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Address: 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1486
Phone Number: +1 718-636-4100
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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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Still remember the concerts in this distinct venue

Has been years since I attended a concert, but to my recollection this was a great venue to listen to any form of music, whether it be jazz or classical, had a warm and inviting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Thomas M
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Linwood, New Jersey
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Linwood, New Jersey
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Has been years since I attended a concert, but to my recollection this was a great venue to listen to any form of music, whether it be jazz or classical, had a warm and inviting feel to it. So glad that it has been restored to its former beauty

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fact that the recent Jonah Bokaer dance premiere was performed at the BAM Opera House made it a synesthetically unique New York City experience. Even the opening vision of moonlight slanting down through smoke, viewed by the snazzy audience kitted out for a gala & seen on the open BAM stage, next to its Beaux Arts relief of Apollo’s... More 

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read about this institution in a guide book when planning our visit and checked what was on. We got to listen to a great jazz concert for free while nibbling food prepared on the spot. The concert was incredible and the atmosphere relaxed ( people walked in and out, chatted and looked at the art on display). The staff... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

First trip to Brooklyn and it did not disappoint. A different atmosphere to New York (more gritty). We attended the theatre on Fulton Street which was a very old building with the decoration crumbling adding to the post war theme, even though I did initially think I was in the wrong place! Mikhail Baryshnikov was outstanding in Letter to a... More 

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Astoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Manhattan may have Lincoln Center, but I'd argue BAM is the stronger center of gravity for the performing arts in NY. The first of the centers, it's joined now by the Mark Morris, Theatre for a New Audience, and, for larger, popular fare, Barclay Center. The programming is best summed as innovative and quality. The specialties are dance, cinema, and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great shows (dance, theater, opera, music, film). The New Wave festival in the fall has to be one of the best in the world.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Excellent venue that offers the most diverse, rich, exciting performances from around the world. A veritable treasure for the whole of New York.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

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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