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Brooklyn Academy Of Music (BAM)

ABOUT

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is recognized internationally for its innovative programming of dance, music, theater, musical theater, and opera. Founded in 1861, it is America’s oldest continuously operating performing arts center, and it still recognized worldwide for its bold, contemporary productions and its celebration of international musicians, choreographers, and theater companies.

In addition to presenting leading national and international artists, BAM identifies and supports the work of ground-breaking, contemporary artists in the performing arts with its Next Wave Festival, founded in 1983, one of the world’s most important festivals of contemporary performing arts. With its eclectic Beaux-Arts style, BAM is the perfect backdrop for any event. 

THE SPACE

Lepercq Space

Standing: 350 max., Seated: 250 max.

First designed as a ballroom, then recast as a theater for groundbreaking work, the Lepercq Space took its current design in 1997 as BAM's flexible public living room, a dazzling open-plan hall housing BAMcafé. Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates oversaw the renovation, preserving the spaciousness of the original ballroom with vaulted red arches lined with silver-tipped light bulbs. This dramatic space makes a stylish setting for receptions, meetings, parties, and weddings. 

The Lepercq Space is a flexible space that can accommodate many arrangements. Its capacity depends on the set-up of your event. Seated dinner with full dance floor: 170; Full seated dinner: 250; Cleared room reception: 350. Because of BAM's programming schedule, the Lepercq Space has limited availability, so please inquire. 

BAMcafé, situated within the ornate and treasured Lepercq Space, is a neighborhood spot to enjoy music by artists of diverse genres during BAMcafé Live, a free music series on select Friday and Saturday nights. Two hours before curtain call, the café opens to serve cocktails. View our latest bar menu.

Fisher Rooftop Terrace

Standing: 121 max., Seated: 40 max.

The Fisher Rooftop Terrace has endless possibilities with a state of the art retractable enclosure for all year usage. This landscaped treasure is well worth the trip.

121 people maximum and 80 to 100 people for open cocktail receptions. The terrace can seat 40 maximum inside the canopy and 90 in the garden and canopy.

Fisher Hillman Studio

Standing: 120 max., Seated: 120 max.

Fishman Space

Standing: 200 max., Seated: 200 max.

The Fishman Space is an intimate 250-seat theater in the new BAM Fisher. Able to accommodate multiple seating configurations, the Fishman Space is compatible with the most unique artistic works and new media performances by established and emerging artists and local arts organizations.  Seating capacity: 250, with retractable and loose seats to accommodate multiple seating arrangements.  The space features direct access to theater from street with no level changes for easy accessibility.  The Fishman Space is available for rental by commercial and nonprofit groups, as well as community organizations. This space is not open to rental by individuals.  

The Opera House

Standing: 300 max., Seated: 500 max.

The BAM Howard Gilman Opera House will provide an unforgettable setting for your event. The seating capacity for a reception on stage depends on the stage configuration, plus the installation of a stage extension.

AMENITIES + STYLES

  • Natural Light

  • Outdoor Space

  • Garden

  • Rooftop

  • Auditorium

  • Meeting Space

  • Coat Check

  • Wedding Venue

  • Parking Lot / Garage

  • In-House AV / Tech

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Raw Space

  • Industrial

  • Eclectic

  • Historic

  • Grand

  • Iconic

  • Museum / Cultural Institution

Location

BROOKLYN

30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217