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Brooklyn Academy of Music

Address: 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone Number: 718-636-4100
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Ranked #16 of 108 Activities in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Performances, Ballets, Operas, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Founded in 1859, this performing arts center is the oldest institution of its type still in...
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Type: Educational Sites, Performances, Ballets, Operas, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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New York City, New York
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23 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

BAM, originally know as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, is a multi-venue arts complex in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. It has several houses that host ballets, operas, concerts, theater, talks, cinemas, and dance. One of the the most important features of BAM is that the venue spaces are smaller than Lincoln Center's so that viewers are much closer... More 

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Brookhaven, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Have seen everything from concerts to Robin Williams performing his brilliant comedy. Every thing is wonderful but the seats. Be prepared to get very friendly with your kneecaps, and the back of your neighbor's head. People were much smaller when this place was built!

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New York City
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236 reviews 236 reviews
46 attraction reviews
363 helpful votes 363 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Whether your preference is film, theatre, opera or music, BAM has it all. I was stunned at the level of programming but realized I shouldn't be- they have been here, doing this for 150 years. The facility is lovely and looks new but the Peter Sharp Opera house is a classic opera house that is lovely with beautiful, classic architecture,... More 

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New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We went to see the Nutcracker with Misty Copeland. The theater is stunning. I hope I have the opportunity to go there again. You can see the care they have taken to create a wonderful theater. On the second floor they have a cafe, bar and sitting area. I was in the balcony watching the show and I could see... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

There's so much to choose from. Theatre, music, film, dance. I saw a contemporary visual arts film by Rachel Rose, which was a brilliant piece of work and stayed behind to listen to the Q&A. My friends went to see a new piece of musical theatre and loved it. It's all on Brooklyn's doorstep. A real find for a tourist.

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There is a calm to even entering here, no matter what the event is. I love coming here, whether it's for a play or a film premier. Lovely waiting area, polite staff, could do better on food, but I would rather come here than go into the city to see anything.

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Parkersburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

All seats have good views, even the last row of the balcony. If there is a show here that you are interested in, go.

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There are different buildings that comprise BAM. I've been there several times to see Alvin Ailey and other shows. The staff is very nice and helpful. The architecture is nice as well.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I enjoyed a 5-hour performance of Angels in America. The theatre is beautiful, renovated but with original historic and worn-out details in tact, adding to the architectural charm. I was surprised to see hundreds of pre-ordered cardbox dinner boxes being handed out during the 45-min break, with people spreading through the theatre to find a space to sit on the... More 

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NYC
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A wonderful cultural gem...great productions...some a bit edgy but all excellent. A different vibe than Manhattan theater as this is non-profit. The Harvey (smaller) and the Opera House area both excellent venues...Enjoy

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