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Brooklyn Academy of Music

30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-636-4100
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Ranked #16 of 112 attractions in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Lindenhurst, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

What can you possibly say about a venerable old music theatre such as this? How about great acoustics, cool bar all the way up and access by the subway? How about this- if you are "on deck" at 5:40 you can catch the beginning of night only parking right in front. You're welcome!!!

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london
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A very beautiful venue with a superb programme. Have traveled a long way to see things here and have never been disappointed.

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ny
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Love the Harvey Theatre @ BAM! Such a cool space. Great performance of "A Doll's House" too. We saw "Cherry Orchard" here many years ago and loved it. Will be back again, I'm sure.

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Englishtown, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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72 reviews 72 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We went to see "A Doll's House", which had come from England and got terrific reviews. Unfortunately, the only seats available were in the "Gallery" and we walked up 70 steps before we found out there is an elevator. The show was wonderful, but the seats in the gallery are extremely uncomfortable. If you can afford it, sit in the... More

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New York City, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We saw a brilliant production of Ibsen's A Doll's House last night. It was captivating, from the revolving set to the talented actors. But seeing it at BAM added an intimacy that would be lacking at another theater. Stellar!

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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

BAM hosts some fantastic productions and you should definitely check out what's on here as well as Broadway. We've been here a few shows, the most memorable being a performance of Macbeth with Patrick Stewart in 2008.

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New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Saw King Lear at BAM this weekend at the Harvey Theater. I was shocked at the poor condition of BAM's Harvey Theater, especially the balcony seating. Since the balcony does not have theater seating but instead each row is made up of stools with minimal upholstery and footrests, some indication should have been given ahead of time when tickets were... More

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New England
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153 reviews 153 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The BAM Harvey Theater hosts first class plays - with actors and staging that rival the best of Broadway. It's also an historic theater - intentionally preserved as not fully restored.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

A beautifully appointed building with multiple venues. We were there for an opera Anna Marie which was the last performance of th New York City opera. The beauty of the auditorium enhanced the performance.

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