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The Met

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Address: Derby Hall Market Street, Bury BL9 0BW, England
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+44 161 761 7107
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00

   ""...a goldmine of entertainment in the heart of...

   ""...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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Great night with Andy Fairweather Lowe

First visit here since the refurbishment and good to see that it's been very tastefully modernised but without losing character. The show was excellent. A very relaxed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Bury, United Kingdom
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Bury, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First visit here since the refurbishment and good to see that it's been very tastefully modernised but without losing character. The show was excellent. A very relaxed performance from an experienced artist and backed by very talented musicians.

Thank prefdavid
Little Sutton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Met has had a very pleasant refurbishment recently and is a great place to get up close to the musicians on stage. Good set up with a bar just of the main hall. Give it a go for a good night,

Thank Fraser H
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I attended The Met last week and Ordered A Rose Wine... I was given it in a Pint Glass.... A Pint Glass and it Cost Me £5.50... NOT GOOD ENOUGH... Why cant the Met purchase Plastic Wine Glasses? Im a woman and did not enjoy my drink... I wont attend that bar again... Maybe Training Is needed...

Thank Kilnadeema
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Visited for music gig,Nearly Dan. Very impressed with the building and recent upgrade. Whole place looks fresh and sophisticated. Bar downstairs served great IPA real ale, choice of 2 others as well. Nice ambiance for our mid set refreshments. Staff were professional and courteous, one of our party needed a seat during the second half and one was provided with... More 

Thank Rplunket
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I love this place Easier to get in and out of Car park so close And great for kids on a Saturday am Come often And my son loves it ! Great value always and always clean !

Thank Simon T
Heywood, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is great place to go for the Comedy Thursday. The comedians are funny. This place caters for music, comedy, play lovers at night and children in the day.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I've seen musicians, plays and comedians here, all of whom have been on TV at some point, and the cost of tickets is as cheap as you're ever going to get, plus you're sat within just a few feet of them! There's also the beer festival here now and then, so that's a fun option if you're into your real... More 

Thank Jensen_A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Went to The Met last night to see a gig. Arriving a little before 8pm, with the gig due to start at 8:15, we ventured into the Whiskey Bar for a drink beforehand. The beer was REAL ALE (plus point), and we sat waiting until the gig was about the start. About 5 minutes before it did, we were told... More 

Thank Jonathan B
Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Gervase was brilliant as he usually is, and when complimented with this precious, diminutive venue, it was certainly a recipe for success. We enjoyed a bite to eat beforehand and a little drink during the performance. All great fun and not at silly prices. Would recommend... both!

Thank restaurantninja
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

I have been going to the Met at Bury for some 2 1/2 years since we moved up north. It has a very strong programme of folk and acoustic singer/songwriters, and is already a good quality venue. They host a great folk weekend Expo in the autumn, that has some top notch artists , and opportunities like a Q&A format... More 

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