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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.

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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 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday11:00 - 16:00*
Saturday10:00 - 12:45*
SundayClosed*
Bistro (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
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, 1st October 2021 - Friday, 1st October 2021

80's Mania80's Mania28 chart-topping artistes from the 80's are authentically recreated to look and sound as they did back in the day with a full live band
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Friday, 8th October 2021 - Friday, 8th October 2021

John LydonJohn LydonHe's a legend and an icon, a revolutionary and an immortal. John Lydon – aka Johnny Rotten – changed the face of music and sparked a cultural revolution.
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Thursday, 14th October 2021 - Thursday, 14th October 2021

The Jazz and Gin ClubThe Jazz and Gin ClubMechanics Jazz and Gin Club is back! This season we've invited Kovacs & Co to join us for a night of Jazz and Blues.
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Saturday, 16th October 2021 - Saturday, 16th October 2021

FastloveFastloveDirect from London's West End, the UK's finest George Michael tribute show.
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Wednesday, 27th October 2021 - Wednesday, 27th October 2021

How the Koala Learnt to HugHow the Koala Learnt to HugHow The Koala Learnt To Hug By Steven Lee The Tenth Anniversary Tour
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Saturday, 6th November 2021 - Saturday, 6th November 2021

Jim DavidsonJim DavidsonAfter months of lock-down, and with the comedy pressure valve set to explode, the people's favourite is back with a brand-new show for 2021!
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Saturday, 13th November 2021 - Saturday, 13th November 2021

Tuesday, 16th November 2021 - Tuesday, 16th November 2021

Wednesday, 17th November 2021 - Wednesday, 17th November 2021

Thursday, 18th November 2021 - Thursday, 18th November 2021

Friday, 19th November 2021 - Friday, 19th November 2021

Saturday, 20th November 2021 - Saturday, 20th November 2021

9 to 5 The Musical9 to 5 The MusicalSet in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.
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Friday, 26th November 2021 - Friday, 26th November 2021

ELO ExperienceELO ExperienceCelebrating the great music of Jeff Lynn and The Electric Light Orchestra
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Saturday, 27th November 2021 - Saturday, 27th November 2021

Talon: The Best of the EaglesTalon: The Best of the EaglesTalon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK
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Sunday, 28th November 2021 - Sunday, 28th November 2021

The Snow Queen BalletThe Snow Queen BalletJoin Ballet Theatre UK in their beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale ballet, The Snow Queen.
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Friday, 7th January 2022 - Friday, 7th January 2022

Saturday, 8th January 2022 - Saturday, 8th January 2022

Sunday, 9th January 2022 - Sunday, 9th January 2022

Thursday, 13th January 2022 - Thursday, 13th January 2022

Friday, 14th January 2022 - Friday, 14th January 2022

Saturday, 15th January 2022 - Saturday, 15th January 2022

Sunday, 16th January 2022 - Sunday, 16th January 2022

Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty
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Friday, 4th February 2022 - Friday, 4th February 2022

Ben HartBen HartBritain's Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is embarking on his debut solo tour.
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Friday, 11th February 2022 - Friday, 11th February 2022

The Upbeat BeatlesThe Upbeat BeatlesThe Upbeat Beatles are second to none - powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship.
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Friday, 18th February 2022 - Friday, 18th February 2022

The Noise Next DoorThe Noise Next DoorThe quickest wits in comedy are charging into their sixth national tour with a spectacular new show that will trample your expectations.
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Saturday, 19th February 2022 - Saturday, 19th February 2022

The Ultimate Classic Rock ShowThe Ultimate Classic Rock ShowDust off your air guitars for The Ultimate Classic Rock Show, an evening of the very best Classic Rock anthems from legends past and present.
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Friday, 25th February 2022 - Friday, 25th February 2022

Friends the MusicalFriends the MusicalFriends! The Musical is a hilarious good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show in an uncensored, hilarious, fast-paced, music-filled production.
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Friday, 4th March 2022 - Friday, 4th March 2022

