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Brooklyn Academy of Music

30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-636-4100
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Ranked #16 of 92 Attractions in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Performances, Ballets, Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: Founded in 1859, this performing arts center is the oldest institution of its type still in...
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Type: Educational Sites, Performances, Ballets, Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We went to see the Nutcracker with Misty Copeland. The theater is stunning. I hope I have the opportunity to go there again. You can see the care they have taken to create a wonderful theater. On the second floor they have a cafe, bar and sitting area. I was in the balcony watching the show and I could see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

There's so much to choose from. Theatre, music, film, dance. I saw a contemporary visual arts film by Rachel Rose, which was a brilliant piece of work and stayed behind to listen to the Q&A. My friends went to see a new piece of musical theatre and loved it. It's all on Brooklyn's doorstep. A real find for a tourist.

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There is a calm to even entering here, no matter what the event is. I love coming here, whether it's for a play or a film premier. Lovely waiting area, polite staff, could do better on food, but I would rather come here than go into the city to see anything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

All seats have good views, even the last row of the balcony. If there is a show here that you are interested in, go.

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There are different buildings that comprise BAM. I've been there several times to see Alvin Ailey and other shows. The staff is very nice and helpful. The architecture is nice as well.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I enjoyed a 5-hour performance of Angels in America. The theatre is beautiful, renovated but with original historic and worn-out details in tact, adding to the architectural charm. I was surprised to see hundreds of pre-ordered cardbox dinner boxes being handed out during the 45-min break, with people spreading through the theatre to find a space to sit on the... More 

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NYC
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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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24 helpful votes 24 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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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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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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