Theatre

Music - Last session: Fri 19 Jan 2024 at 7:30 PM - This event has now passed

A Night of Musicals (starring Luke Barber)

Join six incredible performers as they belt out many well-known musical theatre songs from hit musicals such as Les Misérables, Hamilton, Chicago and more. 

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Les Misérables School Edition

PADOS youth group is excited to be returning to The Met, where they will be performing the school edition of Les Misérables.

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Kevin Precious: The Reluctant Teacher

Kevin Precious used to be a teacher. Join him as he explores the foibles of his former profession.

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(dis) connect

Bury Youth Theatre Seniors present a brand new piece of theatre to round off the half term!

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Bonnie & Clyde

Prestwich’s award winning amateur theatre company, PADOS, presents Bonnie & Clyde, a captivating musical that tells the true story of the infamous American outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.

All Saints Elton Theatre Youth present Tim Minchin’s award-winning musical version of Roald Dahl's book.

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Comedy

Comedy - Last session: Thu 11 Jan 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

The Met’s Comedian of the Year Competition 2024

Presented by First Thursday Comedy. Six breakthrough comedians perform and compete for a £600 prize, and the prestigious title of The Met’s Comedian of the Year. Compere Roger Monkhouse.

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Comedy - Last session: Sat 13 Jan 2024 at 6:00 PM - This event has now passed

The BAME Project presents Ladies Night

An evening of music and comedy for women.

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Comedy - Last session: Thu 1 Feb 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

First Thursday Comedy

Hilarious comedy at The Met on the First Thursday of every month. With Jonny Pelham, Nina Gilligan, Alun Cochrane, and Aaron Wood.

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Jon Courtenay: Bigger

The winner of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent comes to The Met with his brand-new show! Join Jon for his biggest show yet jam-packed with the very best in music, comedy and entertainment.

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First Thursday Comedy

Hilarious comedy at The Met on the First Thursday of every month. Michael Fabbri, Nathan Caton, Jake Donaldson and MC Martin Mor.

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The Lancashire Hotpots: Bisto Inferno Tour

The kings of musical comedy are back with a bang to bring you another unbeatable night of madcap music and laughs!

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Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Kevin Precious

Ever watched stand-up comedy and thought 'I'd love to give that a go'? Well now’s your chance...

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First Thursday Comedy

Hilarious comedy at The Met on the First Thursday of every month. With Angelos Epithemiou, Daliso Chaponda, Olivia Lee, and m/c Justin Moorhouse.

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Emmanuel Sonubi – Curriculum Vitae

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Emmanuel Sonubi presents a whistle stop tour through all of his jobs that have led him to become one of the hottest stand-up comics on the circuit.

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LOUD Cabaret

A new monthly queer cabaret night hosted at The Met! This month featuring Hunter Millington, who will present his one-man musical exploration of gender and their transition through a western lens. Ye-ha!

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Patrick Monahan: Exclusively

High energy comedy meets hilarious material. Patrick Monahan has toured 1,000 + venues, travelling more miles than NASA’s Space Flights! Catch him now before his Mars stadium tour!  

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Clinton Baptiste: Roller Ghoster!

Britain’s most celebrated clairvoyant medium psychic (from Peter Kay’s ‘Phoenix Nights’) comes to The Met with his brand new hilarious one-man stand up show.

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Steven P Taylor – Performance Poet

Comic poet Steven P Taylor is back with his latest show, in which he offers his tongue in cheek take on life.

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The School of Curiosity

Is your child aged between 7 and 14 and bursting with creativity? Do they love reading, making, and telling stories? Do they have a passion for exploring the world of imagination? Well,...

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Leaps and Bounds

A weekly dance workshop for children aged 5 – 11.

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Bury Youth Theatre

Fun drama classes for children and young people aged 5 years plus at The Met.

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Family - Last session: Thu 15 Feb 2024 at 1:30 PM - This event has now passed

Luna Loves Library Day – The Musical

Join Luna and her Dad for an adventure among the library shelves in this exciting new musical for families. Ages 5+.

