What's on inBurnley

Welcome to Burnley

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Burnley - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Burnley to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Burnley

23
MAY
Hollywood Bees - Music of the Hollies
The Grand Theatre

The Hollywood Bees return to The Grand by popular demand after leaving the venue to standing ovations on their past two visits. Their Music of The Hollies tribute is a celebration of the band who had more hits than The…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01200 421599
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23
MAY
Jay Stansfield
Lula Mae's

An evening of music with the local singer songwriter Jay Stansfield. Lula Maes is an intimate venue in the heart of Colne Licensed from 4pm serving a selection of beverages including real ale. Food is served all day on Saturday…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01282 863888
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23
MAY
Lady of Purpose Conference 2015
46 Bridgeman Place

THEME: SEASON OF PROMOTION In its fifth year now Lady of Purpose Conference has imparted many hundreds of ladies over the years. With families restored health restored burdens lifted and many ladies lives changed and transformed ladies have had their once bleak…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01204 384198
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24
MAY
Spring Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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28
MAY
300 to 1
The Met

Monkey Poets stand‐up poetry' is topical relevant hard‐hitting dark rude and cheek achingly funny. Following the Bill Hicks line of Social comment with dick‐jokes' he tackles themes such as; Nationalism homophobia misogyny porn religious bigotry wealth inequality war and inept politicians whilst…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01617 612216
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30
MAY
Sleeping Thieves
Lula Mae's

An evening of music with the local singer Band Sleeping Thieves. Fronted by singer & songwriter Victoria Huntriss. Covering a wide range of musical styles and covering artists from Lorde to Belly from Portishead to the Pixies to name just…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01282 863888
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30
MAY
U2 2
Henighans bottom Bull

U2 2 are the worlds premier U2 show. Formed by current members under the name Achtung Baby the band are now established 23 years Name‐checked by Bono past clients include BBC1 ITV1 RTE SKY TV Blackberry 2012 Olympics Pernod and more.The band…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07593 579663
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05
JUN
The Courteeners
Heaton Park

What is it about Manchester anyway Take the Courteeners for example. No one's writing better indie guitar driven songs today and singer Liam Fray isn't scared to own that fact. Or to shy away from…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
JUN
Mount Up For Manorlands
Coniston Estate

We are delighted to announce the return of Sue Ryders Horse Trekking event on Sunday 7th June 2015 thanks to our fantastic support of the Coniston Hotel and our partnership with the Pendle Forest and Craven Hunt.Last years Mount Up for…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01535 640430
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13
JUN
"We'll Always Have Paris"
Bolton Little Theatre

Three women of a certain age' gravitate to Paris. There's Nancy a retired headmistress determined to throw off the shackles; Anna recently widowed and free after years of nursing a sick husband; and Raquel a divorcee in search of eternal…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204524469AgentTicketSourceon03336 663366
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03
JUL
Beethoven's Ninth
Town Hall Skipton

MOZART Symphony No 40 in G minorBEETHOVEN Symphony No 9 in D minor ChoralFiona Hammacott sopranoHannah Mason mezzo sopranoJohn Pierce tenorJohn Cunningham bassSkipton Choral SocietySkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorSkipton's weekend of celebration to mark Sheep Day begins with a concert celebrating two late…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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16
JUL
The Stranglers
King George's Hall

The Stranglers are pleased to announce a full UK tour in March 2012 the band have been busy in the studio writing and recording their seventeenth studio album which is due for release next year.…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
JUL
A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel
Skipton Town Hall

As heard on BBC Radio. A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel' will be performing at Skipton Town Hall 24th July 2015Doors 7.15pm show starts 8.00pmIntroducing singer songwriters Tim Chu and Ian Bailey performing A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel currently dazzling live…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01257 450363
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14
AUG
Jimmy Carr
King George's Hall

Funny man Jimmy Carr has become known and loved for his deadpan delivery and observational comedy. His humour is often dark yet hugely appealing as his success on TV and the live stand‐up stage keeps…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
AUG
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
King George's Hall

