Make your wishes come true this Christmas with Aladdin!
Join us this holiday season for a carpet ride to a mystical world of magic lamps, flying carpets, and adventure!
Will Aladdin win the hand of Princess Jasmine or will the villainous Abanazar thwart his dreams and conquer the kingdom? Boo and hiss at the dastardly deeds of Abanazar as he schemes to control the all-powerful magic lamp.
Filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, jaw-dropping costumes, and enchanting music and dance numbers, this pantomime brings the whole family along for a high-flying theatrical experience. Watch in wonder as the characters take flight on a magical carpet right before your eyes!
From the wish-granting Genie to the hilarious Dame, this pantomime is packed full of sensational sets and overflows with holiday cheer and audience participation for all ages. Don’t miss your chance to outwit evil and celebrate the true meaning of friendship and love at The Met!
“Amazing from start to finish… Dazzling!” Saddleworth Independent
Pyjama Performance Stay up late on Thu 14 Dec for an evening show at 6:30pm and wear your pyjamas and onesies.
Relaxed performance on Sat 16 Dec at 10.45am. For pre-school children and anyone who would appreciate a more flexible, relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy the show. There will be house lights on, and doors open so you can bring unsettled little-ones in and out freely. Theatre doors will open 30 minutes before the show to allow time to get familiar with the stage and seating, and a touch tour will be available before the show begins.
BSL Interpreted performance on Wed 20 Dec at 6:30pm. A British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performance for people with hearing difficulties or for whom BSL is their preferred language.
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Tue 26 Dec
Traditional English Christmas songs, music and lighthearted fun.
Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (The Albion Band) and Simon Care (Edward II) join Ashley Hutchings (founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band) for an evening of traditional English Christmas music, song and celebratory readings – a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain.
Kellie While takes time out from working with her mum, Chris While, for which both the UK press and public alike have praised her. Folk enthusiasts will know Kellie from her work with The Albion Band. She received personal praise from Ron Sexsmith for her beautiful version of his song Riverbed on her album Tenacious, which put her on the map as one this country’s finest voices.
Simon Care is currently working with Edward II and has always had a passion for traditional English dance and song. Simon also works with Banter, Tickled Pink and the Morris On Band.
Simon Nicol, founder member of Fairport Convention, finishes the line up to make this a truly festive treat. He is regarded as one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world, and his voice is pretty special too!
The Albion Christmas Band‘s show is the perfect way to start your festivities. This year will see a material chosen by the audience, it promises to be a fantastic set drawing on material from the band’s extensive back catalogue.
Sun 10 Dec
After returning to the online world during the latest lockdown we are pleased to announce that Bury Youth Theatre is returning to its home at The Met in April.
We have continued to make special considerations to ensure that everyone is kept as safe as possible while attending sessions.
Last year, we split our group in two to make sure that we comply with the regulations on Bubbles. This structure will remain in place for this term. Our groups for this term will be:
We will be accepting new members for all our groups. Once we reach capacity, we will close, and new members will be placed on a waiting list. This is to ensure that we are keeping to our required delivery bubbles. If you find us and want to get involved after this, you will be placed on a waiting list for the next term.
We would like all members to pay in half termly blocks online using the link on this page.
We have a bright, shiny new risk assessment that outlines everything that we are doing to keep you and our staff safe in this new world. You can read it for yourself here. You are also welcome to request a copy of our Safeguarding policy by emailing email@example.com.
New members for transitions and seniors, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org before signing up, new members for juniors, please email email@example.com.
Tue 12 Dec
Wed 13 Dec
Leaps and Bounds is our weekly dance workshop incorporating different dance styles for children aged 5 – 11, of all abilities, encouraging them to get active and have fun through movement and music.
Classes are run by Danielle who also runs Movers and Shakers.
Mon 11 Dec
Meet Me at The Met is a social arts group for over 50s.
We are inviting you to join us in our beautiful building to chat about all things arty, find out about what we have on offer, learn some new skills and tell us what you want from us.
Join us twice-monthly on Mondays, starting from 10 January, 11am-12.30pm at The Met for a fun, relaxed and social time with friends old and new.
Meet Me at The Met is supported by Ambition for Ageing’s Aging in Place programme and, as such, we are especially keen on participants from Bury East but everyone is welcome.
Mon 11 Dec
Met Express is The Met’s very own learning disability theatre company.
Our team of adults have been working together over a number of years to develop skills, find new talents and create amazing theatre. Met Express is an inclusive and accessible group run by expert facilitators with a diverse membership with a range of different disabilities.
During 2020-21 they have been working hard online but now they are ready to come back to their home in The Met to re-commence face to face sessions.
Met Express is open to new members but please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire before booking on so that we can make sure that we are able to cater for your needs in the group.
Existing members are invited to pay for in advance by the half-term although payments can be made on a weekly basis at The Met ticket office.
Mon 11 Dec
Tue 12 Dec
Get moving with your little ones at The Met.
Come and join our brand-new workshop for children from birth to 5 years and their grown-ups. Our fabulous leader Danielle will explore moving together to help develop your child’s brain and body with a combination of energetic exercises and calming, yoga influenced activities.
These free sessions are funded through Bury Council’s ‘Let’s Do It’ Health Improvement Fund. Sessions are open to all, though we particularly welcome families living in the Bury East area.
Wed 13 Dec
A centre for live music The Met is noted for its specialist folk music programme. In addition to local, national and international folk artists and bands the programme includes theatre, comedy and a range of music workshops. The venue contains two performance spaces, a restaurant and the Edwin Street Recording Studio. The Met organises and promotes a number of outdoor events including the annual Ramsbottom Festival.
There is on-street parking in Silver Street and Bolton Street, where there is also a car-park next to the East Lancs Railway. Both the bust station and Bury's Metrolink terminus are a few hundred yards from The Met.
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