WHAT IS THE MET?
"...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).
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!
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:
Your donation will help to keep the very best talent coming to The Met now and well into the future.
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:
Rates are competitive and discount hire rates apply for charitable and non-profit events.
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.
Really enjoyed out family visit here today. Helpful and friendly staff, will definitely be going again.
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...
Recently enjoyed January evening watching Manc Folyd (Pink Floyd) Tribute act both the band and venue were excellent
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...
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