It’s that time of year when everyone’s thoughts turn to giving; and here at The Met we firmly believe that the best thing you can give someone is a brilliant time! So why not give tickets to a gig, show or comedy night in Bury this Christmas?

Throughout 2024 we have big names and rising stars, familiar favourites and challenging new artists; and if you can’t decide which to give, we also sell Gift Vouchers – the perfect choice for someone who needs a night out but you wouldn’t dare choose on behalf of!

Our guide below will help you to pick what to give – or you can browse What’s On for the full selection.

For the eclectic music fan?

Canadian trio the Good Lovelies join us in January for an evening of beautiful harmonies, while later in the month there’s classic blues from Paul Jones and Dave Kelly; February brings progressive rock from UK legends Gryphon, folk-rock from Merry Hell and The Magpie Arc, and the gospel sounds of Manchester Inspirational Voices; while in March we have the hilarious Lancashire Hotpots, and the beautiful sounds of Clannad singer Moya Brennan.

For someone who loves a singalong?

How about The Bohemians – a tribute to Queen on Friday 16 February? It’s an evening of music by a legendary band played as it should be. Or Jean Genie; an always-popular tribute to the music of David Bowie? Or 60s hitmakers The Manfreds visit in April with original singer Paul Jones and a truckload of classic songs.

So they think they’re funny?

Our regular First Thursday Comedy nights are almost always sell-out successes, so get tickets now if you want to send someone for a night of laughs. We’ve also got brilliant shows from Britain’s Got Talent winner Jon Courtenay, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Emmanuel Sonubi and high-energy laugh-maker Patrick Monahan on sale now.  Or if someone really fancies themselves as a joker, why not sign them up for our Stand Up Comedy Workshop in March; it has to beat them reading out the Christmas cracker jokes.

Let Them Decide

We also sell Gift Vouchers; let them make their own plans – you just have to pay for it. We sell physical vouchers, or you can send a voucher (for any amount) to the intended recipient’s email directly, complete with personalised message, to arrive whenever you like.

Met gift vouchers make fantastic Christmas presents

Treat your friends and family to a unique night out. Buy online or from the ticket office on 0161 761 2216.

Buy A Gift Voucher

Browse Our Full Range of Events

There are hundreds of gigs, shows and theatre productions each year at The Met, with more on sale all the time. Browse What’s On for more ideas.

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