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Burnley Mechanics 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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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 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Friday11:00 - 16:00*
Saturday10:00 - 12:45*
Bistro (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
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


Friday, 6th October 2023 - Friday, 6th October 2023

Jersey Beats
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Wednesday, 11th October 2023 - Wednesday, 11th October 2023

The Greatest Magician: an Evening of WondersThe Greatest Magician: an Evening of WondersThis dazzling, five star rated magic show will leave you aching with laughter and dizzy in disbelief.
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Thursday, 12th October 2023 - Thursday, 12th October 2023

Carpenters Gold​​​​​​​Carpenters Gold supremely captures how they were 'live in concert' and is a must for all fans of the fantastic Karen and Richard.
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Friday, 13th October 2023 - Friday, 13th October 2023

King of PopKing of Pop​​​​​​​With an incredible band and dancers, Navi takes you closer than ever dreamed to an original Michael Jackson concert.
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Saturday, 14th October 2023 - Saturday, 14th October 2023

Johnny Cash RoadshowOnly show to be endorsed by the Cash family.
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Sunday, 15th October 2023 - Sunday, 15th October 2023

The Wizard of Oz BalletJoin Ballet Theatre UK as you follow the yellow brick road and discover all the wonders of Oz.
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Wednesday, 18th October 2023 - Wednesday, 18th October 2023

Slay QueenzJoin the latest three winners of RuPaul Drag Race UK for an exclusive spectacular of side-splitting laughs, jaw-dropping vocals and eye-popping outfits.
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Thursday, 19th October 2023 - Thursday, 19th October 2023

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Much Ado About NothingA classic combination of a hacked-to-bits Shakespeare script, half a dozen professional actors and a bucket load of booze. 
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Friday, 20th October 2023 - Friday, 20th October 2023

Totally TinaThis breath-taking tribute to Tina Turner celebrates the amazing life and work of the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll.
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Saturday, 21st October 2023 - Saturday, 21st October 2023

Talon: The Best of the EaglesThis world class seven-piece band have, over the last quarter of a century, completely transcended the tag of tribute and become, not only revered by their peers but dearly loved by their fans.
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Monday, 23rd October 2023 - Monday, 23rd October 2023

An Evening and a Little Bit of a Morning with Mark SteelMark will try to keep it to a decent length, but it could so easily end up as an evening and part of the next day.
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Saturday, 28th October 2023 - Saturday, 28th October 2023

The Upbeat BeatlesA two-hour spectacular show not to be missed, for Beatles fans new and old.
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Wednesday, 1st November 2023 - Wednesday, 1st November 2023

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Saturday, 4th November 2023 - Saturday, 4th November 2023

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Tuesday, 14th November 2023 - Tuesday, 14th November 2023

Wednesday, 15th November 2023 - Wednesday, 15th November 2023

Friday, 17th November 2023 - Friday, 17th November 2023

Saturday, 18th November 2023 - Saturday, 18th November 2023

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Friday, 24th November 2023 - Friday, 24th November 2023

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Saturday, 25th November 2023 - Saturday, 25th November 2023

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Friday, 1st December 2023 - Friday, 1st December 2023

Saturday, 2nd December 2023 - Saturday, 2nd December 2023

Friday, 8th December 2023 - Friday, 8th December 2023

Saturday, 9th December 2023 - Saturday, 9th December 2023

Friday, 15th December 2023 - Friday, 15th December 2023

Saturday, 16th December 2023 - Saturday, 16th December 2023

Friday, 22nd December 2023 - Friday, 22nd December 2023

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Friday, 12th January 2024 - Friday, 12th January 2024

Saturday, 13th January 2024 - Saturday, 13th January 2024

Sunday, 14th January 2024 - Sunday, 14th January 2024

Friday, 19th January 2024 - Friday, 19th January 2024

Saturday, 20th January 2024 - Saturday, 20th January 2024

Sunday, 21st January 2024 - Sunday, 21st January 2024

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Friday, 2nd February 2024 - Friday, 2nd February 2024

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Friday, 16th February 2024 - Friday, 16th February 2024

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Thursday, 29th February 2024 - Thursday, 29th February 2024

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Tuesday, 5th March 2024 - Tuesday, 5th March 2024

Wednesday, 6th March 2024 - Wednesday, 6th March 2024

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  • 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


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.



  • 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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