pre-theatre dining

If you’re attending a show why not start the evening by visiting our Simply Classic Bistro and indulge in some pre-theatre dining?

Simply Classic Bistro opens two hours prior to most performances and will take orders until thirty minutes prior to showtime.  Reservations are essential.  To reserve a table please call 01282 477114 or email

Simply Classic have a five star reputation for offering great food and service in a very different atmosphere not found anywhere else in the town centre. The comfortable and relaxed atmosphere along with fresh food prepared on site allows you to sit back and thoroughly enjoy the evening ahead.

You can view the pre-theatre dining menu here

Pre theatre dining is available for the following performances:

Steeleye Span – Thursday 21st March – from 5.30pm

Justin Moorhouse – Friday 22nd March – from 6pm

80’s Mania – Saturday 23rd March – 6pm

An Audience with Cannon and Ball – Friday 29th March – from 5.30pm

Mick Miller – Friday 5th April – from 5.30pm

A Night at the Musicals – Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th April – from 5.30pm

Coppelia Ballet – Sunday 28th April – from 1pm

Be-Bop-a-Lula – Saturday 4th May – from 5.30pm

Paul Merton – Monday 13th May – from 5.30pm

Jasper Carrott’s Stand Up and Rock – Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May – from 5.30pm

Sir Ian McKellen – Thursday 23rd May – from 5.30pm

Reginald D Hunter – Friday 24th May – from 6pm

One Night of Queen – Saturday 25th May – from 5.30pm

Les Musicals – Friday 31st May – from 5.30pm

The ELO Experience – Friday 7th June – from 5.30pm

The World Famous ELVIS show – Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd June – from 5.30pm

The Ballroom Boys – Saturday 29th June – from 5.30pm

The Haunting of Blaine Manor – 25th October – from 5.30pm

Talon – The Best of the Eagles Saturday 23rd November from 5.30pm

Group Bookings

If you’re in a group of 6 or more and would like to reserve a table for pre theatre dining you will be required to complete a pre-order form. Contact the Box Office on 01282 664400.

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Got tickets to 80's Mania this weekend?

We are pleased to invite you all to the '80's AFTER SHOW PARTY. Straight after the show we have arranged an 80's disco and the bar will stay OPEN !!!!

So don't be 'too shy shy' and at the end of the show we won't tell you to 'beat it'. Carry on enjoying the night with us.

Don't forget out Bistro is always open for pre theatre dining and we do have a few tables left so if you want to dine before hand call the box office now on 01282 664400 to secure your table.

We can't wait to see you on the night its like going to be like totally radical !!
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Its the start of a jam packed weekend here at the Mechanics!

We have folk band Steeleye Span, comedian Justin Moorhouse, 80's Mania and country singer Ryan Cook... something for everyone!
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We still have some tickets left for the very funny Justin Moorhouse who will be here this Friday...

We also have a few places left to dine with us before the show!

Friday 22nd March | 8pm | £14 | Unwaged £5 >>
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