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Brooklyn Academy of Music

30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-636-4100
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Ranked #13 of 117 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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NYC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I attended concerts on Saturday and Sunday at this venue. Seating was easy and the sound was great. Nice place...maintained well.

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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93 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
60 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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