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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 what 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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We've now got availability for TWO of our Christmas Party nights - Saturday 2nd (Soul Revolution) and Friday 8th (Dexter)
These are the hottest tickets in town so don't leave it too late to book yours, call the box office on 01282 664400
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Forget Weightwatchers and join The Lancashire Hotpots for a night of madcap music and laughs on Saturday 15th July.
They'll be stopping at the Mechanics with their Food Glorious Food tour, packed full with all their favourite songs about grub as well as favourites such as Shop Mobility Scooter and I Fear Ikea.
Tickets £15 / £13 concessions
Pre-show dining available 2 hour prior, don't forget to reserve your table!
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Ricky Cool and the In Crowd return to Burnley for a 2nd year with another front room performance on Saturday 9th September.
Front man Ricky said "We're looking forward to playing Burnley Mechanics. It's a venue with a great reputation and we're excited about bringing our music to a new audience".
They play a variety of music styles under the banner of rhythm and blues. Early Jamaican grooves are mixed in with the American to recreate the musical styles that were so much a part of the early Mod culture.
Tickets £10
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Alice in Wonderland Ballet this Sunday. Tickets available, from £14.50 ... See MoreSee Less

A bit of pirouettes! Dancers: Erin McNeill and Oliver Cooper

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