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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

  • texts&beheadings/ ElizabethR

    Opens Sep 21

  • Antigone

    Opens Sep 24

  • 17 Border Crossings

    Opens Sep 30

  • Helen Lawrence

    Opens Oct 14

  • Sancho: An Act of Remembrance

    Opens Dec 15

texts&beheadings/ ElizabethR

BAM Fisher

September 21-24, 2015

With a reign that lasted nearly five decades, Good Queen Bess has long been seen as an iconic monarch, with countless plays, books, films, operas and more based on her life. From fictitious to facetious, she has been represented myriad ways over the last 400 odd years. Now Karin Coonrad and her international Theatre company Compagnia de' Colombari, in collaboration with visionary designer John Conklin, dig deep into the Virgin Queen's own words to find the very heart and soul of Elizabeth R.


BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater

September 24-October 4, 2015

Sophocles' desolate tale of determination over duty gets a new colloquial translation by Canadian Poet Anne Carson in this new production starring Juliette Binoche as the titular tragic heroine and directed by Olivier winning Ivo Van Hove. After a successful debut in Europe, this taut and moving work will hold its U.S premiere this Fall at the historic Brooklyn Academy of Music.

17 Border Crossings

BAM Fisher

September 30-3, 2015

From the invention of the passport to Communist-era eastern Europe, via extensive airport body searches and a trip to the Amazon, 17 Border crossings a fascinating look at our fragile rites of passage. Collected over fifteen years of travel, Thaddeus Phillips has woven them into a deceptively simple one man show that takes us on a incredibly literate voyage of discovery, whereby one might be forgiven for thinking they are crossing continents far beyond the auditorium!

Helen Lawrence

BAM Gilman Opera House

October 14-17, 2015

Expertly mixing technology, visual arts and live action theatre, Helen Lawrence is a brand new creative experience, whereby the grizzly power struggle for Vancouver in the aftermath of WWII is played out in this thrilling film noir inspired tale on screen, whilst the actors are transplanted into the action via blue screens.

Sancho: An Act of Remembrance

BAM Fisher

December 15-20, 2015

Conceived, written and directed by Royal Shakespeare Company alum Paterson Joseph (HBO's The Leftovers) Sancho: An Act of Remembrance is just that. An often moving, witty and always charming exploration of the remarkable life of one Charles "Sancho" Ignatius, an 18th Century actor, satirist and composer and also England's first ever British African to have the vote. As one of the most respected figures of his day, 'Sancho' takes you along on his incredible journey and provides insight into the often misunderstood British African experience at the time.

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