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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

Saturday, 29th June 2019 - Saturday, 29th June 2019

The Ballroom BoysIan Waite & Vincent Simone - THE BALLROOM BOYS Strictly Come Dancing favourites Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are joining forces in 2019 with their brand new production - THE BALLROOM BOYS. Argentine Tango legend Vincent and King of the Ballroom Ian, will be joined by two professional female…
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Wednesday, 3rd July 2019 - Wednesday, 3rd July 2019

Thursday, 4th July 2019 - Thursday, 4th July 2019

Friday, 5th July 2019 - Friday, 5th July 2019

Saturday, 6th July 2019 - Saturday, 6th July 2019

Saturday, 6th July 2019 - Sunday, 7th July 2019

ChicagoSet in the legendary city during the roaring "jazz hot" 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma's serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie's been…
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Tuesday, 9th July 2019 - Tuesday, 9th July 2019

Wednesday, 10th July 2019 - Wednesday, 10th July 2019

Thursday, 11th July 2019 - Friday, 12th July 2019

AnnieBrave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan's orphanage until her luck changes when she's chosen to spend a fairy-tale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie's search for her…
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Sunday, 21st July 2019 - Sunday, 21st July 2019

Alice in WonderlandALICE IN WONDERLAND - Picnic in the beautiful surroundings of Towneley Park and enjoy magical theatre. Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful, topsy-turvy adventure and meet a host of outlandish characters including the troublesome twins, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, the…
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Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

The Fire of OlympusThe Fire of Olympus or, On Sticking It To The Man A spectacular take on the legends of Prometheus and Pandora, featuring brilliant singers, powerful music, and the voices of 1,000 volunteers. Passion, politics, tragedy, comedy, revolution and anarchy: unmissable.
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Friday, 20th September 2019 - Friday, 20th September 2019

Pinked FloydThey offer an engaging and energetic performance celebrating the magical music of Pink Floyd with a stunning video and laser show to complement their exciting and amazingly accurate performance of music spanning the entire output of the Floyd, with a selection of tracks from nearly all the albums…
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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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Friday, 4th October 2019 - Friday, 4th October 2019

Barry Steele and FriendsHe's the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world's darkest and most emotional ballads, yet Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music. The one and only Barry Steele takes on the role in The Roy…
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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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