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Family - Last session: Sat 17 Feb 2024 at 2:00 PM - This event has now passed

Fishing for Rainbows

Award-winning children’s author Oliver Sykes returns to The Met with his new show Fishing for Rainbows.

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Family - Last session: Mon 19 Feb 2024 at 2:30 PM - This event has now passed

Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show

You think science is boring, think again; this is science like you've never seen it before! Explore the strange properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins and howling jelly babies!

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Popstar Parties

Come to The Met and be treated like a star! Our popstar parties put you and your friends centre-stage with a VIP-style recording session in our state-of-the-art music studio.

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MAKE SOME NOISE!

Dommy B shares a story about growing up, finding an imaginary friend, and joining a great school band! There’ll be rhymes, jokes, and lots of opportunity to make some noise. Ages 5+.

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Nick Cope’s Family Show

Nick Cope is a children's musician and songwriter who ignites children’s imaginations with his songs and animations. His CBeebies show Nick Cope’s Popcast has won him fans across the UK. Ages 3+

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Rumpelstiltskin

Spin your dreams into gold with our newest panto offering, Rumpelstiltskin!

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Festivals

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Bury MACFEST

Bury's Muslim arts and culture festival, featuring an afternoon of enchantment and enjoyment as we go through a journey through the middle-east in the west with the BAME PROJECT.

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Open Day tours of The Met

A FREE tour of The Met. Visit backstage areas normally closed to the public, and learn about the history of this fascinating building.

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  • Tue 5 Mar 7:00 PM

Coram Shakespeare Schools Festival

An exhilarating evening featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day at The Met!

Join us as we celebrate all things female with music, workshops, food and drink and lots of dancing.

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Music

Music - Last session: Thu 11 Jan 2024 at 7:30 PM - This event has now passed

Kevin Montgomery

Nashville singer-songwriter Kevin Montgomery returns to The Met for an evening of his brand of laid back, California country rock. Support Jude Johnstone.

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Music - Last session: Fri 12 Jan 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Limehouse Lizzy

Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive.

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Music - Last session: Thu 18 Jan 2024 at 7:30 PM - This event has now passed

Kaia Kater

Artful banjo playing and lush songwriting, drawing on influences rooted in Quebec, the Caribbean, and Appalachia.

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Music - Last session: Thu 18 Jan 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Paul Jones and Dave Kelly

Two blues legends, one unforgettable performance.

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Music - Last session: Sat 20 Jan 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

IQ

One of the world’s leading progressive rock bands, IQ are known for their passionate music and dramatic live shows.

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Music - Last session: Sat 20 Jan 2024 at 2:00 PM - This event has now passed

Emerging Showcase: NGUVU

Northern groove-heavy jazz fusion, funk, soul, and hip-hop group NGUVU play an afternoon show at Bury Art Museum. Support comes from Britizen Kane.

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Music - Last session: Thu 25 Jan 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Good Lovelies

Canadian folk-pop featuring perfect harmonies and pure pop melodies.

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Music - Last session: Fri 26 Jan 2024 at 7:30 PM - This event has now passed

Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane

Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane will now be supporting Sam Baker in the Derby Hall on Friday 26 January.

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Music - Last session: Fri 26 Jan 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Sam Baker

Texas troubadour Sam Baker comes to The Met for a captivating evening of songs and stories. Supported by Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane.

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Music - Last session: Sat 27 Jan 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Jean Genie – The best of David Bowie

Jean Genie performs all of David Bowie's greatest hits.

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Music - Last session: Fri 2 Feb 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

The Clone Roses & DJ Clint Boon

The UK’s number one Stone Roses tribute band return to The Met.

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Music - Last session: Wed 7 Feb 2024 at 6:00 PM - This event has now passed

Bury Music: Battle of the Bands

The best local young rock bands battle for the chance to represent Bury in the Greater Manchester Music Hub Battle of the Bands.

