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The Met

Derby Hall Market Street, Bury BL9 0BW, England
+44 161 761 7107
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Fantastic Venue

Since the revamp this venue has gone from strength to strength. It is welcoming and the variety of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kath M
Bolton, United Kingdom
Bury Gin Festival a big success

Attended the Saturday afternoon session of the recent Gin Festival. I believe this is the first... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2017
Bury, United Kingdom
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""...a goldmine of entertainment in the heart of Bury"" Bury TimesThe Met is an independent performing arts organisation based in an impressive Victorian building in Bury, just north of Manchester.The Met presents contemporary and classic theatre, music and comedy touring nationally and internationally. We present new and exciting artists who go on to become household names as well as established artists performing to sell-out audiences all over the world.Audiences at The Met have enjoyed a pre-Partridge Steve Coogan, legendary performances by Joy Division and The Pixies, pre-Elbow Elbow, pre-Hollywood Lee Evans and live music and theatre that leaves people inspired and enriched.With the assistance of our funders and sponsors, we maintain affordable prices for our events so that everyone can enjoy our programme. We are committed to offering first class live entertainment – and welcoming you to the friendliest live arts venue in the North West of England!The Met is run by Bury Metropolitan Arts Association, a company limited by guarantee (No. 2370868) and a registered charity (No. 701879).
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beer festival” (2 reviews)
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Derby Hall Market Street, Bury BL9 0BW, England
+44 161 761 7107
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since the revamp this venue has gone from strength to strength. It is welcoming and the variety of bands and other entertainment is second to none. There is always something for everyone.

Thank Kath M
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Attended the Saturday afternoon session of the recent Gin Festival. I believe this is the first time The Met has hosted one of these although we've been to their Beer Festivals before. A great atmosphere, lots of happy friendly people and the Met staff as...More

Thank prefdavid
Reviewed June 11, 2017

The Met has always been a really excellent venue, but has been greatly enhanced by the recent refurbishments. I have only been to the smaller downstairs theatre since the refurbishment, but it is a lovely space with an excellent atmosphere. There is a choice of...More

Thank Lilia939
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Following the major refurbishment, the Met looks great. None of its charm has been lost though. The programming is great with a wide range of acts. Why travel into Manchester if you live locally?

Thank KMc528789
Reviewed May 14, 2017

fabulous food, & wine & great service. Brilliant music Tom Attah, Frank Eubank, Walklake & Fuschi, & Kyla Brox Band , amazing music but ooohhhhh those uncomfortable & cramped legroom seats , really you've squeezed in too many extra seat at the expense of comfort,...More

Thank Sue&mike
Reviewed May 9, 2017

Came here to see Big Whistle fest, first event was Peatbog Faeries- lighting and sound was magnificent, have never been to The Met - room was right size, some people sitting at the sides which couldn't understand as seating available, shouldn't have to feel bad...More

Thank hairdy
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

John Tams & Barry Coope performing in the intimate 200 seat theatre - brilliant. Lovely old building with airy ambience and very friendly staff. Slight snag with leg room (restricted mobility after knee op) as there is a "kick board" - but brilliant staff relocated...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

This venue has recently been refurbished and the decor is clean tasteful and fresh. The evening with the hotpots was full of fun and mayhem and they played some new songs as well as a lot of old favourites and they had the place and...More

Thank michaelmG3364WH
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Great venue for music, plays, easily accessible from the whole of Greater Manchester by tram. Very helpful staff.

Thank Mancunian53
Reviewed March 10, 2017

The Met has just had an extensive refit and it looks great. I thoroughly enjoyed the concert and have 2 more bookings this month

Thank AnnerobertaN
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