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Brooklyn Academy of Music

30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-636-4100
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Ranked #13 of 114 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
4 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Intimate atmosphere, great for this new ballet featuring 5 musicians and 5 dancers (5 sets of paired artists). Full house, which was probably about 300 in BAM Fisher. Everyone in the audience was close to the performance, acoustics were great. Easy access by the subway (about 1 long block away).

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Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have seen the greatest of the greats there and got my earliest cultural enrichment there. Despite a slight case of claustrophobia from selecting affordable seating in the highest, back rows - I remember each visit as a milestone of education and artistic appreciation.

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Hempstead, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wow......what a great show at the Bam Café on Friday night. I saw the Earthman Experience and a few other great acts at this free venue on Memorial Day Friday and it was wonderful. The food and drinks were reasonably priced and good. Did not like that I had to stand on line at the bar for the food especially... More

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