Burnley Leisure & Culture is a registered charity employing a team of more than 100 friendly, fully qualified staff. We’re supported by a board of trustees who are drawn from the local community and share our passion for sport and culture in Burnley. Our vision is simple – to make a real difference to the communities we serve.


Established in April 2014, the trust operates the majority of leisure facilities in the borough formerly managed by Burnley Council’s sport and culture services. Working in partnership with Burnley Council, the trust is responsible for the operation, management and development of sport and leisure facilities, a theatre, arts development, health and wellbeing, and sport and play development. Since its existence, Burnley Leisure has overseen a growth of leisure and cultural offerings and now incorporated hospitality; arts & culture; golf facilities; health & fitness.

Our Vision
& Mission

We create quality, engaging and rewarding leisure and cultural experiences that benefit our customers’ individual wellbeing and the wider communities. We are innovative and seek new business opportunities and partnerships locally and nationally to grow our activities, while investing profits back into our services for the community, to which we are accountable. We want to become a leading organisation in our market with a national reputation for quality services, staff and facilities. Burnley Leisure is an award winning charitable trust providing health, wellbeing, sport and culture experiences to enrich lives and communities. Our quality, innovative and well positioned services and partnerships also enhance life-skills, social cohesion, employment and learning opportunities.


We’re all about Burnley and its people. We’re here to have a positive impact and create new and inspiring opportunities for all. Check out some of the work we’ve done so far…
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Whatever your special occasion, Burnley Mechanics Theatre will ensure your event is centre stage and in the spotlight. We are renowned for our innovative approach to occasion organisation. Give us a wedding, Mehndi, private party, award ceremony or a party night and we’ll work our magic.
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