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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
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The Howard Gilman Opera House was the ideal setting for the Youssou Ndour concert. This concert had so much energy that everyone was standing up through most of it. The dancers were gymnasts and the 4 percussionists Wow! I wish I could have gone the following night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Saw a wonderful flamenco show recently but lack of space between seat in front took some of the enjoyment away. If you are tall and have long legs it's tough. Make sure you can sit next to a loved one to impose on their leg room.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

remembering when my mom now 85-tells the story of her graduation at bam ! now still open an full theater for plays,music,cinema an art.also a bar an resturant.bam is a beautiful renovated space..

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Varied top quality arts and movies schedule, concerts, dance in two buildings.Not hard to get tickets.

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