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BAM - Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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BAM Gilman Opera House is part of the BAM - Brooklyn Academy of Music complex.

BAM - Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Year opened: 1908
Capacity: 2109

Upcoming Highlights

  • Cafe Muller

    Opens Sep 14

  • Crossing

    Opens Oct 05

  • John Cale

    Opens Nov 16

  • David Sedaris

    Nov 21, 2017

  • The Fountainhead

    Opens Nov 28

Cafe Muller

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.


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.

John Cale

November 16-18, 2017

One of popular music's great experimenter's, John Cale comes to BAM for a run of three special concerts, celebrating both his hugely influential solo career and his time in The Velvet Underground.

David Sedaris

November 21, 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

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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Nov 16-18, 2017

December '17

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