The Metropolitan
Theatre

“West Virginia’ Most Beautiful Playhouse”

The Metropolitan Theatre

Events

December 16th Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

This winner of “America’s Got Talent” comes back to Morgantown this Christmas to entertain again.  Last years event was talked about by all who attended as one of the best …

November 15th MHS Spirit of America concert

This Metropolitan Theatre tradition returns November 14th. The Morgantown High School band, orchestra and choir salute veterans and active duty military in this glorious music presentation. Historically this show has …

November 17th Black Jacket Symphony

Black Jacket Symphony returns to the Met to perform one of the most iconic albums of all time, Led Zeppelin IV.  They will reproduce the entire album exactly how it …

December 20th Swan Lake

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings this Holiday classic the the Metropolitan Theatre for the very first time.  A ballet featured in four acts with world renowned dancers in …

About The Met

“West Virginia’s most beautiful Playhouse”

About The Met

Parking

Paid parking is available in both municipal lots and parking garages.  Limited on-street parking is available throughout downtown Morgantown.  More information is available from the  Morgantown Parking Authority.

 

 

History

On July 24, 1924 when the Met opened its doors, it was billed as “West Virginia’s most beautiful playhouse”. Opening night featured “Seven Acts of Vaudeville”, and for the next seven decades it remained the focus of Morgantown’s cultural life and enormously enriched the community. A long impressive playbill testifies to the vast number of artists and actors who have appeared on the stage such as Vaudeville; the traveling road shows of Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Helen Hayes, and many others. Additionally, West Virginia University drama productions, dance recitals, graduation ceremonies and a host of other community activities testify to the importance this theatre played in everyday community life.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, the Metropolitan Theatre is a contributing structure in the Downtown Morgantown Historic District, and is one of the better surviving examples of neoclassical revival architecture in the region.

The Met is owned and managed by the City of Morgantown and day-to-day operation overseen by the City Managers office. The Metropolitan Theatre Commission is a volunteer board that advises the City Managers office in operations, maintenance and theatre upgrades and programming. Annually since the Met reopened in 2003 35,000 patrons pass through he doors enjoying, presentations, pageants, plays, and concerts. WVU, the Monongalia Board of Education, Morgantown’s dance companies and theater companies as well as local, regional and national acts grace the stage.

Location

Black jacket Symphony Led Zeppelin IV