Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Opera House, Indie Movie Theater, and Theater
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
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  • OkCupid Daters' Choice
    BAM was voted the Best Intellectual Date Spot by OkCupid users in the first-ever Daters' Choice Awards! Tap Read more for additional date spot categories in New York City. #daterschoice Read more
  • Zina A.
    Zina AlamJune 21, 2016
    great place for concerts and movies
  • Stuart L.
    No other Brooklyn venue carries as much clout. The modern operas, musical collaborations, and revolving door of impressive guests often lead shows to sell out quickly
  • Alinutza V.
    Alinutza VJanuary 7, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I come here at least one time a month. It's the reason I love Brooklyn so much
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    Facilities include an unadorned "black box" theater, dance venues, a four-screen movie theater, an opera house, a ballroom, and a café. Read more
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    the BAM cafe has free live music most Friday and Saturday nights! Read more
  • Trudy L.
    Trudy LJune 7, 2015
    #DanceAfrica Bazaar love it every year!
  • Brooklyn Women Empowerment Group A.
  • Raul R.
    Raul RomeroNovember 23, 2014
    Awesome as always
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksJune 4, 2014
    [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
  • Darryl M.
    Darryl McKinneyMay 25, 2014
    The greatest place to be on Memorial Day Weekend #DanceAfrica #AllHomesDay
  • Compass
    CompassApril 25, 2014
    The multi-arts center hosts diverse concerts, theater, dance performances, and film series.
  • The Cup S.
    The Cup StoreApril 3, 2014
    These paper cups looked great at BAM's recent event. They feature the partial wrap, available at The Cup Store!
  • Amy L.
    Amy LavJanuary 20, 2014
    Fran Lebowitz in conversation with Martin Scorsese!
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa ChristmasDecember 10, 2013
    Brooklyn Real Estate
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa ChristmasDecember 10, 2013
    Amazing Theater experience.
  • 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
    Upvoted Aug 25
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuSeptember 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Become a member and get season tickets to the Next Wave Festival. The programming is excellent.
  • Hotel Indigo
    Hotel IndigoAugust 19, 2013
    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.
  • 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.
  • Dan S.
    Dan ScofieldJune 5, 2013
    Someone stole my stuff at the coat check.
  • Sylvia L.
    Sylvia LewisMay 27, 2013
    Tons of people all around beautiful BAM for African Dance fest!
  • Kyle Dean R.
    Kyle Dean ReinfordApril 12, 2013
    so much great stuff goes through here. one of the best places to see music in the city.
  • Maria M.
    Maria MarquesFebruary 5, 2013
    Get It Out There – Curated by producer extraordinaire Caroline Creaghead, it's featured big names like Sarah Silverman and Wyatt Cenac. Monthly, 9pm • Free
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Farrar, Straus & GirouxJanuary 28, 2013
    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
  • Alida Rose
    Alida RoseNovember 22, 2012
    Never left me disappointed. Affordable tickets for young adults and students. Awesome time.
  • Brianna K.
    Brianna KahlilSeptember 30, 2012
    BAM CAFE LIVE at BAM is awesome for date night :)
  • E H.
    E HersheyJune 8, 2012
    Dude, don't floss in public
  • Qello
    QelloMay 2, 2012
    BAM is America's oldest performing arts center, founded in 1861Home of the New Wave Music Festival!
  • Qello
    QelloMay 2, 2012
    BAM is America's oldest performing arts center, founded in 1861. Home of the New Wave Music Festival!
  • One For Culture
    One For CultureApril 30, 2012
    BAM's 2012 R&B Festival at MetroTech free outdoor concerts Thursday's starting June 7! Want more free culture? Check out our calendar:
  • Lisa♥ D.
    Lisa♥ D.April 9, 2012
    Awesome place to view rare and foreign film
  • Ron K.
    Ron KavanaughFebruary 28, 2012
    Great venue, even though it's in BK
  • Flavorpill
    FlavorpillFebruary 22, 2012
    BAM embodies the true essence of Brooklyn: intelligent but quirky fun
  • Mike Bloomberg
    Mike BloombergFebruary 22, 2012
    On 1/16/12, I was here to join the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration:
  • Enmanuel G.
    Enmanuel Garcia VillavicencioDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Wonderful place to rehearse.
  • Maria T.
    Maria TellezDecember 14, 2011
    Movies, dance, theatre, opera, live music and good neighborhood eats. BAM has it all!
    NYC-ARTSDecember 6, 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
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusDecember 5, 2011
    Check out Alexei Ratmansky's 2010 version of the Nutcracker here, running through Dec. 14 - Dec. 31. Learn more on MetroFocus. Read more
  • Video Dance TV
    Video Dance TVDecember 5, 2011
    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.
  • Erik S.
    Erik SolisNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Carina Round and Puscifer live at B.A.M. 8pm.
  • Sophie D.
