Burnley Mechanics has two volunteer opportunities; you are welcome to sign up to either or both.  There is no deadline for the roles as they will run all year. We are really keen to give people an opportunity to gain experience,  to influence what happens in our Front Room, and to play a part in keeping the Mechanics a vibrant and welcoming theatre in the heart of Burnley.

Community Promoter

We want to make The Front Room at Burnley Mechanics a thriving home for new theatre, music, art and more, and we want you to be at the heart of it. 

We’re looking for enthusiastic, local people to join us for monthly meetings where you’ll help to choose, organise and host professional events in The Front Room.

Are you passionate about making things happen in Burnley? Would you like to see more exciting things come to your town? Then get in touch with Stephie by emailing stephie@culturapedia.co or calling 01254 674 777 to find out more!

Front of House Volunteer

We need volunteers, not to mend cars, but to enjoy arts, theatre, music and culture.

Burnley Mechanics is regarded as one of the most well respected receiving theatres in the UK having played host to national and international artists form all genres of performance, arts and culture.

Recently the Mechanics has undergone major refurbishment, opened a bistro and gin bar and developed un-used space into dance studios and smaller performance auditorium. Further plans are afoot to re-develop the lower floors of the building into a community facility and resource for the entire town.

The Mechanics is part of Burnley Leisure, a registered charity and we are looking for volunteers to work evenings and weekends to support the existing team in its front of house department. We need Volunteer Meet & Greeters who are able to add to our already renowned hospitality and warm welcome.

As a Volunteer Meet & Greeter you will not only get the chance to meet a varied audience base, but enjoy the performances taking place at the Mechanics and get a real feel for arts, culture and entertainment. You will need to be smart, personable and enjoy talking and engaging with the general public.  As you get to know the Mechanics and its programme of events we hope you will be able to signpost people to other events and generally promote everything that the Mechanics and Burnley Leisure has to offer.

In return we will provide volunteers with a smart uniform, training, travel expenses and time to watch some fantastic performances.

For more information please contact Mark Dempsey, Hospitality & Catering Manager on 01282 664400

We hope to welcome you to the Mechanics Team soon.

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Burnley Mechanics

New for 2019, hilarious comedy club set in the relaxed cabaret ambience of our Front Room / Lounge Bar with the bar open throughout.
A Rush of Laughter Comedy with MC Adam Rushton who himself spent over half a decade on the live comedy circuit delivers an evening of hilarious stand up!
with Seymour Mace - A legend on the comedy circuit whose TV and radio credits include, Boy Meets Girl, Dave Gorman's Pub Olympics, Clive Andersons Chat Room, Radio 2, The World Stands Up and Comedy Central

Keith Carter - One of the best current character comedians, his unique ability to improvise and interact with an audience whilst delivering a perfectly honed set of belly-laugh gags and hilariously surreal stories has taken him across the globe

Njambi McGrath - A familiar face on TV Njambi has become a firm favourite on the comedy festival scene across the UK

Friday 26th April | 8pm | £14 >> bit.ly/2STJd1M

**May contain language or themes that could offend - Over 18 only**
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2 days ago

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Live on our stage before the release of their upcoming film, The Fisherman's Friends perform traditional songs of the sea handed down by their forefathers!

Saturday 9th March | 7.30 | £23 >>https://bit.ly/2yAxCMk
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3 days ago

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We are proud to bring him back to the UK for his, “Back from Vegas” Tour!

Mick’s special guest for the tour is the hilarious, Billy Hunter. This will be a great night out filled with fun and laughter...

Friday 5th April | 7.30 | £19 >> bit.ly/2sgDCqZ
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3 days ago

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Selling out alert!!! Four of our six fabulous Christmas party nights have already sold out! Only two nights left with some availability so don't miss out book your party in quick and experience our brand new Moulin Rouge theme, fantastic food and brilliant band Boomin. Full details on our website. youtu.be/fiyc2b4x4jEBoomin are without doubt the greatest party band on the planet. With mash-ups and mega-mixes plus on stage antics, you'll soon become Original Junkies! Boomi... ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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Not long now until Sanderson Dance & Fitness Centre present REFLECTIONS

Students of all ages perform their extremely popular annual dance show...

Friday 8th - Sunday 10th February | £10.50 >> bit.ly/2DoueJn
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