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The Met is an independent performing arts venue and charitable organisation based in Bury.


"...a goldmine of entertainment in the heart of Bury"

An independent performing arts venue and charitable organisation based in Bury, just north of Manchester. Run by Bury Metropolitan Arts Association, a company limited by guarantee (No. 2370868) and a registered charity (No. 701879).

About The Met

The Met presents contemporary and classic theatre, music and comedy touring nationally and internationally. It regularly presents new and exciting artists who go on to become household names as well as established artists performing to sell-out audiences all over the world.

The Met is a hive of activity all year round, with workshops and events featuring on the packed programme regularly. Local events held at The Met include The Big Whistle Festival, Homegrown Festival of Finest English Folk and Bury Beer Festival. The Met also organizes Ramsbottom Folk Club and Ramsbottom Festival.

With the assistance of our funders, donations and sponsors, we maintain affordable prices for our events. We are committed to offering first class live entertainment - and welcoming you to the friendliest live arts venue in the North West of England!

Membership at The Met

If you love coming to The Met and want to show your support, consider joining our membership scheme. Memberships cost just £30 per year for an Individual Friendship or £50 for a Joint Friendship (two people at the same address) for which you will receive the following:

  • Invitations to Artistic Director’s choice of events of the season
  • Advance season brochure with an introduction from David Agnew
  • Invitations to VIP and exclusive Friends’ events
  • 24 hour priority booking by email for all new events
  • Dedicated booking phone line 10-5 Monday – Friday.
  • Access to the Ramsbottom Festival VIP area with a standard priced ticket
  • Regular updates on our upcoming renovation
  • A tour of the new building before the official opening
  • Seasonal newsletters
  • No booking, refund or exchange fees
  • 10% off food at Automatic

Your donation will help to keep the very best talent coming to The Met now and well into the future.

Hire The Met

The Met is the perfect venue for a variety of events. With two studios and a main theatre that can be hired from 5 up to 300 people, The Met can accommodate everything from the smallest private meeting or party to public exhibitions, conferences or theatre and music performances

Experienced staff and professional facilities take the hassle out of the organization of your event. When you hire the venue you will receive:

  • Marketing advice and support
  • Fully licensed bar and practised bar staff
  • Ticket sales through our friendly box office
  • Sound and lighting by experienced stage technicians
  • High quality catering from the expert chefs of Automatic
  • We welcome promotions by bands, amateur and professional groups, and independent event promoters.

Rates are competitive and discount hire rates apply for charitable and non-profit events.

Contact The Met

Box Office - 0161 761 2216

Administration - 0161 761 7107

To email The Met or to visit the website please use the links at the top of this page.

latest reviews

In June 2012, said about The Met, Bury

Really enjoyed out family visit here today. Helpful and friendly staff, will definitely be going again.

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In May 2012, said about The Met, Bury

Been to watch Little Red You Know Who today, was lucky enough to win a family of 4 ticket on twitter last night and we had front row seats. The Met is lovely inside, the staff are so friendly and had pictures for the children to colour in before the show started. The show itself was fantastic, the kids found it really funny and the man that did the whole show himself with the puppets interacted with the audience and spent time at the end to answer any questions and let you look at the characters and props. All in all a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend the met and the show. Thanks so much to Kathryn at the best of bury and the met theatre.

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In February 2012, said about The Met, Bury

Recently enjoyed January evening watching Manc Folyd (Pink Floyd) Tribute act both the band and venue were excellent

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In May 2011, said about The Met, Bury

The Met in Bury is a comfortable and pleasant place to go. There is a lovely cafe attached with lots of fine foods and surroundings. The staff at the Met are very helpful with any issues concerning disability access including making arrangements for lower seating. There is a bar next to the theatre for refreshments and the chairs in the theatre are comfortable and well spaced. The stage is close to the audience making you really feel part of the show. The venue is clean and tidy and staff are friendly and helpful. An enjoyable experience.

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In February 2011, said about The Met, Bury

How lucky we are to have The Met practically on our doorstep. We have visited numerous times including Xmas Pantos, Comedy shows and serious plays. Nice and cosy - great venue with some great acts

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In February 2011, said about The Met, Bury

It is fantastic to have a local theatre like this. they cater to families, couples and organisations and do an exceptional job. They encourage visitors to Bury which helps business owners like myself.

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In January 2011, said about The Met, Bury

I visited The Met on the 22nd December with my 7 yr old son, his friend and her grandma. We had a lovely evening! We went to see The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and were very impressed with the show and the performers. It was produced really well and considering the room that everyone had to work with was played out ever so well. I was particularly impressed with Aslan's head - wow! The show lasted a good couple of hours - was excellent value for money and a wonderful Christmas treat for the children. If you haven't visited The Met you really should. There is always something going on of interest to all ages. Keep up the good work!

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In February 2010, said about The Met, Bury

The Met is such a great venue to have right on our doorstep. The standard of live music is really high - a perfect antidote to the constant diet of karaoke, brainless pop and elevator music that we’re fed elsewhere.

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In December 2007, said about The Met, Bury

This is a great place to be! There is always a great variety of music, theatre and more. With shows to cater for every taste - young or old alike, why not give it a try for an enjoyable evening out in Bury.

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The Met is Named One of the Top 100 Venues in The UK

  • 1st June 2012
  • Author: Debi F

The Met in Bury is one of the top 100 venues in the UK according to PRS for Music.

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    The Met,
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    T: 0161 761 7107
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