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Brooklyn Academy of Music

30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-636-4100
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Ranked #13 of 115 Attractions in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Operas, Educational Sites, Performances, Ballets
Description: Founded in 1859, this performing arts center is the oldest institution of its type still in operation in the United States.
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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Every Memorial day week end, BAM has a street fair and also sponsors the Dance Africa show.This show brings dance groups from all over America and also from Africa.The performances are artistic and the music will take you away..do visit, and enjoy the many food and clothing vendors

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you're staying in Brooklyn or can get to the Atlantic Avenue subway stop easily from wherever you are, this is a neat place to see musical and dance performances and film. There's usually a film festival of some type going on plus three or four current film releases showing. The venue sponsors regular dramatic performances, ballet events, and even... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Amazing program. Spring series tend to be a bit more traditional than the Nextwave program in the Autumn.

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

BAM has many parts, several legitimate theaters, but I want to talk about the BAM Rose cinema, the most civilized movie house in the borough. It's clean, has lovely rest rooms and polite staff. If you join the cinema club, tickets are only 9$ . A great place to hang out.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you are in town and can get tickets to a show or even just come by for their free Friday and Saturday nights which include music, dance, comedy, etc. you will enjoy BAM. The movie theater is a bit old and uncomfortable, but the choice of independent films can not be beat. Truly a Gem. As good as Lincoln... More

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New York
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went to see a Christmas performance at BAM, "The Nutcracker Ballet". The theatre is absolutely magnificent, and the performance was flawless. BAM also hosts other types of live performances. Also in the building is a movie theater and a restaurant area. Definitely BAM is a go to place in Brooklyn for the performing arts or theater.

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NYC,NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

BAM is easy to get to by train. The opera sounded amazing. Staff is pleasant and there are plenty of places to grab a quick bite to eat once you leave BAM!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

BAM was there when the now trendy neighborhoods were struggling to emerge. Its graceful settings continue to host classics, cutting edge performances, myriad cultural events, and the best movie theaters around.

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Brooklyn NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

BAM is a beautifully restored work of art. There are so many great performances from Ballet to Jazz.

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Leonia, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went for a performance of The Old Woma and sat all the way up in the Balcony. Luckily there were 2 elevators to take us up. Despite the distance from the stage, we had a good view of the performance and the acoustics were very good. The ushers were all friendly and helpful. The theatre is lovely and huge.... More

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