Shaun RyderShaun RyderAn evening with Shaun Ryder features an in-depth interview with the man himself about his years in Happy Mondays and Black Grape
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Friday, 11th March 2022 - Friday, 11th March 2022

Menopause the MusicalMenopause the MusicalIn our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical®
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Saturday, 12th March 2022 - Saturday, 12th March 2022

Reginald D HunterReginald D HunterClimate change. Mass unemployment. Economic pandemics. The rise of global fascism. So what the hell could this man POSSIBLY say to upset you?
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Saturday, 26th March 2022 - Saturday, 26th March 2022

Pinked FloydPinked FloydThey offer an engaging and energetic performance celebrating the magical music of Pink Floyd with a stunning video and laser show
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Saturday, 2nd April 2022 - Saturday, 2nd April 2022

The Lancashire HotpotsThe Lancashire HotpotsThere's only one thing more satisfying than a visit to the chippy and that's an evening with The Lancashire Hotpots
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Sunday, 3rd April 2022 - Sunday, 3rd April 2022

Paul Merton's Impro ChumsPaul Merton's Impro ChumsPaul Merton, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road in 2022 to visit some of their favourite parts of the UK with another evening of mind-blowing improvisation
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Thursday, 14th April 2022 - Thursday, 14th April 2022

Mark Billy BillinghamMark Billy Billingham
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Thursday, 21st April 2022 - Thursday, 21st April 2022

Ian Waite & Vincent Simone... Act TwoIan Waite & Vincent Simone... Act TwoThe Ballroom Boys double act Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are set to return with their brand new show - Ian Waite and Vincent Simone….ACT TWO,
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Friday, 22nd April 2022 - Friday, 22nd April 2022

Omid DjaliliOmid Djalili
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Sunday, 24th April 2022 - Sunday, 24th April 2022

The Wizard of OzThe Wizard of OzJoin Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion as they journey on a panto-filled adventure through Oz to meet the legendary Wizard and defeat the Wicked Witch of the West.
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Saturday, 7th May 2022 - Saturday, 7th May 2022

The UK Rock ShowThe UK Rock ShowGet ready to be transported back to the 80s heyday of classic rock, combining the feel of a rock festival with the atmosphere of a top end rock arena tour.
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Friday, 13th May 2022 - Friday, 13th May 2022

90's Live90's LiveFrom Take That to Oasis, Spice Girls to Supergrass get ready for this non-stop 90's extravaganza as we set you free and pump up the jam
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Saturday, 14th May 2022 - Saturday, 14th May 2022

Lost in MusicLost in MusicGet ready to recreate the Magical 70's and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco!
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Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Saturday, 28th May 2022

From the JamFrom the JamFrom the Jam are led by bassist/singer Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings. Together they will be performing acoustic interpretations of The Jam's classic back catalogue such as "Start", "Town Called Malice",
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Friday, 10th June 2022 - Friday, 10th June 2022

One Night of QueenOne Night of Queenne Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time.
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Saturday, 25th June 2022 - Saturday, 25th June 2022

Powerhouse Gospel ChoirPowerhouse Gospel ChoirDon't miss this fabulous evening featuring all your favourite gospel tunes and more along with a special guest appearance from Valley Academy's Valley Aloud Community Choir.
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Saturday, 23rd July 2022 - Saturday, 23rd July 2022

Chris Connor: The World Famous ElvisChris Connor: The World Famous ElvisThe World Famous ELVIS Show starring and created by the world renowned Chris Connor. With his 12 piece band and backing vocals by The Sweet Harmonies
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Friday, 7th October 2022 - Friday, 7th October 2022

Magic of MotownMagic of MotownCelebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations & many more are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.
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Friday, 14th October 2022 - Friday, 14th October 2022

The Simon & Garfunkel StoryThe Simon & Garfunkel StoryThe Simon & Garfunkel Story is back on the road!
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Saturday, 29th October 2022 - Saturday, 29th October 2022

The Little MermaidThe Little MermaidAPL THEATRE dives into Burnley Mechanics with their brand new adaptation of THE LITTLE MERMAID.
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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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