Following the latest government announcement it has been confirmed that it will not be possible to host events at The Met for some weeks to come.

This means extending the event cancellations brought in initially on Tuesday 17 March. We are currently working to reschedule events previously on sale until the end of May, pending updates on the public health situation.

If you have tickets for a cancelled or rescheduled event please bear with us until we contact you. The person who booked tickets will be contacted by email in the first instance, with a range of options of what to do next. If you don’t respond to email or haven’t supplied a valid address we will ring you if possible.

A number of events have already been successfully rescheduled for late 2020 or a date in 2021. We’ll invite all ticket-holders to keep their seats (or place) at the new gig. If you can’t make the new date, or if your event is cancelled altogether, you can convert your ticket price to be used as credit for alternative events, or you might choose to use all or part of your ticket cost as a donation to The Met during this unprecedented time, as we look forward to re-opening later in the year. Of course you are also entitled to a full refund.

The Met is committed to supporting our staff, the artists we work with, and the people who regularly attend the venue during the difficult period ahead. We’re looking forward to reopening again soon and appreciate any support that our friends, members and ticket-buyers can provide.

Stay safe, stay home, and we’ll be shoulder to shoulder with you at a gig again soon.

Cancelled and Rescheduled Events

Tues, Weds 17-18 March ALFA: Tuimbé – Sing Africa!: New date TBC
Weds 18 March Bury Cine Society: The Golden Valley – NEW AUGUST DATE ON SALE
Thurs 19 March Daoiri Farrell – NEW APRIL 2021 DATE ON SALE
Fri 20 March The Blockheads – NEW OCTOBER DATE ON SALE
Sat 21 March Guy Tortora – Event cancelled, refunds available
Sat 21 March G2 Definitive Genesis – NEW AUGUST DATE ON SALE
Sun 22 – Weds 25 March PADOS Youth: Jesus Christ Superstar – NEW AUGUST DATES ON SALE
Weds 25 March Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel – NEW SEPTEMBER DATE ON SALE
Thurs 26 March Rachael McShane & the Cartographers – NEW MAY 2021 DATE ON SALE
Sat 28 March Family Yoga – Event cancelled, refunds available
Sat 28 March Stephen Bailey: Can’t Be Bothered – NEW OCTOBER DATE ON SALE
Weds 1 April Kevin Montgomery – NEW DECEMBER DATE ON SALE
Thurs 2 April First Thursday Comedy – Event cancelled, refunds available
Thurs 2 April Bernard Wrigley – NEW AUGUST DATE ON SALE
Fri 3 April Metro Jazz Spring Concert – Event cancelled, refunds available
Sat 4 April Strangefish – NEW SEPTEMBER DATE ON SALE
Sat 4 April Limehouse Lizzy – NEW MARCH 2021 DATE ON SALE
Tues 7 April
Weds 8 April
Thurs 9 April
The Last Quiz Night on Earth @ TWO TUBS
The Last Quiz Night on Earth @ RADCLIFFE MARKET
The Last Quiz Night on Earth @ RAMSBOTTOM CIVIC HALL
– Events cancelled: ticket holders to be contacted
Thurs 16 April The Navy Lark – NEW AUGUST DATE ON SALE
Fri 17 April Calan – Event cancelled, ticket holders to be contacted
Fri 17 April Titania McGrath – Event cancelled, ticket holders to be contacted
Sat 18 April The Springsteen Sessions – NEW DECEMBER DATE ON SALE
Sat 18 April West End Calling – New date on sale soon
Sun 19 April Twelfth Day – Event cancelled, ticket holders to be contacted
Fri 24 April Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman – NEW NOVEMBER DATE ON SALE
Sat 25 April Danni Nicholls – New date on sale soon
Fri 1 May Hope & Social – New date on sale soon
Weds 20 May John Smith – NEW NOVEMBER DATE ON SALE

List updated: 30 March

Cancellation FAQs

The event I have tickets for isn’t listed above. Will it go ahead? 

The truth is we don’t know how long this cancellation period will last for. We believe that cancellations may well run into May or June; we’re seeing some artists choosing to rearrange whole tours already rather than wait. Some events we will remove from sale before we confirm cancellation or rescheduling.

Why isn’t my event listed above yet?

We’re working hard to reschedule as many of the upcoming gigs as possible. We’d like to have these new dates available for you before we contact you: it might mean waiting a few days longer while bands and venues work hard to arrange new dates in late 2020 or 2021.

Can I get a refund for a gig that isn’t yet listed above?

While we expect additional gigs to be cancelled, we’re asking our ticket-holders to help us by waiting until we contact them with details of what happens next to their event. As The Met staff work remotely and the building is closed it will take a little longer than normal to process calls and enquiries.

What will happen when the event is cancelled?

We will email the ticket-buyer with details of either the cancellation or rescheduling of their show, and provide options including transferring your ticket to a new show or taking a full refund.

How will I be refunded?

If you choose to take a full or partial refund for your tickets you will be refunded via the same method or card that you paid with. Unfortunately this is the only method we can process refunds through. If you paid by cash then unfortunately we cannot handle or process cash at the moment: your ticket value will be converted to credit for future purchases at The Met in the first instance.

How can I contact you?

If you have a question about your purchase, or think we should have contacted you already about a cancelled show, please email or call 0161 761 2216 and leave a voicemail. We have limited access and capacity at the moment, so please bear with us if it takes longer than usual to respond to your enquiry.

Looking forward to coming back?

We can’t wait to welcome you to The Met again. In the meantime, there are a few ways you can help us be ready to reopen, from the comfort of your home.

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