Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Opera House, Indie Movie Theater, and Theater
30 Lafayette Ave (btwn Ashland Pl. & St Felix St.), Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 1:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–8:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
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Based on 245 votes

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  • What you need to know
    The Corcoran Group
    "Visit the BAMcafe for dinner or happy hour drinks."(3 Tips)
    Kathryn Y.
    "Become a member and get season tickets to the Next Wave Festival."(3 Tips)
    Trudy L.
    "#DanceAfrica Bazaar love it every year!"(2 Tips)
    "Home of the New Wave Music Festival!"(2 Tips)
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  • dancing
  • danceafrica
  • bamcafe
  • music
  • next wave festival
  • films
  • cocktail happy hour
  • scenic views
  • wine
  • popcorn
  • good for dates
  • beer
  • ballet
  • movies
  • Pina
  • comedy
  • cinema
  • park
  • latkes
  • beach
  • Trudy L.

    #DanceAfrica Bazaar love it every year!

    Trudy L · June 7
  • Brooklyn Women Empowerment Group A.
  • Raul R.

    Awesome as always

    Raul Romero · November 23, 2014
  • Staff Picks

    [festival] For this 5 day RadioLoveFest, WNYC takes up residence in BAM venues to reimagine some of public radio’s most treasured programs as live, contemporary theatrical engagements. 6/4 through 6/8 Read more

    Staff Picks · June 4, 2014
  • Darryl M.

    The greatest place to be on Memorial Day Weekend #DanceAfrica #AllHomesDay

    Darryl McKinney · May 25, 2014
  • Compass

    The multi-arts center hosts diverse concerts, theater, dance performances, and film series.

    Compass · April 25, 2014
  • The Cup S.

    These paper cups looked great at BAM's recent event. They feature the partial wrap, available at The Cup Store!

    The Cup Store · April 3, 2014
  • Amy L.

    Fran Lebowitz in conversation with Martin Scorsese!

    Amy Lav · January 20, 2014
  • Lisa C.

    Brooklyn Real Estate

    Lisa Christmas · December 10, 2013
  • Lisa C.

    Amazing Theater experience.

    Lisa Christmas · December 10, 2013
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

    If you’re in a low-key mood and want to check it out but not buy a ticket, then just come listen to free live music performances inside at the BAM café on Friday and Saturday nights. Read more

  • Kathryn Y.

    Become a member and get season tickets to the Next Wave Festival. The programming is excellent.

    Kathryn Yu · September 5, 2013
  • Hotel Indigo

    One of America’s oldest performing arts venues, BAM has seen the likes of renowned minimalist and avant-garde composers Philip Glass and Steve Reich take its stage.

    Hotel Indigo · August 19, 2013
  • NYC: The Official Guide

    If you or your kids prefer films, the center has a four-screen cinema that shows new movies as well as repertory films.

    NYC: The Official Guide · July 1, 2013
  • Dan S.

    Someone stole my stuff at the coat check.

    Dan Scofield · June 5, 2013
  • Sylvia L.

    Tons of people all around beautiful BAM for African Dance fest!

    Sylvia Lewis · May 27, 2013
  • Kyle Dean R.

    so much great stuff goes through here. one of the best places to see music in the city.

    Kyle Dean Reinford · April 12, 2013
  • Mikhail С.

    I'm old with wandering through hollow lands and hilly lands. Бруклинская Академия. Добро пожаловать.

    Mikhail Сбдж · February 14, 2013
  • Maria M.

    Get It Out There – Curated by producer extraordinaire Caroline Creaghead, it's featured big names like Sarah Silverman and Wyatt Cenac. Monthly, 9pm • Free

    Maria Marques · February 5, 2013
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux

    Meet Jamaica Kincaid on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 6:30 PM at the BAMcafé as she reads from her new novel See Now Then. Read more

    Farrar, Straus & Giroux · January 28, 2013
  • Alida Rose

    Never left me disappointed. Affordable tickets for young adults and students. Awesome time.

    Alida Rose · November 22, 2012
  • Brianna K.

    BAM CAFE LIVE at BAM is awesome for date night :)

    Brianna Kahlil · September 30, 2012
  • E H.

    Dude, don't floss in public

    E Hershey · June 8, 2012
  • Qello

    BAM is America's oldest performing arts center, founded in 1861Home of the New Wave Music Festival!

