The Met (arts centre)

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The Met
The Met
The Derby Hall in Bury, home of The Met
Address Market Street, Bury
Coordinates Coordinates: 53°35′34″N 2°17′49″W / 53.5929°N 2.2970°W / 53.5929; -2.2970
Type Arts Centre
Opened 1980

The Met is a performing arts venue in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. It has two theatre spaces and a café bar.

The centre is operated by Bury Metropolitan Arts Association, a registered charity,[1][2] and it popularly known as Bury Met.


The Met is situated in the Derby Hall, a large Victorian classical building on Market Street in the centre of Bury.


The Met houses a busy programme of events which includes theatre shows, many varieties of music, and stand up comedy.


Bury Metropolitan Arts Association was founded in 1975. The association originally operated out of a disused bank building at 2 The Rock, promoting events in civic halls and parish churches. It moved into the Derby Hall in 1979.

The organisation's founding Director was Dewi Lewis, who went on to found Manchester's Cornerhouse arts centre.


  1. ^ "Bury Metropolitan Arts Association". Open Charities. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bury Metropolitan Arts Association". Charity Commission. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 

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