The Met is a stunning, award winning live music venue noted nationally for its specialist folk music programme. Having recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment, 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 welcoming around 12,000 music lovers to Ramsbottom every year.

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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Find out more about how you can support our vital work in making arts accessible for our community.

Hire The Met

Need a professional meeting space, or planning a special celebration? We have the perfect space for you at The Met.


More information on our opening times.


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


Fantastic entertainment for children and families at The Met

Creative Learning

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


Thanks to Arts Council England match-funding, every £1 you give us is worth £3 until the end of March – donate now!

Corporate Sponsorship

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.


We’re proud to have patrons who value our work and lend us their influence. Our patrons are prominent in the arts and business, they speak for us and help us to spread the word about the great work we do.

Trusts & Foundations

Thank you to the trusts and foundations who help us continue to deliver a relevant and exciting annual programme of events and workshops.

Become a member

Find out more about the many benefits of becoming a regular donor at The Met.

Rehearsal spaces

Bright, clean rehearsal room is available to hire at The Met. A perfect meeting space for creatives in the heart of Bury.

Music venues

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

Corporate venues

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

Theatre hire

Be amongst our vibrant theatre programme with our two professional performance spaces available for hire.

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