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. Email:burnleymechanics@burnley.gov.uk

We hope to welcome you to the Mechanics Team soon.

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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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