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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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Sing-a-long-a Productions invite you to “Be our Guest” at Singalonga Beauty and the Beast next April!
This is your chance to sing your heart out to the Disney songs of your childhood such as “Be our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston” and not forgetting the “Beauty and The Beast”. Sing along with Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson in this romantic fairy tale and see if you can stop those tears at the end.
Saturday 21st April, 2:30pm & 7pm
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CBeebies' Mister Maker is back at Burnley Mechanics Theatre on Saturday 7th October with his smash hit live theatre tour! 😆😍 This fab live show encourages Mini Makers and grown-ups to sing, dan...

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Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, the Canadian tour-de-force, Tom Stade, is back with a brand-new show for 2017.
Renowned for his carefree attitude and broad-minded vision, nothing is taboo to this enlightened and captivating comedy legend. Combining off-the-scale charm, razor-sharp wit and a no-holds-barred attitude; Tom pledges to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Kick back and enter the awesome and mischievous world of Tom Stade as he provides an inspiring and incisive antidote to these dark and uncertain times. Simply sublime comedy…I SWEAR.
Saturday 14th October, 7:30pm
Tickets £17.50 / £16 concessions
Pre-theatre dining is available 2 hours prior, booking is essential.
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Next Wednesday join us in Thompson Park for a Family Fun Day and a very 'Special Delivery.'
Bring a picnic and find out about some fantastic projects and events happening at Burnley Mechanics this Autumn and watch a free family show!
SPECIAL DELIVERY is a simple story about the delights of trying something unexpected. When a heavily laden postman is suddenly surprised by a rain shower he discovers that all his packages have lost their labels. In the process of trying to work out the intended recipients, he discovers a bit more about the people on his rounds - and decides to bring a little sunshine into all of their lives.
The show lasts 15 minutes, but there will also be some free craft activities and plenty of interesting and exciting things to find out about. Show times are 11.30am, 1.15pm and 2pm.
There will also be plenty of other activities going on in Thompson Park during the day including The Boathouse and Thompson Park Railway.
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Just over 2 weeks until 'The Devil in Disguise' himself, Joe Pasquale comes to Burnley Mechanics.
Be prepared to giggle this September with the news that the unstoppable comedian Joe Pasquale is set to unleash more of his silliness on the British public with a new show - The Devil in Disguise.
We all have a good side, a dark side and a backside... so come and witness Joe Pasquale showing off all three, in a show that defies description.
Sunday 3rd September, 7:30pm
Tickets £18.50 / £16.50 Concessions
Pre-theatre dining is available 2 hours prior, booking is essential.
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