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 Christmas Concert

  • 11th - 13th December 2018
  • 19:00
  • £7

Abertillery Youth Drama & Music Society celebrate the beginning of the Christmas Season on the 11th - 13th December with traditional carols, Christmas number ones and musical items to please everyone!

Our Christmas Celebration features all our fantastic sections: Primary, Junior and Senior, with some brand new numbers and our annual golden oldies.

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Other exciting events coming soon…

Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps

  • 15th December 2018
  • 14:00
  • £9 and £33 Family of 4

This hilarious new show is based on the book by bestselling children's author Nicholas Allan and is the follow up to Father Christmas Needs a Wee!

Father Christmas is back, and this time he's had three helping of sprouts! As he tries to deliver the presents, his tummy rumbles, gurgles and groans, but Father Christmas knows he must keep it in - he doesn't want to wake anyone up!

Will he come up TRUMPS?

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West End At Christmas

  • 19th December 2018
  • 19:30
  • £14 & £16 (on the door)

Join a host of stars from the West End as they present a magical evening of entertainment, featuring hits from the musicals and the best of Christmas songs.

The talented cast have starred in many West End productions and national tours including Les Miserables, We Will Rock You, South Pacific, Singing in the Rain, Starlight Express, Phantom of The Opera, Wicked, Godspell, Joesph and Cats... to name but a few!

Doors open from 7pm & The Met Bar from 6.30pm.

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Welsh Wrestling - The Alternative Panto!

  • 5th January 2019
  • 19:00
  • £12 adults/ £9 children/ £35 family

The number one family entertainment show in Wales is heading back to Abertillery!

The top rope flying, body slamming superstars of Welsh Wrestling will dazzle you and amaze you in this one night wrestling extravaganza!

Come along and cheer the good guys, boo the bad guys, and make as much noise as possible at this "over the top" event 

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Encore Theatre Academy Presents Jack and The Beanstalk

  • 9th - 13th January 2019
  • 18:30
  • £7.50 & £28 Family of 4

Encore Theatre Academy brought you Cinderella last year and this year they will present the much-loved story of Jack and the Beanstalk. With a bag full of magic beans, colourful characters, creative costumes and a set straight out of a fairy tale book, Jack and the Beanstalk promises to raise the roof at The MET with bucket-loads of laughter and the classic triumph of good over evil. So book your tickets now for this because this pantomime promises to be GIGANTIC! 

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The Vicar of Dibley

  • 16th January 2019
  • 19:30
  • £9.00

Following on from Theatre Adhoc’s successful tour of Blackadder Goes Forth, they bring you a hilarious evening, celebrating all things Dibley including all the well-known and much loved characters from the hit TV show. 

Hugo and Alice return from their honeymoon, Alice finds that she is putting on weight and turns to Geraldine for advice. 

The Vicar is getting some unwanted attention, there are secrets being revealed and there’s a show to produce!! What could go wrong? What indeed!

Doors open at 7pm and The Met Bar open at 6.30pm.

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Golden Melodies With Craig & Jason

  • 14th February 2019
  • 14:00
  • £8 with cake and tea included

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

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The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio

  • 27th - 28th February 2019
  • 13:30
  • £6.50

Immersion Theatre are thrilled to present a brand new, larger-than-life musical adaptation of the much-loved classic, Pinocchio!

Based on the fantastical children’s book, this magical story leaps off the page and onto the stage in this high energy re-telling of Pinocchio’s extraordinary adventures. Packed with comedy, audience interaction, and a host of new songs guaranteed to have you singing along from start to finish, this high energy musical promises to be the perfect treat for the whole family, no strings attached!

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The Counterfeit Stones - Street Fighting Sham

  • 2nd March 2019
  • 20:00
  • £20 advance & £22.50 on the door

The Counterfeit Stones

Street Fighting Sham

(The Great British Take Off)

Why pay a fortune to see ants in a stadium when for a fraction of the price you can get up close and smell the faking brilliance of the Counterfeit Stones - described as Rolling Stones' hooky masterpiece.

Their latest fast shuffle, STREET FIGHTING SHAM promises yet another night of pure, unadulterated Copy-Rock. 

Now in their 27th year, these prank-stars continue to deliver the best "mock 'n' roll" show on the circuit. Packed with big hits, retro fashion, vintage guitars and a huge dollop of "Spinal Tap" humour, it's Satis-fiction guaranteed.

