What's on at The Met

With a busy schedule of exciting and varied performances for the whole family, The Met is a cultural hub and social focal point for the community of Abertillery and the wider region. Dramas, musical theatre shows, rock and pop music and children’s theatrical performances make up just part of our busy schedule of events. The fully licensed Bar is open an hour prior to performances, for you to enjoy a relaxing drink before your show. 


Amazing events at The Met…

St Marys RC Primary - A Christmas Cracker Concert

  • 17th - 18th December 2019
  • 14:00
  • £5.00

St Mary’s RC Primary School Present A Christmas Cracker Concert

Enjoy a medley of Christmas songs from the movies performed by the pupils of St Mary’s RC Primary School, Brynmawr

Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th December

Start Time: 2pm & 6pm

Tickets: £5.00

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Other exciting events coming soon…

Patrick Sheen Singers Afternoon Concert

  • 19th December 2019
  • 14:00
  • £5.00

Dementia Friendly Performance

Join the ‘Paddy Sheen’ Singers in some Christmas cheer as they sing our favourite festive tunes.

Tickets: £5.00 includes tea/coffee and a mince pie

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Live Superstars of Welsh Wrestling

  • 4th January 2020
  • 19:00
  • £12.00 Adult / £9.00 Child / £35.00 Family (4)

You've seen it on the TV, now come witness the glitz, the glamour and the highflying bodyslamming action of live superstars of wrestling as they steam roll their way into town for an evening of fun all action entertainment suitable for the entire family!

Come see the top international stars battle it out in this one night extravaganza!!

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Encore Theatre Academy - Beauty & The Beast

  • 9th - 12th January 2020
  • 18:30
  • £8 Full / £30 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

Encore Theatre Academy brings you the tale as old as time, Beauty & The Beast.

Come and watch the story unfold as our heroine Belle who finds herself imprisoned in an enchanted castle by a prince who has been transformed into a hideous beast by an evil sorceress.

Can Belle find something kind in the Beast? Will he return to the life he once knew and win the hand of girl?

With great characters, scrumptious costumes and fabulous scenery, this pantomime promises to be fun for all the family.

Start Time: Thursday 9th & Friday 10th – 6:30pm

Saturday 11th – 12pm & 4pm

Sunday 12th – 12pm

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Encore Theatre Academy - Beauty & The Beast

  • 10th January 2020
  • 16:30
  • £5.00

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN AUTISM & DEMENTIA FRIENDLY RELAXED PERFORMANCE

DURATION: 1 HOUR

Encore Theatre Academy brings you the tale as old as time, Beauty & The Beast.

Come and watch the story unfold as our heroine Belle who finds herself imprisoned in an enchanted castle by a prince who has been transformed into a hideous beast by an evil sorceress.

Can Belle find something kind in the Beast? Will he return to the life he once knew and win the hand of girl?

With great characters, scrumptious costumes and fabulous scenery, this pantomime promises to be fun for all the family.

Start Time: 4:30pm

Tickets: £5.00

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Theatre Adhoc - Up Pompeii

  • 22nd January 2020
  • 19:30
  • £10.00

Based on the original characters in the Frankie Howerd BBC comedy, this hilarious romp through ancient Pompeii brings back all the television favourites in this full-length play. 

As Lurcio attempts to deliver his prologue and begin proceedings, he’s quickly caught up in the myriad of naughty liaisons in all quarters of his master’s house. 
Why does Ludicrus not leave for the Senate meeting in Rome? 
Why does his wife return so quickly from the country? 
Who will take care of the escaped slave girl, Voluptua, and will Nausius’s love poetry improve? 


Whilst growing chaos ensues, an increasing rumbling is heard in the distance – what could that possibly be?

A riot from start to finish.

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Hospice Of The Valleys Charity Concert

  • 24th January 2020
  • 19:30
  • £8 Full / £7 Concessions

The Markham & District Band are proud to present this concert to you with our friends The Abertillery Ladies Orpheus Choir to raise funds for the wonderful local charity The Hospice of the Valleys.

The Hospice provides specialist palliative care to the people of Blaenau Gwent and behind every patient and family they support there is a team of specialist professionals and hundreds of kind supporters who all make it possible.

Come and join us for a wonderful evening of great live music and support this tremendous charity.

 

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The Carpenters Experience

  • 7th February 2020
  • 20:00
  • £17.00

Back by popular demand!

The Carpenters Experience are the UK's leading tribute to The Carpenters.

Featuring, the amazing voice of Maggie Nestor & top class musicians.

The Carpenters Experience have captured the sights and sounds of the amazing talents of Richard & Karen Carpenter featuring all the hits: Close to You, We've Only Just Begun, Top of the World, Rainy Days & Mondays, Solitaire, Goodbye to Love…. plus many more,
This is a show not to be missed. 

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Golden Melodies With Craig & Jason

  • 12th February 2020
  • 14:00
  • £8

Join us at The Met for an afternoon of golden oldie songs and entertainment with Craig James & Jason Price

Tickets: £8 with tea and cake included

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Kites and Lanterns

  • 19th February 2020
  • 11:00
  • £4.00

It’s About Time! Get crafty and work with an artist to make an eco-friendly lantern and a colourful kite as part of Head4Arts’ Earth Hour preparations.

Suitable for 5 to 12 year olds

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Start Time: 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Tickets: £4.00 per child (Includes a soft drink)

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Owen Money's Juke Box Heroes 3 Tour

  • 6th March 2020
  • 19:30
  • £18.50

Following the huge success of Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes in 2016, and then Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes II in 2018; Owen Money is back with another talent packed live show featuring the music of his popular weekend Radio shows on BBC Wales; and of course his unique style of comedy and ‘Welsh Whit’ !

Yes you’ve guessed it Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes III ….

Joining Owen on stage is his fantastic band ‘The Travelling Wrinklies’ who will accompany some breathtaking tributes to some legends of the Music World …

Owen and the band will accompany the jaw dropping vocals of Alex John as they reignite the innovative sounds of The Beach Boys …

Get ready to be blown away as Katie Mittell sensationally pays homage to the Greatest Soul Legends such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Nina Simone …

Jeff Phillips will take to the stage simply ‘as’ the legendary Neil Diamond …

‘We don’t need another hero’ but go on one more! …  

Sara Jones explodes onto the stage with a  fabulous portrayal of Miss Tina Turner.

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I Want That Hair

  • 13th March 2020
  • 19:30
  • £10.00

Set in a fading hairdresser’s, in a town in northern England, ‘I Want That Hair’ Is a hilarious warts and all look at what happens between the chit-chat, the wash and blow dry and the curling, in a local hair salon. It explores the lives and friendship of the two women who work there.

Bex is fifty-five, fed-up and rushed off her feet. Heidi is supposed to be her assistant.

Originally commissioned for Hull Truck Theatre and written by BAFTA-award winning playwright, Jane Thornton, ‘I Want That Hair’ is a convincing, enjoyable and well-observed play, portraying characters with warmth and honesty.

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Mike Doyle - Rocking With Laughter

  • 21st March 2020
  • 19:30
  • £16 Full / £15 Concession

Come and join Mike Doyle and his fabulous live band for a sensational evening of his unique brand of comedy and music, guaranteed to delight and entertain in equal measure.

Since appearing on the final of Bob says Opportunity Knocks in 1988, Mike has forged a career on stage and television including starring roles in the West End, three of his own entertainment series for the BBC and to date 26 pantomimes, alongside over 30 years of headlining cruise line performances on some of the Worlds largest cruiselines.

This year marks Mike's 40th year on stage.  The show ends with a rocking, foot stomping homage to the hits of the 1970's.

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