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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

Wednesday, 26th September 2018 - Wednesday, 26th September 2018

Little Baby BumStep into the magical and colourful world of LITTLE BABY BUM. Join Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their Nursery Rhyme friends at the world premiere of a brand new LIVE show.
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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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Friday, 28th September 2018 - Friday, 28th September 2018

The Only One in the WorldFollow one girl's journey into a world of grooming and abuse, told beautifully through storytelling and spoken word with heart breaking consequences.
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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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Monday, 1st October 2018 - Monday, 1st October 2018

Summats up, down and acrossBurnley Literary Festival present Lancashire Women's Centre Players present a series of monologues telling of shared experiences of women - sometimes touching, often humorous, always genuine tales from the heart. The performances will raise awareness, raise a laugh, raise an eyebrow and also raise...
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Friday, 5th October 2018 - Friday, 5th October 2018

Josh HindleAn intimate evening of live music from the Great American Songbook, West end and Broadway musicals and more performed by award winning Josh Hindle and his band.
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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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Wednesday, 21st November 2018 - Wednesday, 21st November 2018

Shakespeare for School FestivalJoin on 21st November for an exhilarating evening, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools.
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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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Sunday, 25th November 2018 - Sunday, 25th November 2018

Christmas Classics with BLAKEBrit-Award-winning vocalists BLAKE celebrate Christmas in style, with a unique show featuring over twenty festive anthems, top class musicians, hand-picked choirs and guaranteed snow-storms every night!
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Tuesday, 27th November 2018 - Tuesday, 27th November 2018

Burnley Schools Gotta DanceBurnley schools and local dance schools combine to present a wonderful evening jam packed with a variety of dance joined by talented local singers.
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Sunday, 2nd December 2018 - Sunday, 2nd December 2018

The Mechanics Jazz and Gin ClubSit back, relax and sip on one of our speciality gins (other drinks are available), as their Front Room is transformed into an intimate Jazz club for the night.
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Friday, 11th January 2019 - Friday, 11th January 2019

Saturday, 12th January 2019 - Saturday, 12th January 2019

Sunday, 13th January 2019 - Sunday, 13th January 2019

Thursday, 17th January 2019 - Thursday, 17th January 2019

Friday, 18th January 2019 - Friday, 18th January 2019

Saturday, 19th January 2019 - Saturday, 19th January 2019

Sunday, 20th January 2019 - Sunday, 20th January 2019

Jack and the BeanstalkRenowned for their high quality shows, award winning Burnley Pantomime Society are set to thrill audiences once again with one of the most popular tales ever told. Packed with comedy, great music, stunning scenery, wonderful costumes heroes, villains, audience participation and all the excitement...
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Friday, 1st February 2019 - Friday, 1st February 2019

Buddy Holly's Winter Dance Party58 years on from what was to prove to be Buddy, Ritchie and The Big Bopper's final concerts, we present a celebration of their music, together with that of Dion and the Belmonts.
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Friday, 8th February 2019 - Friday, 8th February 2019

Saturday, 9th February 2019 - Saturday, 9th February 2019

Sunday, 10th March 2019 - Sunday, 10th March 2019

ReflectionsSanderson's Dance & Fitness Centre present REFLECTIONS. Students of all ages perform their extremely popular annual dance show.
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Saturday, 16th February 2019 - Saturday, 16th February 2019

Get ReadyTake a trip back to 1960s Detroit with the brand-new, celebrated stage show featuring the music of the Temptations, Four Tops, Supremes, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
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Friday, 22nd February 2019 - Friday, 22nd February 2019

Voulez VousFor more than a quarter of a century Voulez Vous have been entertaining audiences worldwide. The producers have totally transformed the show to give the audience an even greater Abba experience, with more than forty costume changes throughout this spectacular show.
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Saturday, 23rd February 2019 - Saturday, 23rd February 2019

Giovanni PerniceBBC Strictly Come Dancing's favourite Italian, two-time finalist AND double Guinness World Record holder, Giovanni Pernice, is bringing his sell-out 2017 tour DANCE IS LIFE back to theatres in 2019, due to huge demand!
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Thursday, 28th February 2019 - Thursday, 28th February 2019

An Interesting Evening with Steve DavisA household name for over 30 years both on and off the green baize, six times champion of the snooker world, Steve Davis, finally retired from competitive play in April 2016.
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Friday, 1st March 2019 - Friday, 1st March 2019

The Pasadena Roof OrchestraWith an unparalleled reputation across the UK, Europe and beyond, for 50 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s.
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Saturday, 2nd March 2019 - Saturday, 2nd March 2019

Cirque EnchantmentThis spectacular concert style cirque production features stunning choreography, breath-taking vocals and mesmerising circus performers.
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Thursday, 7th March 2019 - Thursday, 7th March 2019

Jim Davidson - The People Fight Back TourThe people's favourite and one of Britain's greatest ever comedians, Jim Davidson OBE telling it 'like it is'.
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Sunday, 10th March 2019 - Sunday, 10th March 2019

Grimethorpe Colliery Brass BandNational and British Open Champions on numerous occasions; the band's contest successes remain legendary. Their noted concert performances include the FIFA World Cup, BAFTA Awards, BBC Proms, Eurovision and London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Recipient of two gold discs and a BAFTA...
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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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Thursday, 21st March 2019 - Thursday, 21st March 2019

Steeleye SpanFolk Rock Pioneers, STEELEYE SPAN 50th Anniversary Tour. A vintage year for music and the end of a decade that changed the world, 1969 would also see the birth of a band that would go on to become one of the most enduring stories in the folk world and beyond.
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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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Saturday, 23rd March 2019 - Saturday, 23rd March 2019

80's ManiaEurope's official Eighties Reunion concert show returns by popular demand!
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Friday, 5th April 2019 - Friday, 5th April 2019

Mick MillerIn 2017, Mick Miller was offered the chance of a lifetime to perform at a major showroom in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas. The offer came from ITV and meant that he would be part of a team of established "older" artistes that had never worked in Las Vegas. The idea being, "could...
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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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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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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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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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