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…

AYDMS Juniors - Legally Blonde

  • 24th - 28th April 2019
  • 19:00
  • £8 & £7 Concession

Following the sell-out success of Cats; AYDMS are back with the fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde! It follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. This musical is so much fun it should be illegal!

Legally Blonde The Musical will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's brightest new heroine (and of course, her chihuahua, Bruiser).

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

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Other exciting events coming soon…

Theatre Adhoc - One O'Clock From The House

  • 8th May 2019
  • 19:30
  • £9.00

Theatre Adhoc (Blackadder Goes Forth & The Vicar of Dibley) return to the Met with one of Frank Vickery's comedy classics.

This scorching comedy of personalities and situations revolves around the funeral of an elderly father. The family includes a cook who bakes almondless almond cakes, a man who is convinced his shopping trolley is a dog he has already taught to beg and a sister who is a happy inmate at a psychiatric home!

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Real Magic

  • 10th May 2019
  • 19:30
  • £15.50

Real Magic are the UK's premier tribute to the amazing Queen. Fronted by Josh Henderson, they bring the sights and sounds of Queen to life with a full band… Magic!


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The Sharpeez supported by The James Oliver Band

  • 17th May 2019
  • 19:30
  • £10.00

Kicking off the Abertillery Blues festival Weekend is The Sharpeez supported by The James Oliver Band

The Sharpeez - the very best of British Rhythm and Blues. Their crossover blues with a rock influence pushes the boundaries through strong songs, great hooks and some scintillating playing.

The cool juxaposition between the subtle and the frenetic and the transitions from quiet to loud is at the core of the unique Sharpeez style that is distinctive in the generic blues/rock field.

Start: 7:30pm

Doors Open: 7:00pm

The Met Bar open from 6:30pm

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Abertillery Rock & Blues Weekend

  • 18th - 18th May 2019
  • 15:00
  • £15.00

Abertillery Rock & Blues Weekend featuring:

3pm Dawson Smith & The Dissenters

5pm Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band

7pm The Cadillac Kings

9pm Full House (play Frankie Miller)

Start: 3:00pm

Doors Open: 2:30pm

The Met Bar open from 2:00pm

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Magic To Do - AYDMS Annual May Concert

  • 29th - 30th May 2019
  • 19:00
  • £6.00

All four AYDMS sections return to the Metropole for their Annual May Concert. With plenty of brand new numbers, AYDMS have plenty of Magic to Do on the stage! Come along and watch our Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Senior Sections entertain you - bursting with Summer Fun! 

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A Conversation With Heaven

  • 6th June 2019
  • 19:30
  • £10.00

Join renowned spiritualist medium Alun Havard for an evening of mediumship.

Often described as one of the most detailed and accurate mediums that you can see today, Alun hopes that by sharing his belief that life continues, he will inspire and give peace to those in attendance.

His evenings are said to be emotional yet uplifting and people are often amazed at how he can be so accurate in the messages he gives. So join Alun for A Conversation with Heaven.

Doors open from 7pm & the Met bar from 6.30pm

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Ceri Dupree in The Ladies I Love.

  • 8th June 2019
  • 19:30
  • £15 Full / £12 Concessions

Ceri Dupree is back on the road with his faaaaabulous new show, with new costumes, routines, jokes and songs. Presenting a glamorous evening of hysterical comedy, amazing vocal impersonations and jaw-dropping, eye-popping costumes.

Ceri’s energy, style, showmanship, love for the show and his appreciation of an audience shines through in this non stop, quick changing homage to all his favourite ladies.

Ceri brings them all lovingly to life with a touch of Las Vegas class rarely seen in the UK today. Once described as ‘Joe Longthorne meets Lily Savage... only with better legs!’


“I’ve seen hundreds of men dress up as women over the years, most of them disastrously so. A handful of them get this particular art form right, Ceri is one of that handful” (The Times)

“Slick and saucy, rude and risqué, fun and fantastic” (Leicester Mercury) 

 “This show deserves it’s 5 stars for Dupree’s costumes alone, but more than that, it’s just a terrific act, an extremely talented impersonator” (londontheatre.com)


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Afternoon Concert with Elizabeth Tiley & Katy Treharne

  • 11th June 2019
  • 14:00
  • £8

Afternoon Concert with Elizabeth Tiley & Katy Treharne

Classic songs and melodies from The West End Musicals and Operas to enjoy on a summers afternoon. 

Tickets: £8 which include tea and cake


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The Valli Boys UK

  • 21st June 2019
  • 19:30
  • £15.00

The Valli Boys UK are widely acknowledged as the ultimate tribute to the sensational sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

There are many Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons tributes around so what makes us stand out from the rest? Our boys are four of the very best stage, musical theatre & TV professionals around. Having appeared on countless stages throughout the UK and Europe, from the Vienna International Theatre to BBC Wales’s drama series ‘Belonging’ to Young Welsh Musical theatre singer of the year 2017. The Valli Boys UK can bring a touch of that West End class to any event.

Packed with slick choreography, wholesome charm and charisma of Frankie himself In a show Including all the hits, Sherry, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don't Cry, Rag Doll, Working My Way Back To You, & "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)", plus many many more. It’ll be a night not to be missed

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Encore Theatre Academy - Seussical

  • 5th - 6th July 2019
  • 18:30
  • £8 Full / £30 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!

ETA presents the fantastical world of Dr. Seuss in Seussical The Musical.

Seussical is far from being only a show for children; it is a fantastical, colourful, high-energy, a larger-than-life musical extravaganza brimming with fun and excitement for ‘thinkers’ of all ages. Set to an incredible and varied score featuring a range of genres from funk, to big band, to rock and roll, to musical theatre. Co-conceived by Monty Python’s Eric Idle, this raucous and ultimately touching story by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty is a feel-good musical bonanza which dares us to think big and reminds us of the power of loyalty, family, and acceptance. After all, a person’s a person no matter how small!

So come and join Encore Theatre Academy and the mischievous Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and a host of other much-loved characters on a magical, madcap adventure from the Jungle of Nool, to the Circus McGurkus, to the tiniest planet in the sky, Whoville.

A musical that is fun for all the family.

Start Times: Friday 5th July at 6.30pm

                   Saturday 6th July at 2.30pm and 6.30pm

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St Marys RC Primary - Grease

  • 10th July 2019
  • 19:00
  • £10.00

St Marys RC Primary School Present


At The Metropole, Abertillery

Wednesday 10th July 2019

7pm Start

Tickets: £10


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AYDMS Juniors - The Little Mermaid Jr

  • 17th - 19th July 2019
  • 19:00
  • £7.00 Full / £25.00 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel, her aquatic friends and AYDMS Junior Section in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.


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