The Brooklyn Academy of Music, known simply as BAM, was founded in 1861 making it the oldest centre of performing arts in the United States.
BAM has operated from its present location since 1908 where its venues include the spectacular Howard Gilman Opera House which seats 2100 patrons; the Rose Cinemas, a four screen theatre that is open every day of year; and the popular BAMcafé BAM also operates the 874 seat Harvey Theatre one block north on Fulton Street.
Each year BAM presents in excess of 200 live performances to an annual audience of over ½ million guests. BAM is well known throughout the art world for it's innovative and sometimes controversial performances.
In addition to hosting many live performances, BAM features daily screenings from it's large collection of classics. Visitors to BAM can enjoy a preshow dinner and refreshments at the very popular BAMcafé which also serves up free live music on Friday and Saturday nights from September through June.
Facts For Your VisitFee: Yes
Address: 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA
Phone: (718) 636-4100
Official Website: Brooklyn Academy of MusicMap of nearby accommodations:
|Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|2, 3, 4, 5, B, or Q||Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center||6 minutes|
|C||Lafayette Avenue||5 minutes|
|G||Fulton Street||4 minutes|
How to get to Brooklyn Academy of Music by Subway
Take the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, N, R, D or Q train to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and depending which exit you take, walk north on 4th Avenue or on Flatbush Avenue to Ashland Place and follow it north to Lafayette Avenue or take the C train to Lafayette Avenue and go west on Fulton Street and a slight left onto Lafayette Avenue or take the G train to Fulton Street and walk west on Lafayette Avenue.
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Ratedout of 5
Can't ask for a better space for performances. Love the variety and different levels of acting. Located in a very vibrant neighborhood with lots of options for food before shows. The cafe also offers small bites and a full bar. Will recommend everyone to visit at least once, the friendly ushering staff will make sure of that
Janet Wyllie - 28 days ago
Can't miss gem in #Brooklyn! Great film, dance, opera and music venue. The #BAM membership is totally worth it for half off tickets, but the movie ticket prices are about the same price, if not even a little cheaper, than the other theaters in the city. I usually buy tickets online and show my email receipt at the door. It's not too bad finding on street parking on a Sunday, but the subway is the best way to get there. There are 3 buildings, so double check that you are going to the right one.
Amy Watson Sanchez Cuoq - 30 days ago
You can see almost anything here, from current films to classical operas. I've also seen modern dance recitals, live jazz and folk music, TEDx Talks, ballets, film festivals, and more! It's truly the heart of Brooklyn's performing and contemporary arts scene.
Frank Susa - 1 month ago
Beautiful building. I have not attended anything else but the movie theater section and it looks very classy and we'll maintained. The staff are nice and prices for movies are about the same than a regular theater. The movies shown are not Blockbusters which what I like most. The seating is not fully stadium-like but you can still watch and enjoy the movie.
Frank Ruiz - 2 months ago
The best cultural venue in Brooklyn. It has everything. Music, dance, film, food, educational programs, social justice events, members lounge, lectures, community events. I've been a member and now as a senior I get free movies w free popcorn and soda, 1/2 off any day of performance, changing magnificent art, and exciting innovative artists. I remember when BAM had to bus people from Manhattan to get them to come. Now it is an international tourist attraction. Thank you, Harvey Lichtenstein!
Seana Anderson - 2 months ago