Jimmy Carr Funny Business at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Friday 14 August 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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10
SEP
The Doppel Gang
THE MET (MALT BAR)

A new comedy play inspired by the legendary Marx Brothers embarks on a nationwide tour this autumn. Just Some Theatre Company are the talented young bunch behind The Doppel Gang a new comedy by Dominic Hedges which will tour 12 venues.The…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01517 085158
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12
SEP
September Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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18
SEP
Jupiter Symphony
Town Hall Skipton

WEBERN Five Pieces for string orchestra Op 5BERLIOZ Les nuits d'tMOZART Symphony No 41 in C JupiterHannah Mason mezzo sopranoSkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorBen Crick and the Camerata complete their survey of Mozart's final great trilogy of symphonies with the Symphony No 41…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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29
SEP
Ed Byrne Outside Looking In
The Met

Ed Byrne Outside Looking In at The Met in Bury on Tuesday 29 September 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Ed Byrne Outside Looking In live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

23
OCT
Bill Bailey
King George's Hall

One of the funniest live comics doing the rounds Bill Bailey manages to combine comedy and music to perfection. Following on from last years sell‐out shows Bill has announced his new tour for his…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

01
NOV
Paddy McGuinness
King George's Hall

Patrick Joseph Paddy McGuinness is a British standup comedian actor and TV personality who found fame after appearing with comedian Peter Kay in the hit show Phoenix Nights creating his own spin‐off series Max and…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

12
NOV
Stewart Francis
King George's Hall

The star of 'Mock The Week' 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo' embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show A brilliant comic brain... this stand‐up cracks some…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

21
NOV
Ghost Hunt at Turton Tower
Turton Tower

New Location Said to be ONE of Lancashire's most haunted housesLocation: Turton BoltonEvent Time: 9:00pm 3:00amPay for your ticket via Bank Transfer BACS and receive £5 off per ticketPlease Note: This offer is redeemed against Full Ticket Payments OnlyA firm favorite…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 08444 143982
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27
NOV
Beardyman
King George's Hall

Beardyman at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Friday 27 November 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
NOV
An Evening with Noel Fielding
King George's Hall

An Evening with Noel Fielding at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 28 November 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

11
DEC
Handel's Messiah
Town Hall Skipton

HANDEL MessiahDonna Lennard soprano Hannah Mason mezzo soprano Daniel Mullaney tenor Trevor Bowes bass‐baritoneIn PaceSkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorHandel's Messiah is a perennial favourite and the perfect complement to Skipton's Yuletide Festival. No one present at last year's highly acclaimed Messiah under…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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11
DEC
Sleeping Beauty
Darwen Library Theatre

Every childs favourite fairy tale Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and magic set to Tchaikovskys sublime score featuring stunning choreography sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets.Formed in 1981 The Russian State Ballet of…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

12
DEC
Aladdin
King George's Hall

Aladdin at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 12 December 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Aladdin live in the knowledge that…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
DEC
Winter Warm-Up
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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Tourist Attractions


Clitheroe Castle Museum

The Norman castle keep of Clitheroe has dominated the skyline for more than 800 years since being built around 1186 by Robert de Lacy to protect the administrative centre of his vast estates. It is said to be the second smallest keep in England, since the rooms are…

Whalley Abbey

Standing on the banks of the River Calder, Whalley Abbey has been a focal point for hospitality since the fourteenth century. It began its history as a community of Cistercian monks. The ruins that still stand in the grounds today remind visitors of St. Benedict's rule to receive…

Accrington & District Golf Club

Accrington & District Golf Club ‐ golf course in Accrington, Lancashire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01254 231091 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Accrington & District Golf Club golf courseclub.…

Accrington Superbowl

Bowling at Accrington Superbowl in Accrington, Lancashire. Contact venue on 01254875500 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Alexandra Snooker Club

SnookerPool Hall at Alexandra Snooker Club in Nelson, Lancashire. Contact venue on 01282 696837 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

AMF Bowling

Bowling at AMF Burnley Ltd in Burnley, Lancashire. Contact venue on 0845‐658 1262 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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