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Brooklyn Academy of Music

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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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A Brooklyn's gem!

I 've been to the BAM many times in the past and I've watched various art performances, from the jazz legend Monk to the Swan Lake ballet, by the world-renowned Mariinsky Theatre... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I 've been to the BAM many times in the past and I've watched various art performances, from the jazz legend Monk to the Swan Lake ballet, by the world-renowned Mariinsky Theatre company from St. Petersburg, Russia. I love the small and intimate setting of this historic and iconic theatre! Every seat is good. And another fabulous thing about this... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I go to the movie theatre here occasionally. It's a blessed little secret spot in Brooklyn by Atlantic Mall and The Barclay Center. The patrons of this theatre are generally a more mature group. The theatre is clean and inexpensive. I think tickets are $8 and I payed about $6 - $8 for large popcorn, a large drink and a... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A variety of music and other entertainment for your avid music lovers.. Book ahead. Modern dance can sometimes be seen there as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I've seen everything from Royal Shakespeare Theater dramas to African music to Jaws (the original) here. Its a wonderful venue.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Gem,of Brooklyn. Many venues. Cafe,Shows, Arts,Wonderful movies and Dance!!!!! The architecture of the building itself is superb! Such a diverse collective of performances.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place has the best in music, performing arts and cinema. Check the schedule any given week and your sure to find something really interesting happening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Went to BAM for the first time to see comedian Marc Maron. What a beautiful venue. The theater, built in 1908, is enormous, with a large orchestra, mezzanine and balcony. A few times during his act, Maron forgoed the mike and the acoustics were good enough to hear him. The orchestra seats are well graded, making it easy to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Only downside: not enough bathroom facilities so go in advance if possible. Torta is an excellent (tiny) restaurant 2 blocks away!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Live theatre productions plus great films are among the options offered. You can see films there that are not offered anywhere else. I saw a most interesting play recently in one of the small, cozy theatres that BAM has. Every seat was great for seeing this fascinating play. Just a great venue not to be missed when in Brooklyn!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Definitely enjoyed the play we saw at the Fishman Theatre. The acting was excellent. Short walk from downtown Brooklyn.

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