Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Academy of Music information

New York City , USA
30 Lafayette Ave
at Ashland Pl, Fort Greene
+1 718 636 4100
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Subway: D, N/R to Pacific St; 2/3, 4/5, B, Q to Atlantic Ave
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Founded in 1861, BAM is the country’s oldest performing-arts center and supplies New York City with its edgier works of modern dance, music and theater. The complex contains a 2109-seat opera house, an 874-seat theater, the four-screen Rose Cinemas and a 250-seat theater around the corner. Its stage has showcased Mercer Cunningham retrospectives, contemporary African dance and avant-garde interpretations of Shakespeare.

From September through December, BAM hosts the Next Wave Festival, which presents an array of avant-garde works and artist talks. The on-site bar and restaurant, BAMcafé, stages free jazz, R&B and pop performances on weekends.