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The Front Room is now in use after a year of re-development and a huge transformation in 2015, formally known as The Shuttle Bar then Oliver’s Bar and more recently the Press Room, The Front Room – aptly named as it’s development has been partially funded by the Mechanics at HOME project, aspires to create a home from home, an intimate and welcoming space to support our work to bring emerging artists, new theatre and niche performances to the Mechanics.

The Front Room is home to an exciting programme of events, supporting new and emerging artists, comedy and niche performances to a smaller audience in a more intimate performance space.

We’ve already brought you a whole host of events ranging from Folk artists like Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman and Steve Tilston through to blues rock three-pieces like Willie and the Bandits. We’ve even had you covered for comedy with Edinburgh Fringe festival’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice and hilariously funny, interactive comedy dinner shows  like Allo’ Allo’ and Fawlty Towers.

We’ve also been working with Culturapedia to bring you a selection of events chosen by the people of Burnley, for the people of Burnley. From an evening of chilled Latino vibes with Fiesta Latina to music and tales from the Swedish summer with Smorgasballad and a fantastic one man stage show about the life of great Welsh actor, Richard Burton.

Take a look at our brochure to view the upcoming shows we’ve got in the Front Room.
To enquire about a hiring the Front Room for a performance or music gig click here.
To enquire about hiring the Front Room for a conference or party click here.

 

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Our team are preparing for a busy week next week with 6 different shows coming up all within a week!
Keeping the whole family entertain we start the week off on Monday 2nd as we're joined by The Gruffalo Live, shortly followed by Lady Windermere's Fan on Wednesday and MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS on Thursday. Getting ready for a busy weekend we welcome back Mister Maker & the Shapes LIVE on Saturday, whilst also opening our doors on Sunday for our FREE Family Storytelling Festival! Finishing the week off with a Masterclass with Neil White on Monday 9th October.
Tickets for all our shows can be booked either via the box office (01282 664400) or our website; bit.ly/2pVq2px
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Calling all Mini-Makers, IT'S COMPETITION TIME! We've got ONE meet & greet family ticket for Mister Maker Live on Saturday 7th October, 4pm. In true Mister Maker style, we want to see your best craft...

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Notorious for being Ridiculous, Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy’s masters. His brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious stand-up has also made him the undisputed award-winning star of TV shows including ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’, ‘John Bishop Show’, CH4’s O2 Comedy Gala’ and the ‘Royal Variety Performance’.
Don’t miss Jimeoin’s knock-out performance - grab yourself a ring-side seat for an unforgettably hilarious evening of world-class stand-up with Ireland’s champion UFC ("Unbelievably Funny Comedian") - live!
Thursday 2nd November, 7:30pm
Tickets £17.50
Pre-show dining is available 2 hours prior, booking is essential.
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** NOW ON SALE **
Strictly Come Dancing professional, Giovanni Pernice, will be coming back to the Mechanics with his fantastic new show for 2018 - Born to Win - on Friday 11th May!
Giovanni will be joined by seven more world class professionals. The show is produced once more by Strictly Theatre Co. and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing's creative director Jason Gilkison.
Tickets £26 / £25 concessions / £45 VIP
Call the box office on 01282 664400 or visit burnleymechanics.co.uk
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Looking for an afternoon treat? Why not try our Afternoon Tea.
Afternoon Tea is available Monday - Friday until 1:30pm.
Choose between Simply Cream Tea, Classic Afternoon Tea or Prosecco Afternoon Tea - all served for 2 people.
Booking is essential as all our Afternoon Tea is freshly prepared. To make your reservation call 01282 664400
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