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Brooklyn Academy of Music

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Address: 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone Number: 718-636-4100
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Description: Founded in 1859, this performing arts center is the oldest institution of...
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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We visit Brooklyn often and always check out "now showing" on line because this venue has some of the most diverse and interesting shows around - and affordable seems to always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Denver, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We visit Brooklyn often and always check out "now showing" on line because this venue has some of the most diverse and interesting shows around - and affordable seems to always apply.

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great roster of music, theater, dance, and film performances. Bot the main BAM house and BAM Harvey are beautiful and comfortable spaces. Both could use more women's restrooms, though. Great family programming too!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

live theater, concerts, ballet and opera in Brooklyn. What a treat not to have to travel to Manhattan for this

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

BAM's Harvey theater attracts a lot of good plays. But I have to say I don't care for the place and don't know why I keep going back. It's a cavern that removes the intimacy from the plays that come here. Take the recent run of Ghosts. The theater was much too big and even though I was in the... More 

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New York City, New York
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70 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

BAM always brings in the best theatre from across the world. It's is a true gem in the Brooklyn firmament.

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Old Saybrook, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The building dates back to 1859 and has been beautifully restored. Take some time to appreciate the ceiling and the side walls. We go primarily for modern dance (tonight was the return of the Mark Morris Dance Group) but there are all sorts of events that happen here. Notes: Tonight we sat in the Mezzanine and had great seats, but... More 

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Saw Dr Jane Goodall last night here, 3rd row! The venue is just beautiful! The seats are very roomy and comfortable which is difficult to find in a lot of venues around NY. The sound system was just perfect to hear a talk of this nature! All around great place! I will look to see more events at this location!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We attended two performances in May at BAM's Harvey Theater, The Iceman Cometh, and The Tallest Tree in the Forrest. The theater hosts high quality performances, but be careful about where you choose to sit. For both performances, we were in the first row of the balcony (they call it the "gallery"). The sight-lines are excellent, but the balcony seats... More 

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I recently saw The Iceman Cometh with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennahy, the production was outstanding but unfortunately the balcony seats detracted from the overall experience. One needed the three intermissions that this long play involved in order to realign ones body. The facility has a special ambiance and the tickets for such an outstanding presentation were very reasonable. The... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This facility offers so much to the people of Brooklyn. Theater concerts opera and then some. It has many genres so there is something for everyone.

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