    Sophie DeverellNovember 2, 2011
    Best movie theater ever! Only theater in New York I know of that's shown Bronson. So awesome.
  • Runner's World Magazine
    Runner's World MagazineNovember 1, 2011
    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.
  • TenduTV
    TenduTVOctober 16, 2011
    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
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Farrar, Straus & GirouxOctober 12, 2011
    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.
  • Felicia M.
    Felicia MOctober 2, 2011
    Go to hear the free music on Fri and Sar at the Cafe! Go see an indie film at the Rose Cinema
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 20, 2011
    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.
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusAugust 3, 2011
    Pick up your FREE tickets to Bocelli's September 15th concert in Central Park here on 8/4/11 starting at 9AM Read more
  • andreas k.
    andreas kukuhJuly 8, 2011
    road to brooklyn
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoApril 4, 2011
    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
  • Advertising Week
    Advertising WeekFebruary 26, 2011
    Catch FREE music events every Friday and Saturday nights at the BAMcafé
  • Heru K.
    Heru KurniawanFebruary 12, 2011
    BAM's also a great place just to see a movie
  • MTV
    MTVJanuary 21, 2011
    MTV News: This is where the MTV TJ finale went down. While you're in the area, grab some delicious craft beer and FREE popcorn at the 4th Ave Pub (just down the street).
  • Paul J.
    Paul JDecember 31, 2010
    The new ABT Nutcracker is brilliant with dancing, choreography, lighting and an emphasis on children
  • Vanesha A.
    Vanesha AlmaDecember 10, 2010
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupNovember 18, 2010
    One of our favorite places to see the latest in theater, ballet, movies and music. Visit the BAMcafe for dinner or happy hour drinks.
  • carol h.
    carol hernandezNovember 15, 2010
    So you think you can dance audition with niece
  • The Standard
    The StandardNovember 5, 2010
    NY (See): NYC Marathon: an official cheering station and the merging of three lanes make the eight-mile mark at the Brooklyn Academy of Music a hot spot for watching the race.
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 31, 2010
    A major performing arts venue that is well known as a centre for progressive and avant garde performance.
  • Randy G.
    Randy GenerOctober 24, 2010
    BAM Next Wave Festival is the premier international festival because its artistic director Joseph V. Melillo has impeccable tastes. The world's great artists love to strut their stuff here.
  • Brooklyn Exposed
    Brooklyn ExposedSeptember 6, 2010
    BAM is an excellent venue offering many things. Besides the great performances, watch a great film, enjoy deelish cocktails during Happy hour, heavenly entrees and periodic drink and food events. Read more
  • Brooklyn Exposed
    Brooklyn ExposedSeptember 6, 2010
    BAM is an excellent venue to watch films, enjoy Happy hour cocktails and palate-pleasing food. Periodic wine and food events are great too! Read more
  • Dara G.
    Dara GadsdenAugust 7, 2010
    Beres Hammond Big Up
  • cristina c.
    cristina camaraApril 6, 2010
    best theater .... and movies festivals Read more
  • Natalya
    NatalyaMarch 23, 2010
    one of the best venues for the dance show, theater, music... local and international
  • Francesca B.
    Francesca BirksMarch 13, 2010
    Some of the very best directors, musicians and artists come through here. Another good reason to live in Brooklyn. A proud member since I moved here in 2009.
  • GreenShoelace GSL
    GreenShoelace GSLFebruary 1, 2010
    Ra Ra Riot, $20/ All Ages, Fri 2/5/10 @ 8:00 PM;"You're bound to have a Ra Ra good time seeing Ra Ra Riot!"- Melissa; Click the link below to get tickets! Read more
  • Junius
    JuniusDecember 5, 2009
    There's a comfy cafe upstairs. Check it out after the show.
  • Flavorpill
    FlavorpillOctober 8, 2009
    Besides the award-winning theatre and dance productions, BAM's also a great place just to see a movie, because usually it's filled with (respectful) film nerds - even new releases.
  • Ben Y.
    Ben YeeAugust 14, 2009
    order glenfiddich or some type of whiskey drink w good manner from the thick bartender. he always pours heavy.
  • P1_tch_y@ 5.
    P1_tch_y@ 5udb_@nthadAugust 10, 2009
    Cultural epicenter
  • Katherine T.
    Katherine TasheffJuly 28, 2009
    go to any event @BAM. Fantastic theater and film.
  • Netta P.
    Netta PMarch 14, 2009
    go to BAM and catch a free concert
  • Mikhail С.
    Mikhail СбджFebruary 14, 2013
    I'm old with wandering through hollow lands and hilly lands. Бруклинская Академия. Добро пожаловать.
  • Merve M.
    Merve MERTAugust 10, 2011
    törenlerde olmak çok güzeldi
  • Edisusanto
    EdisusantoAugust 10, 2011
    Selamat datang di sekolah music broklyn
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