The global pandemic continued to be a challenge for The Met in 2021/22, with enforced closure until July 2021. We were delighted to see the return of live events in August, with significant work being done on protecting all visitors, including staff members, to the building.

We continued to deliver our excellent and diverse programme whilst following guidelines and maintaining social distancing throughout the building. The staff team and volunteers worked exceptionally hard to make it feel safe. Through these prudent safety measures, we saw audience confidence and numbers increase throughout the year.

September 2021 saw the first ever Burrs Live, a two-week residency at Burrs Country Park which also included two days for the return of the much-loved Head for the Hills festival.

You can read more about this year of challenges and recovery in our 2021/22 Annual Report, which you can download by clicking the image below.

The Met Annual Report 2021-22 cover