The MET at Preston market

June 2022

Location: former Preston market site

An audience is seated on the retractable auditorium seating at the MET during the openign ceremony in 2022.
Dancers seated during a performance at the MET
Interior of the MET
A theatre workshop at the MET
A music performance at the MET
Retractable seating pulled out at the MET

The MET was originally designed and constructed on the former Preston indoor market site in the city centre, which had been cleared for the future multi plex cinema development, Animate. Urban liminal spaces are ideal for testing new ideas, this became a useful site to design, and construct MET over the next nine months. The launch in May was followed by a six-week programme of events produced by the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library staff, where we discovered what was possible within the venue.

Partners & funders: Preston City Council, University of Central Lancashire.

In Certain Places

VB005A, Victoria Building
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE