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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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday11:00 - 16:00*
Saturday10:00 - 12:45*
SundayClosed*
Bistro (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
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

Friday, 26th April 2019 - Friday, 26th April 2019

A Rush of Laughter Comedy ClubMC Adam Rushton who himself spent over half a decade on the live comedy circuit delivers an evening of hilarious stand up featuring:
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Sunday, 28th April 2019 - Sunday, 28th April 2019

CoppeliaA lively production infused with old world charm, Coppelia appeals to audiences of all ages with its captivating story of an eccentric toymaker and his beloved doll.
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Saturday, 4th May 2019 - Saturday, 4th May 2019

Be Bop a LulaThe West End smash hit comes to town starring five giants of rock'n'roll – Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly.
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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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Friday, 17th May 2019 - Friday, 17th May 2019

The Clone Roses & Oas-isLong regarded as the number one tribute to seminal Manchester band The Stone Roses, 'The Clone Roses' return to Burnley to grace The Mechanics stage.
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Saturday, 18th May 2019 - Saturday, 18th May 2019

Sunday, 19th May 2019 - Sunday, 19th May 2019

Jasper Carrott's Stand Up and RockThe 2019 tour will see the legendary Jasper Carrott back with a new stand up show before introducing his musical compatriots that have been 'rockin' audiences all over the world.
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Thursday, 23rd May 2019 - Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Sir Ian McKellenAmbassador Theatre Group presents IAN MCKELLEN ON STAGE. With Tolkien, Shakespeare, others …and you!
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Friday, 24th May 2019 - Friday, 24th May 2019

Reginald D HunterCelebrating his twentieth anniversary as a comedian living and performing in the UK, Reginald D Hunter sets out on a forty date tour of the UK and Ireland in 2019 with his highly anticipated new show.
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Saturday, 25th May 2019 - Saturday, 25th May 2019

One Night of QueenPerformed by GARY MULLEN AND THE WORKS. In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV's "Stars In Their Eyes" Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up.
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Saturday, 15th June 2019 - Saturday, 15th June 2019

Moorland Ballet GalaSee the bright stars of tomorrow celebrating ballet in a sensational mixed bill. Experience timeless classics to never seen before works, created by critically acclaimed and award winning choreographer Kenneth Tindall.
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Friday, 21st June 2019 - Friday, 21st June 2019

Saturday, 22nd June 2019 - Saturday, 22nd June 2019

The World Famous ELVIS Show starring Chris ConnorLPM Productions present: DIRECT FROM THE WEST END, THE WORLD FAMOUS ELVIS SHOW, STARRING CHRIS CONNOR.
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Friday, 27th September 2019 - Friday, 27th September 2019

Re-Take ThatJoin the UK's favourite tribute act Re-Take That for the ultimate Take That party night with a live and fully interactive sing-a-long experience.
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Saturday, 5th October 2019 - Saturday, 5th October 2019

Soul LegendsTalented singers and musicians, jaw-dropping choreography and costumes revive Respect, Soul Man, Ain't Nobody, Knock On Wood, Midnight Hour,Proud Mary, You're My First My Last My Everything, Best Of My Love, River Deep Mountain High, Ain't No Stopping Us Now, Beat It, Three Times a Lady, Get Down...
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Saturday, 19th October 2019 - Saturday, 19th October 2019

Rock and Roll RevolutionAward-winning band The Bluejays (featuring stars of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story,Dreamboats & Petticoats and Million Dollar Quartet) take you on a jiving journey through the fabulous fifties.
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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

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Venue Facilities

  • Theatre

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