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Hire The Met

We welcome promotions by bands, amateur and professional groups, and independent event promoters.

Our rates are very competitive, so why not come and see what The Met can do for you?

For more information or to book call Nicola Simcox on 0161 761 7107, email hires@themet.biz, or complete our venue hire request form.

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Our spaces are as versatile as your promotions

Whether it's a conference or a committee meeting, a rock gig or an exhibition, a rehearsal or an away day, The Met has the perfect room to suit your event.

Main Theatre

Derby Hall

Capacity 273 seated | 400 standing

This beautiful first floor Victorian hall has been Bury's principle venue since the 1850s.

With flexible staging and a retractable tiered seating system, the Derby Hall can host standing or seated events, or any combination of the two.

The hall boasts a full professional stage lighting and sound system.

With its own dressing rooms, foyer and fully equipped bar, which are available for hire either on their own or together with the hall, this is a self contained suite of rooms perfect for many occasions.

We recommend arranging a visit to see the possibilities of the Derby Hall. We will be happy to demonstrate the various technical capabilities and layout options to best suit your needs.


The Box

Capacity 80 seated or 100 standing

The Box is The Met's small ground floor performance space. With retractable tiered seating and professional lighting and sound, this small venue is perfect for meetings, presentations and intimate shows.


Stanley Bar

With cosy seats and a fully stocked bar, this light and airy first floor space is perfect for meetings, exhibitions and workshops.

Studio 2

Card Room

A bright modern ground floor space ideal for meetings or rehearsals.


Malt Bar

Adjoining The Met's foyer, this bar is perfect for meetings and parties.

All the resources of a professional venue are here under one roof

Our experienced event, marketing, catering and technical staff take the hassle out of your event.


Our restaurant Automatic provides catering from simple, delicious finger buffets to extravagant mouth-watering meals all to suit your event and budget. Automatic can also provide teas and coffee for simple meetings or wine and beer for networking events, all of the highest quality. Automatic also sell a wedding catering package for only £2,000.

Sound and lighting

Full professional lighting and sound facilities can be provided by one of our experienced stage technicians.

Ticket sales

We can provide a full telephone and online ticket sale service through our friendly ticket office.


We offer a range of marketing, design and press services to ensure your event's success.