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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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Join us for the first ever Mechanics Gin and Jazz Club, as we welcome the Jane Smith Quartet to the Front Room. Playing everything from jazz classics such as The Lady Is A Tramp, At Last and Autumn Leaves to more modern jazz and funk tunes by Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. Sit back, relax and sip on one of our speciality gins (other drinks are available), as our Front Room is transformed into an intimate Jazz club for the night.
Sunday 24th September, 7pm
Tickets £8
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Keep your eye out for our Gruffalo characters that we've got up around the Mechanics as we get ready for The Gruffalo in October.
Get ready to join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?
Songs, laughs and scary fun for children of all ages and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!
Monday 2nd - 4:30pm & Tuesday 3rd October, 10:30am & 1:30pm
Tickets £12.50
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Take yourself back to the golden age of Liverpool's music, comedy and entertainment with ROCKIN' & ROLLING WITH LAUGHTER on Friday 27th October.
Featuring a stellar line-up including The Merseybeats, Beryl Marsden, Mick Miller, Berni Flint, The Merseys and The Dakotas. PLUS an amazing appreciation of Cilla Black.
The show will be a totally unique mixture of the best in Merseybeat music and scouse comedy, taking inspiration from TV classics such as Opportunity Knocks, Ready Steady Go, Top of the Pops and Juke Box Jury.
Tickets £24 / £23 concessions
Pre-show dining is available 2 hours prior, booking is essential!
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BANDS IN THE PARK 2017 PLEASE LIKE & SHARE LIVE MUSIC & FAMILY FUN BANDS ON THE DAY: The Joe Publix Barry Garlow & The Good For Nothin's Deacon Brody Roadkill Revival @BICUIT BROTHERS INNER FRENZY A...

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Our Tommy
An evening of theatre and live music to celebrate and remember the centenary of Burnley lad Thomas Whitham being awarded the Victoria Cross at the battle of Passchendaele in WW1.
A devised theatre show presented by students of Thomas Whitham Sixth form and a live music set from Manchester folk band, Harp and a Monkey make up an evening of spine tingling entertainment.
Wednesday 27th September, 7:30pm
Tickets £10 / £5 members of Royal British Legion / £3 students
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