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Music - Last session: Fri 9 Feb 2024 at 7:30 PM - This event has now passed

The Zimmermen

Classic Bob Dylan songs from his key musical eras, from early 1960s to the present day.

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Music - Last session: Fri 9 Feb 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Gryphon

Gryphon is the oldest and the newest thing – a legendary British band that’s as exhilarating, energetic, unpredictable and addictive now as in the 1970s.

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Music - Last session: Sat 10 Feb 2024 at 7:30 PM - This event has now passed

Nigel Wearne

Australian singer-songwriter Nigel Wearne Inhabits the after-dark realms of blues, jazz, soul and Americana-noir. He returns to The Met with new album The Reckoning.

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Music - Last session: Thu 15 Feb 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Merry Hell

Multi-award winning Merry Hell offer joyful, uplifting folk-rock, with a message of hope for troubled times.

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Music - Last session: Fri 16 Feb 2024 at 7:30 PM - This event has now passed

Emerging Showcase: Clouds and Errors + Novacane + The Bends

February's Emerging Showcase features three up-and-coming young bands from Bury and Bolton.

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Music - Last session: Fri 16 Feb 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

The Bohemians

A tribute to Queen, featuring fabulous hits from of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time.

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Music - Last session: Sat 17 Feb 2024 at 7:00 PM - This event has now passed

Manchester Inspirational Voices

Manchester Inspirational Voices, united by a love of music, performance and faith, bring their brand of exciting gospel music to The Met.

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Music - Last session: Thu 22 Feb 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Show of Hands

Folk duo Steve Knightley and Phil Beer return to The Met with their Full Circle Part II tour, celebrating their enduring legacy of music.

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Music - Last session: Fri 23 Feb 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Livewire: The AC/DC Show

This hugely successful and unique tribute to AC/DC returns to The Met to play all the classics including Back in Black, Rosie, and Highway to Hell.

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Music - Last session: Sat 24 Feb 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

The Magpie Arc

A unique and exciting folk-rock band featuring the multi-award-winning talents of Nancy Kerr, Martin Simpson, Findlay Napier, Tom A Wright, and Alex Hunter.

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Mat Walklate and Alex Haynes

Mat Walklate and Alex Haynes come together to create fresh and relevant songs which expand British blues into new territory.

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Pink Floydian

One of the finest and most authentic Pink Floyd tributes in the UK.

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Chris Difford

This event has been rescheduled to Thursday 13 March 2025. Ticket holders will be contacted regarding the new date.

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Moya Brennan

The voice of Clannad, Moya Brennan comes to The Met with her solo show.

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Sam Lee

Mercury Prize nominated folk singer, conservationist, song collector, and activist Sam Lee returns to The Met with new album Songdreaming.

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Metro Jazz – Livin La Vida Loca!

The Met’s community jazz orchestra Metro Jazz, led by sensational saxophonist Munch Manship, perform a foot-tapping mix of jazz favourites.

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Husband and wife folk duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman return with new album Almost A Sunset – a collection of thoughtful, varied songs exploring favourite characters, childhood memories and deep emotion.

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Cerys Hafana

Cerys Hafana is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who mangles, mutates, and transforms traditional music.

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  • Tue 26 Mar 7:30 PM

The K’s

Bury's vinyl record store Wax and Beans are bringing The K's to Bury to celebrate the launch of their debut album I Wonder If The World Knows?

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The Springsteen Sessions

An authentic and thrilling tribute to "the Boss" Bruce Springsteen.

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  • Sat 30 Mar 8:00 PM

Desperado (EAGLES Tribute)

A two hour journey through your favourite Eagles songs.

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George!

The ultimate tribute to George Harrison starring Nick Bold.

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The Fargo Railroad Company

This Sheffield southern rock / americana four-piece use a strong southern influenced sound as a vehicle for their songs of barrooms, and broken relationships.

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Daoirí Farrell

Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell is one of most important folk musicians to come out of Ireland in recent years.

