About

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.

Cultural Venue of the Year 2018 (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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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.

Contact

More information on our opening times.

Policies

Our vision, values and policies

Theatre

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

Families

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.

Donate

Being able to show that our local community supports us means we can apply for more funding. So whenever you donate, your money works really hard for us.

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.

Become a supporter

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.

Performance Spaces

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

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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