    Qello · May 2, 2012
  • Qello

    BAM is America's oldest performing arts center, founded in 1861. Home of the New Wave Music Festival!

    Qello · May 2, 2012
  • One For Culture

    BAM's 2012 R&B Festival at MetroTech free outdoor concerts Thursday's starting June 7! Want more free culture? Check out our calendar:

    One For Culture · April 30, 2012

    Their innovative program of events is really impressive and varied--pretty much everyone can find a program of interest. We particularly dig the fall offerings at the Next Wave Festival. Read more · April 24, 2012
  • Lisa♥ D.

    Awesome place to view rare and foreign film

    Lisa♥ D. · April 9, 2012
  • Ron K.

    Great venue, even though it's in BK

    Ron Kavanaugh · February 28, 2012
  • Flavorpill

    BAM embodies the true essence of Brooklyn: intelligent but quirky fun

    Flavorpill · February 22, 2012
  • Mike Bloomberg

    On 1/16/12, I was here to join the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration:

    Mike Bloomberg · February 22, 2012
  • Alicia Keys

    We recorded my MTV Unplugged here. I never will forget that day!

    Alicia Keys · February 7, 2012
  • Enmanuel G.

    Wonderful place to rehearse.

    Enmanuel Garcia Villavicencio · December 27, 2011
  • Maria T.

    Movies, dance, theatre, opera, live music and good neighborhood eats. BAM has it all!

    Maria Tellez · December 14, 2011

    Gifts include: American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker; BAM: The Complete Works; BAMart; Gift Memberships; BAM Gift Certificates; BAM Swag; Brooklyn BAMboozle AleGifts start at $11. Read more

    NYC-ARTS · December 6, 2011
  • MetroFocus

    Check out Alexei Ratmansky's 2010 version of the Nutcracker here, running through Dec. 14 - Dec. 31. Learn more on MetroFocus. Read more

    MetroFocus · December 5, 2011
  • Video Dance TV

    Fri Dec 2-Screening of 3D film 'PINA' -a tribute to legendary choreographer, Pina Bausch. BAM was her NYC home for over 20 yrs. Her dancers return to BAM in 2012 to continue her legacy on stage.

    Video Dance TV · December 5, 2011
  • Erik S.

    Carina Round and Puscifer live at B.A.M. 8pm.

    Erik Solis · November 25, 2011
  • Sophie D.

    Best movie theater ever! Only theater in New York I know of that's shown Bronson. So awesome.

    Sophie Deverell · November 2, 2011
  • Runner's World Magazine

    It’s near the 8-mile mark of the NYC Marathon, so you can make it back in time to meet your runner in Central Park. And, it’s easily accessible by a whole slew of subway trains via Atlantic Terminal.

    Runner's World Magazine · November 1, 2011
  • TenduTV

    For $7, the BAM Bus is a comfy way to make it back to Manhattan. But you need to reserve 24 hours in advance. Still, if there's room, you should be able to make it on. Read more

    TenduTV · October 16, 2011
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux

    Meet John Jeremiah Sullivan on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM as he reads from his new book, Pulphead. Also with Ari Kuschnir, Cherna Garcia Ibarra, and others. $10 cover.

    Farrar, Straus & Giroux · October 12, 2011
  • Felicia M.

    Go to hear the free music on Fri and Sar at the Cafe! Go see an indie film at the Rose Cinema

    Felicia M · October 2, 2011
  • Razorfish

    The theater inside is a great blend of old and new. It is absolutely a work of art unto itself and a must-see for any NYC theater lover.

    Razorfish · September 20, 2011
  • Merve M.

    törenlerde olmak çok güzeldi

    Merve M. · August 10, 2011
  • Edisusanto

    Selamat datang di sekolah music broklyn

    Edisusanto · August 10, 2011
  • MetroFocus

    Pick up your FREE tickets to Bocelli's September 15th concert in Central Park here on 8/4/11 starting at 9AM Read more

    MetroFocus · August 3, 2011
  • andreas k.

    road to brooklyn

    andreas kukuh · July 8, 2011
  • James C.

    Get 50% off on a pair of opera glasses at by using coupon code: foursquare7. Sweet discount compared to the gift shop.

    James C · July 5, 2011
  • Diego R.

    It is totally focused on innovative proposals but it is the oldest performing arts center in US ( it opened in 1815). There are great cinema and theatre programs and amazing concerts. Read more

    Diego Rufo · April 4, 2011

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