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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At Towneley Park this summer...

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Immersion Theatre proudly bring their trademark energy to their most spectacularly bonkers show to date!

As children and adults alike are invited to join in the hilarity of seeing this classic story brought vividly to life before having the opportunity to meet the characters after the show...

why not come dressed up as your favourite? A perfect day out for the entire family, you’d be mad to miss it.

Sunday 21st July | 3pm | £14 | Children £10 | Family of Four £44 >> bit.ly/2DXvCkW
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A fabulous night with Sir Ian Mckellen ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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“The Fire Of Olympus; or, On Sticking It To The Man” tells the story of Prometheus and Pandora in a brand-new opera by Tim Benjamin, performed by the innovative mavericks Radius Opera!

New opera, Makes you think

Saturday 14th September | 7.30 | £14 | Concessions £12 >> bit.ly/2U5yfKJ
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3 days ago

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Its Here after a 2 week break Episode 66 of Curtain Call. This week Scott and Raynor get reacquainted with you, we give some show updates and tell you about some new shows for Autumn. Scott won't stop talking, Raynor makes a funny noise and all the madness is back. Dont forget to Like Comment and Share ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

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Back by popular demand...

The World Famous ELVIS Show starring Chris Connor

With his 12 piece band and backing vocals by The Sweet Harmonies!

Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd June | 7.30 | £26.50 >> bit.ly/2KNTEUM
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