The Met is a stunning, award winning live music venue noted nationally for its specialist folk music programme. Having undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment completed in 2016, it incorporates two modernised performance spaces, popular dining restaurant Automatic, and Edwin Street Creative Hub which includes a Recording Studio. The Met is also the proud organiser and promoter of Head for the Hills festival.
The Met works to inspire and excite regional audiences with our programme. We work with excellent artists both as a receiving venue and as a collaborative producer.
With a range of opportunities to access, The Met will work with agents and musicians who are able to demonstrate quality and a commitment to creativity and innovation. The Met works on a range of projects and events including a commitment to talent development. The Met operates as both promoter and in partnership with promoters to achieve the best programme to inspire local audiences and develop visiting audiences from Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
Our family theatre programme has developed over 20 years with strong relationships with companies who consistently develop high quality work which impacts on young audiences and their families and celebrates diversity. Our programme achieves both talent and audience development for our organisation. As a National Portfolio funded organisation by Arts Council England we are committed to supporting new work where we can.
We are proud to offer a range of opportunities that accessible for both emerging and established artists. Across many of our award-winning festivals, our touring programme and internal facilities (including Big Whistle Festival, Head for the Hills and our Creative Hub, Edwin St) we aim to support artists by offering professional performance and audience development opportunities, opening up dialogues between audience and artist where possible, from intimate gigs to main stage slots.