  • 20:00

Molsky's Mountain Drifters

American bluegrass and oldtime music led by multi-instrumentalist Bruce Molsky.

Thu 16 Nov

£14 / 01273 464440

  • 20:00

PP Arnold

Arriving in England during the 60s as an 'Ikette' with the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, PP Arnold was originally spotted by Mick Jagger and soon after signed her first record deal. Several huge hits followed including 'The First Cut Is The Deepest', 'Angel Of The Morning', and 'If You Think You're Groovy', cementing PP as…

Sun 29 Oct

£20 / 01273 464440

  • 20:00

Richard Durrant & The Burning Deck: Six Grooves For Ukulele

The world premiere of Six Grooves For Ukulele by Richard Durrant. Grand finale of the Sussex Ukulele Festival 2017. Richard Durrant & The Burning Deck perform this brand-new piece for solo ukulele, chamber orchestra and community uke players. Six Grooves For Ukulele was written with support from the PRS for Music…

Sun 10 Sep

£18 / 01273 464440

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity

New stand-up show from the star of Radio 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage.

Thu 26 Apr 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01273 464440

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys

"A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music" ~ Sean Lakeman With over 10 acclaimed albums recorded, multiple live sessions broadcast on BBC radio, and music regularly featured on TV, it's hard to believe that 24-year-old Cornwall-based folk singer, producer and…

Tue 5 Dec

£14 / 01273 464440

  • 20:00

Thea Gilmore

Prolific singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire whose style is strongly influenced by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell.

Thu 21 Sep

£20 / 01273 464440

  • 20:00

Toyah Willcox

Toyah: Up Close & Personal Household name, pop icon, TV presenter, and stage and screen actress (Calamity Jane, Cabaret, Quadrophenia) Toyah returns with her intimate acoustic show. This is a unique chance to experience Toyah up close and personal. A lively unplugged-storytelling style gig, it will include Toyah…

Sun 1 Oct

£19 / 01273 464440

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Twist

Theatre Centre present award-winning writer Chino Odimba's adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel which reflects on the 21st century migration crisis. Ages 13+.

Wed 15 Nov

£10; £8 (Children £8) / 01273 464440

Followed by a Q&A.

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Le Vent du Nord

A lively performance from this quintessentially Quebecois band, combining excellent musicianship with an engaging stage presence.

Wed 30 Aug

£15 / 01273 464440

  • 20:00

Why The Whales Came (Ages 7+)

Multi-award-winning performer and storyteller Danyah Miller vividly brings to life another enchanting tale by Michael Morpurgo. Children Gracie and Daniel have been forbidden to go near the mysterious and seemingly dangerous Birdman. But messages and clues intrigue them…

Sat 14 Oct

£12 / 01273 464440

  • 14:00

Wishbone Ash

UK rock veterans and twin guitar pioneers.

Tue 24 Oct

£20 / 01273 464440

  • 20:00

The Young'uns

Beguiling audiences with humour, bold vocals, gripping storylines and innate musicality plus a growing reputation in the folk world for sublime a cappella harmonies.

Fri 13 Oct

£16.50 / 01273 464440

  • 19:30

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