Rotator cuff tear is one of the most common disorders in orthopedic surgery. When conservative treatment fails, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair has become the most common procedure to achieve a functional shoulder./r/nThe articles on return to activities following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair have not been collectively analyzed and investigated. We aimed to review systematically and perform a meta-analysis of studies on the return to activities which consist of the return to work, return to sports, and return to daily activities following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair./r/nSystematic Review and Meta-Analysis./r/nArticles regarding return to activities were systematically searched using databases of PubMed, MEDLINE via EBSCO, ScienceDirect, and ProQuest. The review was done according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) Guideline. The study protocol was registered in the PROSPERO International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews. Studies with a level of evidence 1-4 that examined the rate of return to activities after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were included and analyzed./r/nFifteen studies published between 2005 and 2021 were included, with 1065 patients (644 male and 421 female). The patient populations are workers and athletes. The meta-analysis on the combined effect of a return to activities using the random-effects model was 88.5% (83.8% on return to work, 88.2% on return to sport, and 97.3% on return to daily activities). The mean duration for return to activities is 6.59 months./r/nAs much as 88.5% of patients were able to return to activities after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with a mean duration of 6.59 months. Preoperative factors (gender, workload, chronicity, tear size, and cholesterol level) may contribute to the rate and duration of return to activities.