The Brooklyn Cultural District


DISCOVER THE EPICENTER OF Brooklyn’s Arts + Culture

Arts and culture has been a defining focus for Downtown Brooklyn for more than a century. Building upon the rich history of the area’s existing institutions, the City and State of New York have invested over $100 million to support world-class cultural venues, public spaces, and streetscape improvements.

These institutions represent a wide array of artistic and cultural expression, from the storied Brooklyn Academy of Music and the modern BRIC Arts Media Center, to the emergent Irondale Center, and the cutting-edge Issue Project Room.

Explore the Brooklyn Cultural District

651 Arts 651 ARTS presents live dance, music, and theater events in venues throughout Brooklyn, and maintains a robust educational program. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 651 Fulton Street
(718) 636-4181
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A.R.T./NY South Oxford Space A.R.T./New York is the service and advocacy organization for the nation’s largest, most artistically influential and culturally diverse theater community: Off Broadway. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 138 South Oxford Street
(718) 398-3078
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BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building The Peter Jay Sharp Building houses the BAM Rose Cinemas, the Howard Gilman Opera House, and The Adam Space/BAMcafé. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 30 Lafayette Avenue
(718) 636-4100
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BAM Richard B. Fisher Building The BAM Richard B. Fisher Building – houses the Fishman Space, BAM Fisher HIllman Studio, BAM Fisher Rooftop Terrace and Stutz Gardens, and Leavitt Workshop. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 321 Ashland Place
(718) 636-4100
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Barclays Center Barclays Center serves as the home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and can accommodate up to 19,000 visitors for musical performances. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 620 Atlantic Avenue
(917) 618-6700
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BRIC BRIC provides a platform for the development of new works in theater, dance, music, and multi-disciplinary performance. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 647 Fulton Street
(718) 683-5600
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Brooklyn Ballet At the heart of Brooklyn Ballet’s mission is the creation of new ballets that challenge conventions and defy expectations. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 160 Schermerhorn Street
(718) 246-0146
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Brooklyn Music School The Brooklyn Music School is a community school for the performing arts, founded in 1912 as the Brooklyn Music School Settlement. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 126 Saint Felix Street
(718) 638-5660
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Brooklyn Paramount 60 years since its last curtain call, this palace of entertainment returns as a multi-genre sensory spectacle of state-of-the-art sound. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 385 Flatbush Avenue Extension
(718) 281-5850
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Brooklyn Renaissance Art Downtown Brooklyn art lounge, studio, and gallery. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 66 Willoughby Street
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Charles P. Sifton Gallery Showcases the work of court officials and was created in recognition of United States District Judge Charles P. Sifton. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 225 Cadman Plaza East
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Clive Davis Gallery The Clive Davis Gallery, located in The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU | Tisch, pays tribute to the career and accomplishments of recording industry legend, Clive Davis. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 370 Jay Street
(212) 992-8400
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Harvey Theater at BAM Strong The Harvey Theater at BAM Strong, originally the Majestic Theater, was renamed in 1999 in honor of former BAM president Harvey Lichtenstein. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 651 Fulton Street
(718) 636-4100
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Irondale Center The Irondale Ensemble Project has a rich 25-year history of producing and teaching experimental theater. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 85 South Oxford Street
(718) 488-9233
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ISSUE Project Room ISSUE Project Room is a pioneering performance center, presenting projects by both emerging and established experimental artists. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 22 Boerum Place
(718) 330-0313
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Loading Dock Theatre Experience original plays that explore the extremes in human behavior, 3.5 of 5 $$$ 170 Tillary Street
(646) 355-7518
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Mark Morris Dance Center 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. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 3 Lafayette Avenue
(718) 624-8400
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MoCADA MoCADA uses the visual arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 80 Hanson Place
(718) 230-0492 x700
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New York Transit Museum The New York Transit Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 99 Schermerhorn Street
(718) 694-1600
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Roulette Roulette is a major New York City venue for contemporary music and intermedia art. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 509 Atlantic Avenue
(917) 267-0363
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Smack Mellon Smack Mellon presents solo and group exhibitions in their singular 6,000-square-foot gallery space. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 92 Plymouth Street
(718) 834-8761
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St. Ann’s Warehouse For 34 years, St. Ann’s Warehouse has commissioned, produced, and presented a unique and eclectic body of innovative theater and concert presentations that meet at the intersection of theater and rock and roll. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 45 Water Street
(718) 254-8779
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The Center for Brooklyn History The Center for Brooklyn History is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn’s extraordinary 400-year history. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 128 Pierrepont Street
(718) 222-4111
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The Center for Fiction The Center for Fiction welcomes readers and writers of all ages and from all walks of life. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 15 Lafayette Avenue
(212) 755-6710
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The Mark O’Donnell Theater @ The Actors Fund Arts Center 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. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 160 Schermerhorn Street
(718) 640-1841
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Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center Theatre for a New Audience is a leading Off-Broadway company dedicated to Shakespeare and classic drama 3.5 of 5 $$$ 262 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY
(212) 229-2819
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UrbanGlass UrbanGlass is a leading resource for both aspiring and established artists wishing to create with glass. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 647 Fulton Street
(718) 625-3685
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Upcoming Programming

7/20/2024 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Charley Crockett: $10 Cowboy Tour

Brooklyn Paramount 385 Flatbush Ave Ext

7/24/2024 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Memoir Meets Detective Story with Padma Viswanathan and Tracy O’Neill

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

7/27/2024 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Rhapsody for This Land: The American Odyssey in Music

Emily Warren Roebling Plaza Under the Brooklyn Bridge

7/29/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Story/Teller Arts: Shaina Taub on Suffs

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

7/31/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

In Translation: Megan McDowell on The Obscene Bird of Night with Hari Kunzru

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue


MSNBC Live: Democracy 2024

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Avenue

9/13/2024 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Tashi Wada: What is Not Strange?

Roulette 509 Atlantic Avenue


Creative Time Summit

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Avenue

10/9/2024 7:30pm – 10:00pm

ISSUE Project Room 2024 Gala

Issue Project Room 22 Boerum Place

10/15/2024 7:30pm – 10:00pm

An Evening Conversation with Ina Garten

Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Avenue

10/18/2024 8:00pm – 10:00pm

ANOHNI and The Johnsons: It’s Time To Feel What’s Really Happening

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Avenue

10/23/2024 6:00pm – 9:00pm

The Dead South

Brooklyn Paramount 385 Flatbush Avenue

10/24/2024 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Reconstructing (Still Working but the Devil Might Be Inside)

BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Place

10/25/2024 7:30pm – 10:00pm

André 3000: New Blue Sun Live In Concert

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Avenue

10/30/2024 7:30pm – 10:00pm


BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Avenue

11/8/2024 7:30pm – 10:00pm


BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Avenue

11/13/2024 7:30pm – 10:00pm


BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Place

11/13/2024 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Catarina and the Beauty of Killing Fascists

BAM Strong Harvey Theater 651 Fulton Street

11/18/2024 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Sun Dogs: Filmmaker and Composer Pairings

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Avenue

11/23/2024 7:30pm – 10:00pm

American Railroad

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Avenue

12/3/2024 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Mercedes, Part 1

BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Place

12/6/2024 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Journey LIVE

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Avenue