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  • The package and theme name changed from m to metropolis!
  • The title format values have been restructured. Please refer to the manual.

Metropolis is a simple, modern Beamer theme suitable for anyone to use. It tries to minimize noise and maximize space for content; the only visual flourish it offers is an (optional) progress bar added to each slide. The core design principles of the theme were described in a blog post here.

Not convinced? Have a look at the demo slides.



Installing Metropolis from source, like any Beamer theme, involves four easy steps:

  1. Download the source with a git clone of the Metropolis repository or as a zip archive of the latest development version.

  2. Compile the style files by running make sty inside the downloaded directory. (Or run LaTeX directly on source/metropolistheme.ins.)

  3. Move the resulting *.sty files to the folder containing your presentation. To use Metropolis with many presentations, run make install or move the *.sty files to a folder in your TeX path instead (might require sudo rights).

  4. Use the theme for your presentation by declaring \usetheme{metropolis} in the preamble of your Beamer document.


The following code shows a minimal example of a Beamer presentation using Metropolis.

\usetheme{metropolis}           % Use metropolis theme
\title{A minimal example}
\author{Matthias Vogelgesang}
\institute{Centre for Modern Beamer Themes}
  \section{First Section}
  \begin{frame}{First Frame}
    Hello, world!

Detailed information on using Metropolis can be found in the manual.


The theme itself is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This means that if you change the theme and re-distribute it, you must retain the copyright notice header and license it under the same CC-BY-SA license. This does not affect the presentation that you create with the theme.