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The Front Room is now in use after a year of re-development and a huge transformation, 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 will become 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’re already working hard to plan in new acts for 2015 in the space including performances from folk artists Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, emerging comedians as well as regular Open Mic  and a College Band night’s.
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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BIG BAND BOOGIE returns bigger and better for the 3 year running! Join Josh Hindle along with the 17 piece Swing City Big Band on Saturday 20th May for a fantastic evening filled with big band hits, from Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and many more.
Tickets £14 / £10 concessions
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Join us when scarecrows Harry & Betty decide to get married on Thursday 4th May. Harry sets off on his adventure to get all the wedding day essential but is shortly replaced by Reginald Rake when the farmer realises he's missing a scarecrow...
Can Reginald persuade Betty that he is the scarecrow for her? Will Harry make it back in the nick of time before Reginald ruins their special day?
Tickets £10 - 10% discount for schools and group bookings
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The latest artwork to be displayed in the Front Room is brought to you by Stephen Ormerod. His work showcases the industrial heritage of Burnley.
If you're interested in displaying your artwork in either the Front Room or Lounge Bar, get in touch! The space is available to local artists to exhibit their work, and there is still availability throughout 2017. It's free to have an exhibition but there is a (very reasonable) commission on any sales. Around 70,000 people came through the building in the past year with our busy Bistro and sell out shows so it's great exposure for the artwork.
If you would like to find out more please email Rachel Hawthorn at rhawthorn@burnley.gov.uk
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** NOW ON SALE **
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
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