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Brooklyn Academy of Music

30 Lafayette Ave, Peter Jay Sharp Building, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1486
+1 718-636-4100
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Bagsokol: A Requiem to Cambodia

We had the privilege of attending a performance of outstanding opera, Bangsokol: A Requiem to... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
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Very cool place

I have been here several times to shows and events in some of the smaller venues that comprise BAM... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Massapequa, New York
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Founded in 1859, this performing arts center is the oldest institution of its type still in operation in the United States.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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30 Lafayette Ave, Peter Jay Sharp Building, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1486
+1 718-636-4100
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We had the privilege of attending a performance of outstanding opera, Bangsokol: A Requiem to Cambodia at BAM. The opera is,indeed, a requiem for the native Cambodian ភាសាខ្មែរ people. It’s a poignant memorial to the nearly 3 million Cambodians murdered by the Khmer Rouge. The...More

Thank DrKatieRN
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I have been here several times to shows and events in some of the smaller venues that comprise BAM, but this was my first time in the Opera House for a tour. It's a magnificent place with a fascinating story and it offers some really...More

Thank NyLynne
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I love to go to BAM. We went to de the premier broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera live broadcast of Norma. It was almost as good as going to the Met. BAM has much to offer and is a beautiful facility. If you haven't been...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic show. Aerobatics was phenomenal, the jumps the stunts, juggling, swinging hanging the music was A++++, would go back to see this show if it ever comes back to the city

Thank jaybirdrcky
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for Dance Africa for years. Didnt realize I never reviewed this wonderful Iconic Brooklyn Venue. Its a dont missed. Restored impeccably. It is a wonderful space. There isnt a bad seat in the house. For Dance Africa today we were in the...More

Thank muddyrts
Reviewed 4 May 2017

BAM has always been that Performance Arts venue in Brooklyn that's thinks outside of the box when booking progressive and eclectically cultural entertainment arts programs. It continues to be one of Brooklyn's best known treasures .From its many must see films and operas to its...More

Thank Debra L
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We went to a fantastic performance here - Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble. In the wonderful opera house. Tickets were a great bargain -- for Balcony seats and the sight lines were just fine . Love the space - looks like there is...More

Thank xandersmom1
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Being a 10+ year Brooklyn borough resident, I'm embarassed to say I only just set foot in BAM recently. What a hidden gem! We saw a program in the Howard Gilman Opera House which rivals any venue seen on Broadway or anywhere else in Manhattan....More

Thank VKInada
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

They host eclectic plays, concerts and movies. Friendly staff. Close to barclays center and wonderful array of restaurants.

Thank LovesDessert
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Loved going here for a number of plays, concerts and even movies. This historic building is very conveniently located to excellent transportations hubs of purr, bus and subway with parking a bit more problematic as recent building makes lots and on street much more difficult....More

Thank Allan S
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2 December 2017|
Response from Peter F | Reviewed this property |
There are lots across from Barclays. I try to find a meter on Atlantic Avenue but it depends on how much time is needed as some meters have time limits.
Sonička M
22 January 2016|
Response from jjjjjjjNyc | Reviewed this property |
Totally safe. The Fulton station only has F/G trains but Atlantic station is 1 block away. DeKalb is also fine. Good luck and enjoy!