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HD Broadcast of Carmen

This past Saturday we went to see a live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2019
Peter F
Staten Island, 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.
30 Lafayette Ave, Peter Jay Sharp Building, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1486
+1 718-636-4100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was truly awesome, so many immersive activities complete with avatars. You really feel as if you're not of this earth. Catch it before it ends.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tensomerset
Reviewed 11 February 2019

This past Saturday we went to see a live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Carmen. It was an excellent production which delighted the audience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 15 January 2019

I attended a Stand Up Comedy Event at the Gilman Opera House. Sight line are great. Easy to see the stage. Seats are very narrow and tight. Long legs may need the aisle. Easy access by the train. Get off at DeKalb or Atlantic Terminal...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank seanworc
Reviewed 21 November 2018

I have been a member of BAM for the last three years and I don't regret a penny. They have everything from film festivals, Shakespeare plays, music and dance companies from all over the world... and half priced movie tickets! It's a gem in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marianf66
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This is a great building --- an environment -- the performance area is great --- not a bad seat in the house and the little food area is a lovely place to sit and munch before and after --- enjoy the show.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Janee G
Reviewed 26 May 2018

I live in New Jersey and a month ago I purchased two tickets costing $300 to see Long Days Journey into Night. The webpage for the play did not reveal that on the same day as my performance BAM would be hosting an African Dance...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Palmtree2000
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Came here to see Florence and the Machine on Monday Night. Lets start with the venue-BEAUTIFUL venue, GREAT acoustics, very orderly and nice ushers. Coat check for only $1 CASH-make sure you have cash-as they dont take credit for coat check. Drinks are VERY strong-but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Joy N
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This renovated turn of the previous century theater (the Majestic) is used by the BAM for their major play performances rather than dance, opera, or classical music events (which are generally held at their main menu a 5 minute walk away). It's on Fulton Street...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 23 April 2018

BAM Harvey is a stage venue in the BAM complex in Downtown Brooklyn. Just off the Q line at the De Kalb stop. Very close to the Atlantic Terminal and the Barclays Center. It is a renovated old theater from 1904. We saw "King Lear"...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Rush to buy tickets to see this import in-tact from Britain's RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) before 28 April. It's a must-see with Antony Sher, who gives a stunning portrayal of Lear and wonderful ensemble who fill the stage with superb acting and direction by Gregory...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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1 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.
Sonya 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!