Hospitality at
The Front Room

at Burnley Mechanics Theatre

The Front Room has an air of intimacy.  It is the home of our 1855 Kitchen & Bar serving lunch, pre theatre dining and food and drink for special events.  Seating up to 70 people with its Changing Exhibitions gallery walls the space and ambience of the venue changes regularly as different local artists and students exhibit their artwork.

The Front Room is perfect when booked with the Lounge Bar to host birthday parties, christenings, and corporate events.  With its own stage, lighting rig and PA system there is virtually everything in situ for great event entertainment.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Children welcome
  • Guide dogs only
  • Fully accessible
  • Simple pricing £30 per hour room hire
  • Integrated ceiling projection facilities (link via HDMI or VGA cables)

Formally known as The Shuttle Bar and then Oliver’s Bar the now named The Front Room underwent major re-development and a huge transformation in 2015.

The Front Room – aptly named as it’s development was partially funded by the Mechanics at HOME project, aspires to create a home from home atmosphere, a welcoming space to bring emerging artists, new theatre, comedy and niche performances more suitable to a smaller more intimate performance space.

Presenting a host of events ranging from Folk artists like John Smith and Steve Tilston through to blues rock bands like Willie and the Bandits, Aynsley Lister and Ferocious Dog along with comedy from Edinburgh Fringe festival’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice, comedy theatre shows and hilariously funny, interactive comedy dinner shows  like Allo’ Allo’ and Fawlty Towers.

We work in partnership with Culturapedia to bring you an eclectic mix of events chosen by the people of Burnley, for the people of Burnley.  From an evening of chilled Latino vibes to  fantastic Jazz and Gin evenings.

Our fully trained and experienced technical team are able to provide full technical support for all types of events whether it be an intimate front room performance or a full-scale auditorium event.

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