Arts + Culture



What is the Brooklyn Cultural District?

The Brooklyn Cultural District, home to diverse cultural groups representing nearly every artistic discipline, stretches across Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The breadth, diversity, and density of these organizations, ranging from the 18,000+ seat Barclays Center to one-room galleries in Vinegar Hill, is unmatched and represents one of the City’s great cultural destinations.


Arts + Culture

Arts + Culture

651 ARTS

651 ARTS

651 Fulton Street

It is the mission of 651 ARTS to deepen awareness of and appreciation for contemporary performing arts and culture of the African Diaspora, and to provide professional and creative opportunities for...

A.I.R. Gallery

A.I.R. Gallery

155 Plymouth Street

A.I.R. Gallery is a permanent exhibition space that supports an open exchange of ideas and risk-taking by women artists in order to provide support and visibility. In addition to exhibiting the work...

BAM Harvey Theater

BAM Harvey Theater

651 Fulton Street

BAM has grown into a thriving urban arts center that brings international performing arts and film to Brooklyn. BAM's current programming consists of the Next Wave Festival each fall; a spring season...

What's Happening Today

Strange Window: The Turn of the Screw at 7:30pm

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building

30 Lafayette Avenue

BAM has grown into a thriving urban arts center that brings international performing arts and film to Brooklyn. BAM's current programming consists of the Next Wave Festival each fall; a spring season...

What's Happening Today

The Hard Nut at 7:30pm

BAM Richard B. Fisher Building

BAM Richard B. Fisher Building

321 Ashland Place

BAM has grown into a thriving urban arts center that brings international performing arts and film to Brooklyn. BAM's current programming consists of the Next Wave Festival each fall; a spring season...

What's Happening Today

Nervous/System at 7:30pm

BRIC House

BRIC House

647 Fulton Street

BRIC provides a platform for the development of new works in theater, dance, music, and multi-disciplinary performance; as well as subsidized rehearsal, rental, and performance space for non...

Brooklyn Ballet

Brooklyn Ballet

160 Schermerhorn Street

Brooklyn Ballet is a professional, not-for-profit dance company dedicated to artistic excellence, education, and serving Brooklyn’s diverse communities, and is home to performances, classes and...

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont Street

Founded in 1863, BHS is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's extraordinary 400-year history.

Brooklyn Music School

Brooklyn Music School

126 Saint Felix Street

The Brooklyn Music School is a community school for the performing arts, founded in 1912 as the Brooklyn Music School Settlement. It owns and operates a historic four-story building that contains...

What's Happening Today

Home for the Holidays at 6:30pm

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

63 Flushing Avenue

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 showcases the history and innovation of The Brooklyn Navy Yard from the Revolutionary War to the revolution in jobs and industry happening in New York City...

Dancewave

Dancewave

45 Fourth Avenue

Dancewave dance center that offers an innovative model for dance education.

Irondale Center

Irondale Center

85 South Oxford Street

The Irondale Ensemble Project has a rich 25-year history of producing and teaching experimental theater.

ISSUE Project Room

ISSUE Project Room

22 Boerum Place

ISSUE Project Room is a pioneering performance center, presenting projects by both emerging and established experimental artists.

Klompching Gallery

Klompching Gallery

89 Water Street

The gallery showcases photography that demonstrates the highest level of craftsmanship.

Kumble Theater

Kumble Theater

1 University Plaza

The Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn is a dynamic, state-of-the-art performance venue.

Mark Morris Dance Center

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue

The Mark Morris Dance Center, founded in 2001, is the home of the world-renowned Mark Morris Dance Group, and the hub of dance and music education in Brooklyn.

MoCADA

MoCADA

80 Hanson Place

MoCADA uses the visual arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines.

Museum Quality

Museum Quality

59 Pearl Street

Museum Quality is an unlikely venue for showcasing conceptual art and design.

New York Transit Museum

New York Transit Museum

99 Schermerhorn Street

The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier...

Roulette

Roulette

509 Atlantic Avenue

Roulette is a major New York City venue for contemporary music and intermedia art, internationally recognized for the presentation and promotion of experimental contemporary music, an incubator for...

St. Ann's Warehouse

St. Ann's Warehouse

45 Water Street

For 34 years, St. Ann’s Warehouse has commissioned, produced, and presented a unique and eclectic body of innovative theater and concert presentations that meet at the intersection of theater and...

What's Happening Today

The Jungle at 7:30pm

The Mark O'Donnell Theater @ The Actors Fund Arts Center

The Mark O'Donnell Theater @ The Actors Fund Arts Center

160 Schermerhorn Street

The Actors Fund Arts Center is a state-of-the-art black box performance venue and rehearsal space located in the lobby level of The Schermerhorn. 

Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center

262 Ashland Place

Theatre for a New Audience is a 299-seat Elizabethan courtyard mainstage dedicated to Shakespeare and classic drama, set in the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural...

What's Happening Today

The Prisoner at 7:30pm

UrbanGlass

UrbanGlass

647 Fulton Street

UrbanGlass is a leading resource for both aspiring and established artists wishing to create with glass.

Usagi

Usagi

163 Plymouth Street

A hybrid space that combines art gallery, library, and café to showcase multi­-disciplinary culture, through exhibitions, performances, and workshops.


How we're moving Culture Forward

Read the report produced in collaboration with the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance