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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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Beautiful Venue!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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New York
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

BAM is the center of cultural events in Brooklyn, it contains four theaters, a movies theater with five theaters and a Pub that offers food, music and events...

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Pelham, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went here last night to see an outstanding revival of The Iceman Cometh. Amazing It's a 4 hour play with 3 fifteen minute intermissions. Unfortunately I got seats up in the Gallery section. Perfect view and would not have been an issue but the seats are literally like sitting on a hard bleacher. Also if you are afraid of climbing... More 

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Terryville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

great staging and interesting performances. the gallery seating is problematic. be forewarned! the very steep, very long flight up can be very problematic for anyone not in good shape. no elevator and no warning about this when booking seats. the chairs in this area are hard as rocks and pretty small.

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Lake Telemark, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were in an old theatre, not sure of the name but it is a venue for BAM performances. Beautiful atmosphere, excellent acoustics and the performance was virtuoso. Easy to get to, with great eateries nearby. Subway stops, nearby parking and easy access from the Holland Tunnel make this a "no excuses" place NOT to visit!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A fabulous show but way too long for people who work. The theater(the Harvey) is a magnificent structure that shows great bones. The cast of the show was incredible but the issue with me is that it was almost five hours and it started at 7:10 way too long of the working public. The tight seats made it even tougher... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The show was great, but I have to say that the seats in this theater are a challenge. I was grateful that I decided to spring for orchestra seats because the people in the balcony were suffering (this particular show, with intermissions, ran almost 5 hours). We were in the rear orchestra and I could not hear 100% and I... More 

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