We’re delighted to introduce our September to December programme packed full of music, drama and comedy as well as very own homegrown panto this Christmas – all in the heart of Bury.

Here at The Met we like nothing more than packing music fans and theatre goers into our venue to enjoy outstanding artists and musicians from around the UK and beyond.

This year we present Dick Whittington, a magical family pantomime for the festive period! Expect spectacular sets, sensational costumes, a pantomime cat and one gorgeous pantomime dame – we have all the ingredients for a magical experience and the perfect Christmas treat.


As always, there is a programme of music to suit all tastes, featuring folk, blues, indian classical music, prog rock, plus hugely popular tribute bands:

For music fans, we kick off with RANT, four of Scotland’s finest fiddle players ever to grace our stage. A few other highlights include: Rowan Rheingans – Dispatches on the Red Dress; The Enid; Martin Simpson; Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle; Sam Baker; Soumik Datta – Happy Notes & Talisk.


For full music listings, please visit our website here: https://themet.org.uk/whats-on/


We’re also continuing with our First Thursday Comedy featuring the very best of the comedy scene. Look out for Daliso Chaponda, Markus Birdman, Molly McGuinness & Stephen Bailey, Phil Nichol, Nina Gilligan & Garrett Millerick, Adam Rowe, Jo Caulfield and many more.


For you theatre fans there is many a gem taking to our stages over the coming months including: New Dawn Fades, the story of how four ordinary lads who, inspired by the punk revolution of 1970s Manchester, came together to form Joy Division. one of the most influential bands of all time; Steptoe and Son Radio Show. Our Kelly’s Hen Do & Count Magnus – Two Ghost Stories by MR James, amongst many others.


Finally our Autumn season provides plenty of family fun from the likes of Rochdale’s much-loved family theatre company M6 with Sunflowers and Sheds, a charming tale about a lonely old man and his unlikely friendship with an Eastern European girl. We also see I Spy with my Little Eye adapted from the book by Steven Lee, When Another Dragon Roars and some unbelievable science from Morgan and West. There’s certainly something for all the family and is the perfect treat to keep your little ones entertained.

When Another Dragon Roars

As if all of that isn’t enough, November sees the return of Bury Beer Festival as it takes over The Met’s historic Derby Hall – brilliant beers from Bury’s local breweries, a cider bar, a gin bar, plus a selection on beers from all over the UK.

Check out our new brochure here and let us know what you think, and the new line-up via our Twitter @themet, Facebook @metbury or Instagram @metbury.


Autumn Brochure

Check out our full listings for the upcoming September – December Season

Click here to view the brochure