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About the Ropewalk

The Ropewalk is a regionally acclaimed centre for the arts housing galleries, Sculpture Garden, Coffee Shop, and Ropery Hall – a venue for live music, theatre and cinema within a Grade II listed former rope factory. Other facilities include: a printmaking workshop; artists’ studios and meeting rooms available for outside lets.

Sculpture Garden
Sculpture Garden
The Ropewalk's outside space
The Ropewalk's outside space


The Ropewalk is on one level with good wheelchair access; we are a 5 minute walk from the Barton Transport Interchange with half-hourly buses to Hull and Scunthorpe and a 2-hourly rail service to Grimsby and the wider rail network.

Annual Reports

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Our Artistic Statement

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The Ropewalk Artistic Statement (word)

The Ropewalk Artistic Statement (PDF)

The Ropewalk (Barton) Ltd is a registered charity. No.12830491

The Ropewalk is:

Creative, inclusive, nurturing, stimulating, welcoming.

Our Creative Vision

The Ropewalk is an organisation that:

  1. Creates a gateway to artistic and cultural experiences that enrich lives.
  2. Deepens relationships between artists and audiences.
  3. Nurtures and celebrates artists
  4. Reflects the diversity of our local community and provides platforms for showcasing work from diverse artists, supporting the Creative Case.
  5. Provides workspace and employment opportunities within the creative sector
  6. Has a responsible business model that supports our creative vision
  7. Is the creative community hub in Barton and the wider region.

INSIDE - The Ropewalk Magazine

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The Ropewalk Shop

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