Our Vision

We believe that The Met should be a nationally recognised institution, combining international reach with local impact to contribute towards Bury’s aspiration to be a cultural hub in the region.

Our Mission

To build The Met as the leading cultural brand for north Greater Manchester, building a strong tone of voice and more positive awareness of our brand.

The Met exists to lead as an ambassador and advocate for high quality arts throughout our communities – particularly in Bury and regionally, celebrating and sharing our success and values.

Our Values

DIVERSITY AND ACCESSIBILITY: The Met celebrates influence and engagement from individuals from all backgrounds. Reflecting a diverse community in board, staff, programme, audience and partners will make for an accessible organisation with opportunities and ways in throughout.

QUALITY: We aim for the highest possible quality of presentation of the performing arts, encompassing the development and showcasing of new work, the overall experience and engagement of audiences and artistic merit.

RESILIENCE: We believe that our activities should be sustainable, offering continuity, organisational resilience and contributing to a healthy and sustainable environment.

ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT: We believe that The Met should contribute to the development of both artists and audiences, providing new experiences and opportunities to learn, network and perform.

COMMUNITY: We believe that our work should facilitate the engagement and reflect the needs of the various communities of Bury and the region and all of our partners and contacts. We believe that all of our contacts should be involved in celebrating great art.

RESPECT: We deal with staff, artists, audiences and all contacts on the basis of respect, providing staff development, positive audience experiences and nurturing partners, artists and collaborators.


Our Policies

ACCESSIBILITY : The Met’s commitment to being an advocate for inclusivity is woven throughout our overall vision, infiltrating each area of the organisation. For more information on what we offer to the community and how we continue to make our newly refurbished building accessible to all, please see our workshops page and our access specific page.

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITYThe Met has always had a responsible attitude, and aims to become a significant influence on partners, creating an exciting opportunity to engage and inspire audiences and suppliers to live and operate more sustainably. Head for the Hills is part of the Northern Festivals Network project which aims to reduce its impact by 20% through training, monitoring and interventions, with a particular focus on energy and waste including food and beverage impacts.

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Creative Learning

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


Our vision, values and policies

Getting Here

Whether driving or using public transport, find out how to get to The Met here.