The Met is a stunning, award winning live music venue noted nationally for its specialist folk music programme. Having undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment completed in 2016, it incorporates two modernised performance spaces, popular dining restaurant Automatic, and Edwin Street Creative Hub which includes a Recording Studio. The Met is also the proud organiser and promoter of Head for the Hills festival.

Cultural Venue of the Year 2018 & 2019 (This Is Manchester Awards)
Music Festival of the Year 2017 (Northern Soul Awards)
Small Music Venue of the Year 2017 (Northern Soul Awards)
Entertainment Venue of the Year 2014 (Manchester Tourism Awards)

The Met is an independent arts and entertainment venue run by Bury Metropolitan Arts Association, a company limited by guarantee (No. 2370868) and a registered charity (No. 701879) supported by Arts Council England and Bury Council.

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Creative Learning

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Folk, rock, blues, americana, and more.


Love theatre? You’ve come to the right place.


Do you like to laugh? Don’t we all!


Fantastic entertainment for children and families at The Met


Don’t just watch – take part! Release your creativity with one of The Met’s…

No Barriers

A bespoke mentoring programme for young adults aged 16-25 years old.

Creative Learning

Find out about our important work in creative learning and how to get involved.


Your donation helps us to support emerging artists, independent creatives and vulnerable community members.

Corporate Membership

We are grateful to our corporate sponsors for their support. Their contribution to The Met is absolutely vital. They help us make our work accessible, and make a difference to the lives of local people.

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Rehearsal Spaces

Bright, clean rehearsal spaces are available to hire at The Met.

Performance Spaces

Our impressive, award winning performance spaces and highly experienced technical staff make the perfect combination for creative hires at any scale.

Meeting and Business Spaces

From big presentations to small meetings, our stunning and professional spaces are perfect for any corporate event.

Office Spaces

The Met has space available for creative individuals and companies to work alongside the team in our amazing building.

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