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Burnley Mechanics Theatre

Type:Theatre

Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1BH

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Tel: 01282 664400

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Burnley Mechanics Theatre

The Mechanics Theatre is a vibrant and multi-faceted venue in the heart of Burnley town centre; by day it is a thriving bistro serving home cooked food, uniquely presented with excellent service and by night it is one of Burnley’s best evenings out, showcasing a variety of music, theatre and entertainment shows. Pre-show dining experiences help to make the Mechanics, Burnley’s premier night out.

The Theatre boasts a 495 seat auditorium and smaller, more intimate performance spaces of The Front Room and The Loft. The welcoming Lounge Bar has an impressive collection of over 100 gins, serves Burnley’s best Afternoon Tea and a fine selection of local ales, it also plays as a changing exhibition space for local artists and students. A dance rehearsal space and conferencing facilities are also available for hire.

Prices

Car parking - free after 6pm, Monday - Friday (contract parking only outside of these times). Saturday Pay & Display, Sunday free.

Opening Times

Box Office (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday11:00 - 16:00*
Saturday10:00 - 12:45*
SundayClosed*
Bistro (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday11:00 - 15:00
Saturday - SundayClosed

* On performance evenings the ticket office will
remain open until half an hour after showtime.
Sunday: Open one hour prior to performance on event days only.
Pre-show dining available.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

Saturday, 23rd June 2018 - Saturday, 23rd June 2018

Pinked FloydFrom intimate music venues to theatres and festivals, their aim is to get people on their feet with an energetic show faithful to the studio and live albums of Pink Floyd.
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Saturday, 30th June 2018 - Saturday, 30th June 2018

Big Band Boogie Masquerade BallAs previous sold out concerts have proved big band boogie promises a night like no other as some of the areas finest and most talented singers and performers present a concert not to be missed.
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Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 - Saturday, 7th July 2018

Sister ActSISTER ACT tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won't be found – a Convent!
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Wednesday, 11th July 2018 - Saturday, 14th July 2018

GREASE - Presented by Blessed Trinity RC CollegeBlessed Trinity RC College present another sensational production all the family can enjoy.
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Thursday, 27th September 2018 - Thursday, 27th September 2018

Psychic SallyWorld renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK's favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show. show. Sally is one of the Uk's most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the...
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Saturday, 29th September 2018 - Saturday, 29th September 2018

The Rod Stewart SongbookEnjoy the wonderfully-produced, audio-visual spectacular that vividly brings to life – in superbly-authentic style – the songs that have formed the soundtrack to our lives... From the early 70s breakthrough hits of Maggie May, Stay With Me and You Wear it Well.
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Saturday, 6th October 2018 - Saturday, 6th October 2018

Fastlove - Tribute to George MichaelGet ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production, Fastlove - A tribute to George Michael.
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Friday, 12th October 2018 - Friday, 12th October 2018

Sun RecordsThe legendary record label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin' pioneers, comes to life live on stage.
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Saturday, 13th October 2018 - Saturday, 13th October 2018

Tim VineHey people! It's Tim Vine back on tour, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence. The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football, ice cream and nibble feeders.
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Tuesday, 16th October 2018 - Tuesday, 16th October 2018

Tabby McTatInterwoven with original songs, Tabby McTat is the heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty from the team behind Stick Man Live and Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales.
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Thursday, 18th October 2018 - Thursday, 18th October 2018

AustentatiousAustentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country's quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new 'lost' Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.
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Friday, 19th October 2018 - Friday, 19th October 2018

TALON The Best of The EaglesOver the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and the 'GREATEST HITS TOUR 2018' will once again feature all those classic 'Eagles Greatest Hits' from their timeless back catalogue including 'Hotel California'.
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Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Saturday, 20th October 2018

American WrestlingAll action family supershow. See the superstars live in action, including the WWE UK Champion.
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Thursday, 25th October 2018 - Thursday, 25th October 2018

Stewart FranicsThe star of 'Mock the Week', 'Live at the Apollo' and 'Crackerjack' embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER!!! See him before he heads off... INTO THE PUNSET.
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Friday, 26th October 2018 - Friday, 26th October 2018

The Lionel Richie SongbookEndorsed by Lionel Richie, this brand-new production features a stellar line-up of world class musicians and the awesome talent of Malcolm Pitt as the voice of Lionel Richie in this high octane show which includes all the greatest hits...
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Saturday, 27th October 2018 - Saturday, 27th October 2018

ShowaddywaddyTheir live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe. 'Under The Moon of Love', 'Three Steps to Heaven', 'Hey Rock & Roll', 'When', 'Blue Moon', 'Pretty Little Angel Eyes' and many, many more.
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Sunday, 28th October 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

Crafty's Halloween SpooktacularThe show where every child receives a Trick Or Treat present! From the team behind Easter Bunny's Eggs Factor, Santa's Christmas Wish and Marty MacDonald's Farm comes a brand new show for 2018
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Saturday, 10th November 2018 - Saturday, 17th November 2018

Saturday, 17th November 2018 - Saturday, 17th November 2018

Sweet CharitySweet Charity is a musical in every sense of the word. Cy Coleman has captured the rhythms and sounds, and Dorothy Fields the vernacular of fun, of 60s New York. It's a dancing show, too, with great opportunity for use of dramatic movement. There's one of the all-time great show-stopping numbers...
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Thursday, 22nd November 2018 - Thursday, 22nd November 2018

Dave SpikeyIn this show he will look back on his remarkable life and his incredible journey from working class lad to Chief Biomedical Scientist to much loved comedy performer and writer via Phoenix Nights, Eight out of Ten Cats, Bullseye, Dead Man Weds, Magnolia, The Royal Variety Show, Parkinson and many...
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Thursday, 14th March 2019 - Thursday, 14th March 2019

Dan Snow - An Evening with the History GuyWell-known historian, broadcaster and BBC TV presenter Dan Snow recounts anecdotes of memorable experiences from his very successful career.
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Friday, 22nd March 2019 - Friday, 22nd March 2019

Justin MoorhouseThese days Justin's not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that's before we begin to worry about what's happening in America…..closer to home he's starting to feel redundant as a parent.
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Monday, 13th May 2019 - Monday, 13th May 2019

Paul MertonPaul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road in 2019 to visit some of their favourite parts of the UK with another evening of mind-blowing improvisation.
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Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsHighly Commended Small Visitor Attaction Highly Commended Small Visitor Attaction 2011
  • Sub-Regional AwardsCultural Venue/Organisation Award Cultural Venue/Organisation Award 2016

Directions

Road Directions

From junction 10 of the M65 follow the brown and white signs for Burnley Town Centre; after the second roundabout take the right-hand lane to the traffic lights; fork right onto Trafalgar Street then take the first left off the roundabout at the end of the street; you are now on Manchester Road. Burnley Mechanics is on the left next to the Town Hall.

Public Transport Directions

There is a bus stop directly outside the building.

Facilities

Other

  • Concessionary Admission Charges
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Open All Year

Venue Facilities

  • Theatre

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access/Toilets

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