So "Come On" all you Honky Tonks and Get Yer Doo Dahs Out!

IT'S PHONEY ROCK 'N' ROLL AND YOU'LL LIKE IT!

Doors open at 7.30pm and The Met Bar open at 6.30pm.

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An Evening With The Cory Band

  • 7th March 2019
  • 19:30
  • £14 Full / £12 Concession / £8 Under 16's

The Cory Band made history in 2016 by winning an elusive Grand Slam and becoming the first band in history to be Quadruple Champions – simultaneously holding the National, Open, European and Brass in Concert titles. This cemented a remarkable ten consecutive years at the top of the World Rankings. However, the band has a long and illustrious history. Formed in 1884, it originally bore the name 'Ton Temperance'. In 1895 Sir Clifford Cory, the local colliery owner, heard the band and offered to provide financial assistance, resulting in the band's change of name to Cory.

In 1980 the band became European Champion and in 1984, its centenary year, it won the third in a hat-trick of National titles at the Royal Albert Hall, London, conducted by the charismatic Major Arthur Kenney. In 2000 the band achieved an historic double by winning both the Nationals and, for the first time in its history, the British Open, conducted by Dr. Robert Childs. In 2008-10 the band achieved a hat-trick of European Brass Band Champion titles.

Since 2012 the band has been conducted by Philip Harper, winning another two European titles (2013, 2016), three Nationals (2013, 2015 and 2016) four Brass in Concert titles (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016) and two British Open (2016,2018). In 2014 it became the inaugural winner of TV Channel S4C's Band Cymru programme and repeated this achievement in 2018. It toured Australia in 2013, and the USA in February 2016, 40 years after its last visit.

The Cory Band has also developed musically outside of the contest field. In 2001, together with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales it was appointed as resident ensemble to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and in the same year appointed Dr John Pickard as its 'Composer in Residence'. John Pickard's tenure with the band ended in July 2005 when the band made history giving the première performance of his Gaia Symphony at the prestigious Cheltenham International Festival. The Symphony was broadcast live on Radio 3, and lasting over an hour in duration, is currently the largest scale original work in the repertory.

The band is dedicated to new music, raising the profile of the brass band genre and keeping music alive in Wales. It has an active commissioning policy and has performed works by many of Britain's leading composers; John McCabe, Judith Bingham, Elgar Howarth, Edward Gregson, Alun Hoddinott, Karl Jenkins, Gareth Wood, David Bedford, to name but a few. The band's current 'Composer in Residence' is Christopher Bond.

The Cory Band is recognised as one the Principality's finest and most innovative music ensembles. Its numerous CD recordings and live concert performances have received worldwide acclaim.

Doors open at 7.00pm and The Met Bar opens at 6.30pm

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An Evening With Sean Holley & Jonathan Davies

  • 21st March 2019
  • 19:00
  • £50.00

Join us at Bedwellty House & Park, Tredegar for an evening with Sean Holley & Jonathan Davies as they share stories of life on and off the field.

Start Time:7.00pm

Tickets: £50 which includes a red carpet arrival, a glass of fizz and a three course meal.

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Waterloo Live

  • 29th March 2019
  • 19:30
  • £15

The UK’s leading and most authentic ABBA show is packed with classic hits including Dancing Queen, Fernando, Super Trouper, Mamma Mia and many more.

Dig out those platforms and flares and prepare to sing along to some of the greatest songs ever written.

Doors open at 7pm & The Met Bar open at 6.30pm.

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Buttons Undone

  • 5th - 6th April 2019
  • 19:30
  • £18.50

"Button Undone" is a big bawdy barrel of laughs and although aimed at Over 18's, it doesn't contain any crude four-letter words, as the humour is unshamely in the Great Britain "Carry On" tradition of rib-tickling double entendres and innuendo. So if you're broad-minded and fancy a fun night out that turns traditional pantomine upside down to reveal its frilly bloomers hiding underneath, this is definately a show you won't want to miss.

And you know you're in a safe pair of hands when the frantic frolics and saucy shenanigans happening on stage are held together by Wales undisputed King of Comedy Owen Money as Buttons.

Doors open from 7.00pm and The Met Bar from 6.30pm.

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