Technical Information

Burnley Mechanics Theatre is the town’s largest permanent performance space with a standing capacity of 625, and seated in a traditional style the theatre capacity is 495.


The beauty of the auditorium is that it can be transformed at the touch of a button from a traditional tiered theatre into an amazing blank canvas, all thanks to our electronic retractable seating. This flexibility means we can cater for literally anything including standing or seated music gigs and concerts, pantomime, dance shows, school’s productions, ballet, family interactive performances and then onto our non-theatre awards ceremonies, graduations, charity dinners and conferences.


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Technical Information

Burnley Mechanics is a modern multi-purpose venue equipped with retractable / removable seating and excellent lighting and sound facilities (Auditorium). Our experienced Technical Team are able to provide full technical support from small-scale meetings to major auditorium events.

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