The Metropolitan

“West Virginia’s Most Beautiful Playhouse”

The Metropolitan Theatre


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Hot Rod Movie Premier

Hot Rod is a documentary chronicling the flamboyant life of basketball great Rod Hundley, an unforgettable player and broadcaster, who used the game to achieve heights absolutely no one could have …

The Lion King Jr.

Morgantown Theatre Company presents Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to see MTC Perform …

Gaelic Storm

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! TICKETS

Banff Mountain Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to the Met for the 12th year in a row on April 6, 2018.  Sure to sell out again, and no one has ever …

Morgantown Dance Studio

Come and enjoy this classic story original adaptation presented by Morgantown Dance Studio March 24, 25 Click for Tickets

About The Met

“West Virginia’s most beautiful Playhouse”

About The Met


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.




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.


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