Whether you are looking to take in a gig, or catch a match, Bury has you covered. With an award-winning music and theatre venue and a professional football team located in the heart of the town, you don’t need to go far to be entertained in Bury.
Entertainment in Bury
The Met Theatre
When it comes to live entertainment in Bury, The Met is the place to be. It is an award-winning music and theatre venue, which now looks better than ever thanks to a recent multi-million-pound renovation. The capacity is around 400 without seats, and 250 with them, which ensures that the venue retains an intimate vibe, whilst still being able to attract some big names.
Peter Kay is no stranger to this venue, having performed there on numerous occasions. However, when The Met isn’t hosting big names, it is helping to make names big by featuring some of the hottest up-and-coming artists, shows and performers. Be sure to check what’s on during your stay – you may just discover the next big name in entertainment.
If you want to make a night of it, then why not head for some food and drinks at Automatic? It is a popular bar and restaurant which is directly connected to the venue. Alternatively, you can grab a drink in the venue’s own Stanley Bar. If you fancy going for some more drinks afterwards, then take a look at our guide to Bury nightlife for some tips on the best bars and pubs in the area.
The Met Theatre
If you are in town for the football, or just fancy catching a game during your stay, then you will be making the short walk from our Bury hotel to Gigg Lane, home of Bury F.C. The 11,840-seater stadium has been the home to Bury Football Club since they were founded in 1885. Since then, they have won the FA Cup twice, and still hold the record for the most goals scored in a final at Wembley. Bury, also known as ‘The Shakers’, currently reside in the lower leagues of English professional football, and regularly play host to other professional teams from all over the country.
The stadium has its own supporters club where fans can enjoy pre- and post-match refreshments. There are also plenty of pubs nearby, such as The Swan and Cemetery, The Staff of Life and The White Boar.
Tickets can be bought on the day of a match at the stadium, and prices are approximately £22 for adults, £16 for concessions and heavily discounted or free for children, depending on their age. Prices are subject to change throughout the season depending on the opponent.