Across the venue and our festivals programme, we work with dedicated artists and partners who support our vision in championing diversity, relevant to our community in Bury.

We prioritise partnering with organisations from diverse backgrounds or who extend our provision to work with children and adults with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) or SEND (Special Education Needs and Disabilities). Our participation programme continues to support and nurture creatives with disabilities including Aiming High, a dynamic movement workshop for children with ASD or SEND whilst Met Express specialises in working with adults and emerging actors with learning difficulties.

The Met’s Young Company provides a complete creative journey from age 5+, whilst offering educational certification through Arts Award. We also offer a wide variety of music related courses including guitar lessons and an Introduction to Sound Recording course, delivered in our newly renovated Creative Hub, Edwin St.

The Met is also a partner of Brighter Sound’s Both Sides Now project connecting young female artists through music and creativity.

Brighter Sound’s exciting programme of work supports:

• Children and young people especially those facing challenging circumstances

• Emerging musicians

• Female representation in the music industry

• Those who experience inequality in the music industry

• Supporting the growth of the training and development ecology for the music industry

For more information on our workshops and creative learning programmes, please see our current programme for up to date information.

Help us continue to run our workshops by becoming a regular donor. For more information, and details on membership perks, please go to our Support Us page.

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