Hospitality at
The Mechanics Theatre

Whatever your special occasion our Burnley Mechanics Theatre event professionals will ensure it is centre stage and in the spotlight. Prepare your guests for an unforgettable experience amid the grandeur of this magnificent grade two listed building.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect venue to celebrate with colleagues, or for a treat with family or friends, The Mechanics has a lot to offer. We provide the backdrop to some of Burnley’s most glamorous party nights alongside exquisite afternoon teas, cosy yuletide lunches and professionally organised corporate events. Know-how and expertise are our speciality.

One of Burnley’s most treasured pieces of heritage, The Mechanics is home to the bustling 1855 Kitchen & Bar and the notoriously gin-soaked Lounge Bar.

This space could also be the venue for your fabulous gathering or corporate event.

From intimate get-togethers to glitzy award ceremonies, we have a range of spaces available for hire to suit any party size; the Auditorium, Theatre Bar, the Loft, the Lounge Bar and The Front Room are a dynamic collection of spaces that offer something to suit all requirements.

Our bespoke events experts and in-house technical professionals have the expertise to pull together a seamless and stress-free event you’ll never forget, with their reputation for an innovative approach to occasion organisation and delivery.

Give us weddings, Mehndi, private parties, award ceremonies or a party night and we’ll work our magic with professional theatre lighting and production techniques to help you create the wow factor.


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Choose from one of four rooms to hire at the Mechanics Theatre below.

Lounge Bar

The Lounge Bar has been transformed into a modern, vibrant space with sumptuous leather sofas, low lighting and a warm, relaxed feel. It boasts a Steinway Grand Piano as a stunning centrepiece.

The Mechanics

The jaw-dropping grandeur and size of our Auditorium – complete with large gilt pillars and impressive stage – is the perfect backdrop for all types of events. It offers a modern, flexible space which is easily converted from theatre to banquet hall, catwalk runway to wedding venue, conference room to standing rock venue.

The Theatre

The Colin Sanderson Theatre Bar is steeped in the history and heritage of the theatre building, featuring artwork which depicts its journey dating back to 1855. It’s a grand and traditional setting centred around a mahogany bar and specially commissioned stained glass.

The Front

The Front Room has an air of intimacy. It has seen everything from the likes of rhythm and blues bands Dr Feelgood and Ricky Cool and the In-Crowd to classical ensemble Fordante and hot jazz swingsters The After-Hours Quintet.

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