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Burnley Mechanics is proud to present a series of shows and performances, introducing children to the magical world of theatre. This season Burnley Mechanics welcome a vast array of family friendly shows and entertainment to its stage.

Many of our theatre shows aimed at young children can be seen on weekday’s during the day, making them an ideal choice for school and nursery school trips. Shows aimed at young children are an appropriate length and often include an interval. Some shows also include key themes like teamwork, friendship building and co-operation – helping children to learn as they watch.

There’s a Ben & Jerry’s Ice-cream bar on site for an extra special treat and special discounts for groups of ten or more available from the box office.

School &  Nursery Group benefits:

  • Buy 10 tickets and get one FREE (available on most children’s shows)
  • Reserve seats 7 days prior to confirming your booking
  • Time to finalise your numbers and pay deposit
  • Extra time to pay the balance

Upcoming Children’s Shows:

  • American Wrestling – Saturday 25th March
  • Robin Hood – Friday 14th & Saturday 15th April
  • The Scarecrows’ Wedding – Thursday 4th May
  • Alice in Wonderland Ballet – Sunday 28th May
  • The Steve Hewlett Show – Saturday 22nd July
  • Mister Maker – Saturday 7th October

To view this season’s children’s shows and prices in our brochure click here.

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BIG BAND BOOGIE returns bigger and better for the 3 year running! Join Josh Hindle along with the 17 piece Swing City Big Band on Saturday 20th May for a fantastic evening filled with big band hits, from Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and many more.
Tickets £14 / £10 concessions
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Join us when scarecrows Harry & Betty decide to get married on Thursday 4th May. Harry sets off on his adventure to get all the wedding day essential but is shortly replaced by Reginald Rake when the farmer realises he's missing a scarecrow...
Can Reginald persuade Betty that he is the scarecrow for her? Will Harry make it back in the nick of time before Reginald ruins their special day?
Tickets £10 - 10% discount for schools and group bookings
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The latest artwork to be displayed in the Front Room is brought to you by Stephen Ormerod. His work showcases the industrial heritage of Burnley.
If you're interested in displaying your artwork in either the Front Room or Lounge Bar, get in touch! The space is available to local artists to exhibit their work, and there is still availability throughout 2017. It's free to have an exhibition but there is a (very reasonable) commission on any sales. Around 70,000 people came through the building in the past year with our busy Bistro and sell out shows so it's great exposure for the artwork.
If you would like to find out more please email Rachel Hawthorn at rhawthorn@burnley.gov.uk
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** NOW ON SALE **
Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, the Canadian tour-de-force, TOM STADE, is back with a brand-new show for 2017.
Renowned for his carefree attitude and broad-minded vision, nothing is taboo to this enlightened and captivating comedy legend. Combining off-the-scale charm, razor-sharp wit and a no-holds-barred attitude; Tom pledges to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Kick back and enter the awesome and mischievous world of Tom Stade as he provides an inspiring and incisive antidote to these dark and uncertain times. Simply sublime comedy…I SWEAR.
Saturday 14th October, 7:30pm
Tickets £17.50 / £16 concessions
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