The Metropolitan
Theatre

“West Virginia’s Most Beautiful Playhouse”

The Metropolitan Theatre

Events

Jenny Lewis – July 24

Don’t miss Jenny Lewis live at The Metropolitan Theatre on Tuesday, July 24. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale April …

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The Kentucky Headhunters – May 18

Grammy Award Winning Legendary Group, The Kentucky Headhunters are coming to The Metropolitan Theatre for one show; Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss this rare …

The Lion King Jr. – April 26-28

The Trinity Christian School Drama Department presents The Lion King Jr. Get your tickets today! Showtimes: Thursday, April 26th at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27th at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28th …

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Kurt Vile and the Violators – June 13

Drusky Entertainment and Mr. Smalls present Kurt Vile and the Violators with special guest Connections live at the Metropolitan Theatre! Get your tickets now before they’re gone! Wednesday, June 13, 2018 …

Gaelic Storm – June 21

Come see Gaelic Storm in concert at the Metropolitan Theatre on Tuesday, June 21, 2018. Doors open at 7 p.m. Get your tickets now! click here for TICKETS

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

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