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Brooklyn Academy of Music

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Address: 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1486
Phone Number: 718-636-4100

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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Beautiful small venue

It's a lovely auditorium with great acoustics, very diverse programming, so check to see what might be in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a lovely auditorium with great acoustics, very diverse programming, so check to see what might be in town.

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the best theater to watch movie in all Brooklyn.. They select only best movie to show.. Clean and excellent service

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The events and exhibitions at BAM are always top-notch, with an unbelievable calendar of events that never fails to delight or deliver incredible experiences. Great for cinema and dance!

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BAM has been my family's favorite destination for about 20 years, but today I would like to focus not on the artistic merits of the production we saw (that would be a deadly trap for a traditional theater lover), but on the somewhat recently renovated balcony seating at the Harvey Theater. Yes, it deserves a special mention. It looks like... More 

Thank ICarryOn
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

great and interesting cultural doings in the Borough of Kings. Well worth the subway ride to any of the venues. While the acoustics in the theater are unkind to female voices, the productions have been interesting and challenging.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is a superb place to see a concert or a play. The productions are uniformly first-rate and it's a pleasure to attend there. Sometimes you can see a production there before it hits Broadway. The programming is creative and eclectic, and any visitor to NYC should check BAM's schedule.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a magnificently restored venue that has wonderful acoustics and because of the pitch of the floor and seats also has great sight lines from every seat. With a small booster seat (supplied by venue) even our four year old could see well and not be bothered by the adult sitting in the next row. From the impressive exterior... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Saw Rupert Everett in a play about Oscar Wilde's life after being convicted....He was incandescent and we met him afterwards at the stage door... fantastic experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I was privileged to see Rupert Evertt perform "The Judas Kiss" at the BAM Harvey Theater. It was a great show, impeccably performed by all the actors and I remember why I loved BAM all these years - unique and sophisticated offerings, worth the trek out to Brooklyn. It is amazing how the neighborhood has changed and grown and been... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Finally, after all my years in NYC (Manhattan), I ventured into Brooklyn to see Judas Kiss at the Harvey Theatre, part of BAM. The play was wonderful, and worth the trip. The theatre is beautiful and has terrific sitelines and acoustics. I loved that you saw a lot of the original theatre unrestored. The seats were fairly comfortable. But. I... More 

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