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G2 Definitive Genesis

G2 Definitive Genesis pay tribute to Genesis’ four-man “Seconds Out” era, whilst also dipping back into the earlier Gabriel years.

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The Manfreds

Nearly sixty years on from their 1960s heyday, The Manfreds return to perform their hits with original front man Paul Jones.

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The Haar

The Haar combines the fresh talent of traditional Irish singer Molly Donnery with three of the most exciting instrumentalists on the folk circuit: Cormac Byrne, Adam Summerhayes, and Murray Grainger.

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PINK by Vicky Jackson

A stunning and authentic tribute to American Grammy award-winner singer Pink. Perfect vocals and bespoke costumes plus all of the major hits deliver the authentic Pink experience.

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Blair Dunlop

Blair Dunlop has been hailed as one of the UK’s most accomplished folk songwriters.

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Aoife Scott

Aoife Scott is an award-winning folk singer and songwriter based in Dublin, Ireland.

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The Jerseys

Join The Jerseys as they celebrate the timeless music of the one-hundred-million album selling Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

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The Mighty Jitters

North Manchester band The Mighty Jitters embrace the good vibe and dislike the bad.

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Annie Dressner

New York singer-songwriter Annie Dressner has a straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals which offer you a front row seat to her stories.

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Newton Faulkner: Feels Like Home Tour 2

Newton Faulkner comes to The Met with his Feels Like Home Tour part 2, featuring a solo, mainly acoustic set of favourite songs.

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Talisk

Talisk have amassed a global following whilst redefining the folk genre. There’s captivating a crowd, and then there’s Talisk.

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Jenny Colquitt

Jenny Colquitt's music combines Americana, indie and folk rock and pop. She writes with soul, lyrical vulnerability and style to accompany her musicality both through keys and guitar. Winner of FATEA's 2021/2...

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Apollo Junction

Apollo Junction are a band on the rise having just delivered their third (and best) album Here We Are and embarking on their biggest ever UK tour.

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  • Sat 11 May 8:00 PM

Fleetwood Bac

The world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac tribute band.

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The Pitmen Poets

Featuring Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, Warhorse songman Bob Fox, Master of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and award-winning songwriter Jez Lowe.

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Hue and Cry

Hue and Cry made a huge impact in the '80s with massive hit singles like Labour of Love, and continue to be popular today.

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The spirit and sound of Steely Dan: Nearly Dan in concert

Nearly Dan promise all the Steely Dan favourites in a two hour-plus show, featuring tracks from Countdown to Ecstasy, The Royal Scam, Aja, Gaucho and more.

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Gordon Giltrap and John Etheridge – Two Parts Guitar

Gordon Giltrap and John Etheridge join forces for an unforgettable evening of top class musicianship performed by two of the UK's most respected and influential guitarists.

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“Both Sides Now” play the Joni Mitchell Songbook

Both Sides Now, the UK’s only regular touring tribute to the songs of Joni Mitchell, are back on the road to celebrate Joni’s ever popular album Court & Spark.

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Breabach

Ranked among Scotland’s most skilled and imaginative contemporary folk acts, Breabach unite deep roots in Highland and Island tradition with the innovative musical ferment of their Glasgow base.

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Amelia Coburn

Award-winning folk songwriter Amelia Coburn comes to The Met with songs from her debut album Between The Moon and The Milkman.

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  • Fri 31 May 8:00 PM

Beat The Drum – The Runrig Experience

Join Beat The Drum – The Runrig Experience for an evening of music from the Celtic music giants Runrig.

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The New Radio Ballads: In the Footsteps of Ewan MacColl

A concert of songs and spoken word with Jez Lowe, Bob Fox and Julie Matthews.

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Bootleg Blondie

Bootleg Blondie is the world's number one official Debbie Harry and Blondie tribute band

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Beatles Complete

Beatles Complete present a night of Beatlemania packed with massive hits from the most influential band of all time.

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MCR Made: A tribute to the music of Manchester

MCR Made faithfully reproduce the music of The Stone Roses, The Smiths, Oasis, New Order, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, and other Manchester legends.

