The Met is excited to start bringing live audiences back to Bury this Autumn, with a limited season of high quality gigs and shows perfect for those of you who can’t wait to get back to live.

Alongside this we’ll continue to bring shows to your home, with live and recorded exclusives from some of our favourite artists. We’ve been delighted to reach new people online during 2020 and if, for any reason, you’re unable to join us in the building, we’re still dedicated to giving you great experiences through your PCs and TVs. 

For the artists who can’t come to Bury to perform, we’ll host livestreams and offer you the chance to join us at The Met to watch on the big screen with our serious soundsystem and something of the gig atmosphere we’ve all been missing. 

Capacity for live shows at The Met will be limited to a maximum of 80 (depending on individual party sizes) until May 2021. All shows will take place upstairs, in The Derby Hall, with customers invited to buy socially-distanced tables with upto 4 seats, and a handful of seats available on the balcony. There will be table service for drinks, strict social distancing to observe and further safety measures including temperature checks, contact tracing for all customers and capacity limits on areas such as toilets. These shows follow successful trials with low-capacity audiences and the return of a number of regular classes and workshops to the building with safety and distancing measures in place.

This isn’t business as usual. It’s not ‘the new normal’. It isn’t sustainable over a long period for artists, venues or the thousands of professionals who work in the gig and event industries. But it is a chance to get back to what we do best, and what you love most. We’ll continue to work hard to make visits to The Met as safe as possible for everyone, while still delivering great live experiences. 

Some of our big capacity shows are still subject to date changes in 2021 as we work with artists to support them and the people that work with them. Some shows booked into The Box will move to the larger Derby Hall space, or some shows may add matinee or early evening performances to accommodate ticket holders throughout the day. If you’re not able to join us in the building yet we hope you’ll enjoy our online shows. 

If you have tickets for a show that is rearranged or effected in any way you’ll be contacted by email in the first instance with the option to change tickets to a new date, use credit for a future show, make a donation or ask for a refund. 

We’ll update our list of events to attend in person or online here.

For more about visiting The Met in the coming months click here. We’ll keep working with local authorities to to remain safely accessible for events under the latest ‘Tier 3’ restrictions. Our restaurant Automatic remains open for food bookings. Download the new app to order in the restaurant or take-away and get £10 to spend for £5.

Socially distanced tables laid out in front of the Derby Hall stage at The Met