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30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217


One of the New York area's most important entertainment and arts venues, BAM provides a focus on avant-garde performance art and progressive dance for both the local community and those from further afield. Over 550,000 pass through its doors annually, no mean feat from having opened in 1861 and beginning performances in its present location in 1908.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Cafe Muller

    Opens Sep 14

  • Crossing

    Opens Oct 05

  • Richard III

    Opens Oct 11

  • David Sedaris

    Opens Nov 21

  • The Fountainhead

    Opens Nov 28

Cafe Muller

BAM Gilman Opera House

September 14-24, 2017

Internationally renowned contemporary dance company Tanztheater Wuppertal, under legendary German choreographer Pina Bausch's direction, has stood at the forefront of expressionist dance-theater since its inception in 1976. Over three decades since its New York debut at BAM, the company returns to restage the original double bill as part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival.


BAM Gilman Opera House

October 5-7, 2017

Drawing inspiration from his time as a Civil War nurse and taking its title from his famed 'Crossing Brooklyn Ferry', this opera from LA Opera's artist in residence Matthew Aucoin is a sinuous, moving exploration into the spaces between us as seen through the eyes of one of the American canon's most celebrated poets, Walt Whitman.

Richard III

BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater

October 11-14, 2017

After stunning at the Edinburgh Internation Fringe last year, provocateur Thomas Ostermeier brings his visceral reimagining of the amoral monarch to New York. A flurry of pulsating drumming, glittering pop-culture references, violence and darkly comic moments, the production stars cult Shakesperean auteur Lars Eidinger as the deformed Richard, hobbling across the stage like a rock star dictator as he destroys every obstacle in his path to the throne.

David Sedaris

BAM Gilman Opera House

November 21-22, 2017

David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated humorist, writer, comedian, bestselling author, and radio contributor. Much of his humor is is drawn from his unconventional North Carolina upbringing, his varied stream of odd-jobs (Christmas elf at Macy's, anyone?) and plays to his self-deprecating strengths, and now often concerns his life today in France with his partner. He'll also give readings from his newest novel, Theft By Finding Diaries as part of his live engagements.

The Fountainhead

BAM Gilman Opera House

November 28-December 2, 2017

Renowned theatre innovator and director Ivo Van Hove courts the controversial philosophical storm that is Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead in his latest rendition of the heavy-hitting drama. A tale of ambition, individualism, idealism and sex, this thought-provoking piece sits at the center of BAM's 2017 Next Wave Festival.


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