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The Fugitives

The Fugitives are a Vancouver-based acoustic folk-roots group. They come to The Met with songs from their breakthrough sixth album, No Help Coming.

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CODA: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

CODA: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin are Europe’s most authentic and exciting Led Zeppelin tribute band, replicating the power, excitement and magic of a Led Zeppelin show like no other.

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Arctic Numpties plus guests

Yorkshire's very own tribute to the Arctic Monkeys with an authenticity that is hard to beat.

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STAX of SOUL – The Legacy Tour 2024

This nine-piece band meticulously recreate the very best from the catalogues of Stax, Atlantic, Motown, and Northern Soul plus tributes to James Brown and The Blues Brothers. The ultimate Soul Party!

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Edwina Hayes

Edwina Hayes brings together English folk, Americana and the rich northern singer-songwriter tradition to create a sound that’s truly her own. Supported by Tom Johnson.

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Pinked Floyd

An evening packed with favourites from the timeless albums Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, The Division Bell (30th anniversary), Wish You Were Here, Animals, and A Momentary Lapse of Reason.

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Elvis: As It Was

The sensational Tommy Holland and The Rising Sun band perform an incredible night of Elvis’s music all faithfully recreated to bring an authentic feel, look and sound of the period of his...

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Wishbone Ash

The legendary Wishbone Ash perform their biggest-selling album Live Dates 2, along with songs from many of their other, much-loved albums.

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Judie Tzuke – Jude The Unsinkable

Judie Tzuke is one of the UK's finest singer-songwriters. This intimate evening will see her perform old favourites alongside songs from her new album, Jude The Unsinkable.

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Jack Rutter

Yorkshire folk singer Jack Rutter is one of the standout voices of the folk, roots and acoustic music scene.

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Focus

The legendary Dutch progressive rock band return. Hear hits Hocus Pocus, House of The King and Sylvia alongside brand new songs from their latest album.

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Nell Bryden

American singer-songwriter Nell Bryden returns to The Met with "I Love You So Much I’m Blind", a new and deeply personal album which may be her most emotionally powerful to date.

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Steve Knightley

Steve Knightley, former Show of Hands frontman, returns to The Met with a solo show.

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ABBA Reunion

Re-live the addictive ABBA phenomena that swept the world in the 70s and 80s with this truly authentic, feel good, party style tribute concert. Featuring all of ABBA's greatest hits from Mamma...

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Eleanor McEvoy

Eleanor McEvoy is one of Irish music's biggest stars. Her song Only A Woman’s Heart was the title track of the best-selling Irish album in Irish history.

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Meet Me at The Met

Meet Me at The Met is a social arts group for over 50s. Join us at The Met for a fun, relaxed and social time with friends old and new.

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Movers and Shakers

A fun movement-led workshop for children aged 1-5 and their grown-ups.

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RockFit Rockathon

Join Jenny for a 1.5hr Rockathon to all of your favourite Rock and Heavy Metal tracks.

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Met Express

Met Express is The Met’s very own learning disability theatre company.

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Aiming High

Aiming High is The Met’s specialist drama group for learning disabled and autistic young people.

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Workshops & Courses - Last session: Wed 21 Feb 2024 at 10:00 AM - This event has now passed

February Half-term Drama Day

Children aged 6-10 are invited to join us for a fun-filled day of drama and all things fun!

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Home Educated Drama Workshop

A brand new weekly drama class specially created for children and young people who are home educated.

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Metro Jazz (8 Jan – 11 Mar)

Metro Jazz is The Met’s own community jazz orchestra led by experienced saxophonist and educator Munch Manship.

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RockFit Body Confidence Class with Allie

Prepare to unleash your inner rock goddess this March, in the first Rockfit with Allie Body Confidence class!

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Learn Harmonica (22 Jan – 18 Mar)

A course in harmonica playing all levels, led by former British blues harmonica champion Mat Walklate. Sessions 22 January - 18 March 2024.

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