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Operated by Burnley Leisure Trust, Burnley Mechanics is a modern multipurpose, fully accessible venue equipped with retractable / removable seating, state of the art lighting, excellent sound facilities, two bars, two performance venues, a Basement Studio, Bistro and meeting rooms.

This magnificent grade two listed venue was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 1986 to present the very best in entertainment, special events and activities.   Since that time the Mechanics have hosted some of the world’s finest talent from all realms of the performing arts including The Osmonds, Toploader, Patty Smith, Marillion, Buddy Guy, G4, Eddie Izzard, John Bishop, Alan Carr, Lee Nelson, Tim Vine, Hull Truck Theatre, fabulous family shows and many more.

Recent refurbishment has seen this historic building enter a new era with the addition of a new performance space ‘the Front Room’ where exciting new and emerging artists, comedy and new performances more suitable to an intimate audience take place,  a new Basement Rehearsal Studio, a fully equipped Lounge bar, and Simple Classic Bistro.

The Lounge Bar, a modern, vibrant space with sumptuous leather sofas, low lighting and a warm, relaxed feel complete with a Steinway Grand Piano, a gallery display wall featuring work by talented local artist’s and the bar itself boasting Burnley’s largest Gin selection with over 100 gins on offer.  The Colin Sanderson Theatre Bar, exclusive to theatre patrons only, offers the ideal way to enhance your evening.  Before you take your seats relax in the comfortable and friendly surroundings while you pre order your interval drinks to avoid the rush.

As part of the refurbishment a new Bistro, in partnership with Simply Classic, provides a fresh and exciting food concept bringing together great home-cooked food, uniquely presented with excellent service. The Bistro is open for lunch Monday – Saturday and for pre theatre dining two hours before each performance. As exclusive caterers to Burnley Mechanics and Burnley Leisure, Simply Classic also provide high end catering for all events at the venue including conferencing and banqueting.

The Auditorium, The Front Room, Colin Sanderson’s Theatre Bar, The Lounge Bar, The Basement Studio and The Loft are all available for private hire, parties, events, meetings and seminars. Call the administration department on 01282 477114 for more information.

Burnley Mechanics is a tribute to the people of Burnley who backed the rebirth and have supported live entertainment throughout its history.

Without the continued support of our audiences, the Mechanics would not exist. We value the continued support of the local community. Why not tell us what you think about our service, what you would like to see in the theatre and about your experience on our Facebook and Twitter pages? Your comments and feedback are invaluable in helping to shape the future of the Mechanics.

Our vision for the future

Continue our work with emerging artists, new theatre and new performances to the Mechanics to deliver a new and exciting programme of events.  To develop partnerships, recognise when change is required and continue investment into the Leisure Trust.

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Experience the sounds and looks of "Britain's Biggest Selling Chart Singles Band Of All Time"
The perfect tribute to the legendary duo, featuring an impressively experienced line-up including Shaun Michaels and Dave Crawte who together have spent years studying every detail of Rossi and Parfitt's looks, playing styles and stage performances.
Together with an impressive line-up of seriously experienced musicians the Quo Experience is an ongoing chance to 'experience' the sounds and looks of Britain's biggest singles chart band all times as we all remember it!
Friday 23rd February, 8pm
Tickets £10 / concessions £16 bit.ly/2hJegMP
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Let's Get in the Christmas Spirit 🤩 Santa Dash/Stroll at Towneley Park 10.00am 🤩 Put on your Santa hat and join the Up and Active Team for a one mile walk/jog tomorrow morning. #Rosemerecancer...

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With the new reshuffle complete, The South are a full team again and raring to go! Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic Beautiful South songs including A Little Time - the number one single, along with songs from The South's debut album 'Sweet Refrains’ and maybe even new material in the future too.
Saturday 17th March, 7.30pm
Tickets £25 - bit.ly/2hbJrk2
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Its Here episode 10 of curtain call, where we introduce our new artist, give you a walk through to the auditorium, give you the info for 80's mania show and tell you a bit of wrong information (but we put a subtitle on to make it right !!!!)
Don't forget to like comment and share and head to the top of the page and like the page for more news on shows and if you think mechanic-ee-oke is a good idea let us know
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We have now launched a YouTube channel!
We will be posting weekly videos keeping you up to date on all the shows and events that will be taking place here at The Mechanics.
Click the link to subscribe and keep up to date.
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