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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

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, 29th March 2019 - Friday, 29th March 2019

Rock on TommyTouring by public demand, the hilarious comedy play set in a popular Spanish holiday resort. Written by Bobby Ball, this "must see" adventure combines sitcom and variety with some outstanding and memorable stand-up comedy from Cannon and Ball. A night of truly great comedy entertainment!
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Sunday, 31st March 2019 - Sunday, 31st March 2019

Beauty and the BeastAnton Benson Productions present Beauty and the Beast Easter pantomime. Another jam packed Easter pantomime full of fun and laughter for all the family.
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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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