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

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APR
Dub Rising Tour 2015
The Grand Venue

Dub Rising UK Tour 2015 presents a compelling mix of live roots rock reggae music and roots and culture sound systems…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01200 421599
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05
APR
Hattie Briggs
The Mart Theatre

Introducing Hattie Briggs a 21 year‐old singer‐songwriter who was nominated for the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award performing as part of the show at The Royal Albert Hall live on BBC Radio 2. She has since had 3 consecutive…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 709666
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12
APR
Skipton Triathlon
Aireville Park, Skipton

Freebird Events are proud to announce the 2015 Skipton Triathlon. The date is Sunday 12 April and the place to be is Skipton in magnificent North Yorkshire. This extremely popular pool Based Sprint Distance Triathlon has a massive loyal following and its…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01904 339435
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15
APR
PLAYS PLUS "Lear's Daughters"
Bolton Little Theatre

Lears Daughters by Womens Theatre group and Elaine Feinstein Director June GriceSisters born in a nursery‐rhyme world begin to play more and more dangerous games.After experiencing Shakespeares tragedy King Lear one may have unanswered questions: What happened to the Queen Who is…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204524469AgentTicketSourceon03336 663366
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APR
Duke Special
The Met

For his thousands of fans he is known as Duke Special. But for his family friends and loved ones he is their dear Peter Wilson. Lisburn North Ireland witnessed the birth of this very…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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APR
The Judgement of Hermes
Christ Church Skipton

HAYDN Symphony No 92 in G Oxford HAYES The Judgement of Hermes first performance since 1783 Clothworkers Consort of LeedsSkipton CamerataBen Crick conductor6.15pm Pre‐concert talk by Dr Bryan White University of Leeds. Free entry to ticket holders for tonights concert.In association with…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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Trandev Keighley double depot open day
trandev keighley bus depot / keighley bus museum

BUSES past and present will be on display during a double‐header open day in Keighley this spring.People will be able to visit both Keighley Bus Museum and Transdevs Keighley bus depot on April 26.Vintage buses driven by volunteers will transport people…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01535 603284
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APR
Dave Spikey Punchlines
King George's Hall

Dave Spikey Punchlines at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Thursday 30 April 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Dave Spikey Punchlines live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

01
MAY
Water Music
Town Hall Skipton

HANDEL Water Music Suite No 2 in DSTRAUSS Oboe ConcertoMOZART Symphony No 39 in E flatNicholas Daniel oboeSkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorHandels ever‐popular Water Music was first performed on a barge on the River Thames to welcome the newly crowned King George I.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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02
MAY
Alan Carr
King George's Hall

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

03
MAY
May Day Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary stem 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: 01257 265003
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09
MAY
"Boy Gets Girl"
Bolton Little Theatre

Theresas blind date with Tony seems to go well and she agrees to dinner. She has a successful career in New York and it is easier for her to commit to work than another person. But when flowers arrive every day and…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204524469AgentTicketSourceon03336 663366
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09
MAY
Hardcastle 24
Hardcastle Crags

The Hardcastle 24 is a six twelve or twenty‐four hour endurance event for teams or solo runners taking place round a 5km course in and around the incredibly beautiful wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.Run in partnership…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01484 599123
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16
MAY
Classics The Halle
King George's Hall

Classics The Halle at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 16 May 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 Classics The Halle live…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
MAY
Ghost Hunting and Tours with Ghost Hunt Live
Clitheroe Castle

Join Ghost Hunt Live at this very SPECIAL not for the faint of Heart locations.CLITHEROE CASTLE PENDLE HILL AND CLITHEROEFRIDAY 22ND MAY 2015FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INFAMOUS PENDLE WITCHESThe night is a must for any investigator history follower and thrill…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL:
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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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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

13
JUN
"We'll Always Have Paris"
Bolton Little Theatre

Three women of a certain age gravitate to Paris. Theres 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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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 conductorSkiptons 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

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

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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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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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SEP
Jupiter Symphony
Town Hall Skipton

WEBERN Five Pieces for string orchestra Op 5BERLIOZ Les nuits dtMOZART Symphony No 41 in C JupiterHannah Mason mezzo sopranoSkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorBen Crick and the Camerata complete their survey of Mozarts 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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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

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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

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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

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NOV
Ghost Hunt at Turton Tower
Turton Tower

New Location Said to be ONE of Lancashires 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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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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