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About Us

Burnley Garrick Club was founded in 1929. For many of those years we had our own theatre but, but for over 20 years we have performed in various other theatres, including the Burnley Mechanics, and The ACE Centre in Nelson, but we are very excited to be starting our next chapter performing at Burnley Youth Theatre.

Burnley Youth Theatre Building.

The Burnley Garrick Club has been putting on plays in Burnley for over 80 years. For many of those years we had our own theatre, but since 1986 we have performed at the Burnley Mechanics. However, from the season 2010-11 we moved to the new ACE Centre in Nelson. In 2021 we decided to bring the Garrick home, back to Burnley and will continue to perform at Burnley Youth Theatre.

We prepare for our productions at our base in Haggate, near the crossroads of Burnley Road and Halifax Road. Our workshop and rehearsal room are in the building attached to the Haggate Baptist Church, . Workshop nights are every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30 pm to prepare for our plays. Play rehearsal times are decided by the play Director according to the availability of the cast but are usually Tuesdays and Thursdays, too.

The Garrick puts on five plays a season, which starts in September and ends in May. We aim for a mixture of plays, which are usually two comedies and three assorted dramas.