Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

★★★☆☆
  • 2900 Campus Road

    Brooklyn, NY 11210

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  • 718-951-4500

About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

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  • Live Theaters

Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment
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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is part of Brooklyn College, and is located at the edge of its campus. Over the summer and sometimes even throughout school year, the venue hosts music and dance performances, some of which are very good. It also hosts high school graduations and, during the course of Brooklyn College's school year, showcases undergraduate and graduate theater department productions.

Everything but the undergraduate productions takes place in the large and beautiful Gershwin Theater. It's built like a typical music theater, with three levels of seating and a big stage along the lines of Carnegie Hall. Acoustics of the place aren't as great as Carnegie Hall, but are very good nonetheless, and the prices are very comfortable.

The entertainment is usually very good and unusual, with lots of ethnic selections and experimental productions. Graduate student productions are often surprisingly good, though you never know what you're going to get with those.

The other part of the Center is called the New Workshop, and is used by theater department undergrads. I'm not even sure if a non-Brooklyn College student can get tickets to those - if not, then that's a blessing, because most undergrad productions are understandably uneven, with everyone from actors to lighting crew still learning the ropes.

PROS: Great professional acts and graduate productions, great prices
CONS: Undergraduate productions are mostly bad

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is part of Brooklyn College, and is located at the edge of its campus. Over the summer and sometimes even throughout school year, the venue hosts music and dance performances, some of which are very good. It also hosts high school graduations and, during the course of Brooklyn College's school year, showcases undergraduate and graduate theater department productions.

Everything but the undergraduate productions takes place in the large and beautiful Gershwin Theater. It's built like a typical music theater, with three levels of seating and a big stage along the lines of Carnegie Hall. Acoustics of the place aren't as great as Carnegie Hall, but are very good nonetheless, and the prices are very comfortable.

The entertainment is usually very good and unusual, with lots of ethnic selections and experimental productions. Graduate student productions are often surprisingly good, though you never know what you're going to get with those.

The other part of the Center is called the New Workshop, and is used by theater department undergrads. I'm not even sure if a non-Brooklyn College student can get tickets to those - if not, then that's a blessing, because most undergrad productions are understandably uneven, with everyone from actors to lighting crew still learning the ropes.

PROS: Great professional acts and graduate productions, great prices
CONS: Undergraduate productions are mostly bad

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