Best performances in New York

Check out the top performances in New York, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Brooklyn Academy of Music
1. Brooklyn Academy of Music
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441 local reviews
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
+1 718-636-4100
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Lee
Classic grand theater features a variety of wonderful shows in fields such as modern dance, drama, musical per…
Kara
BAM is home to a host of performances year round that include dance, musical theater, plays foreign films, sho…
Elizabeth
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years,…
1. Brooklyn Academy of Music
1. Brooklyn Academy of Music
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441 local reviews
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
+1 718-636-4100
Lee
Lee
Classic grand theater features a variety of wonderful shows in fields such as modern dance, drama, musical performances, lectures and much m…
Kara
Kara
BAM is home to a host of performances year round that include dance, musical theater, plays foreign films, short films as well as recent rel…
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adv…
2. BAM Harvey Theater
2. BAM Harvey Theater
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297 local reviews
651 Fulton St, Brooklyn
+1 718-636-4100
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Ruth
BAM encompasses, film, theater, Mark Morris Dance Company, physical theater, performance art and Shakespearean…
Michelle & Nael
Revival of a historic 1904 venue showcasing avant-garde theater performances in a classical space. Ft. Theate…
Helena
-America's oldest performing arts center, - BAM presents or produces up to 220 stage performances each year,…
2. BAM Harvey Theater
2. BAM Harvey Theater
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297 local reviews
651 Fulton St, Brooklyn
+1 718-636-4100
Ruth
Ruth
BAM encompasses, film, theater, Mark Morris Dance Company, physical theater, performance art and Shakespearean Series. The place for enterta…
Michelle & Nael
Michelle & Nael
Revival of a historic 1904 venue showcasing avant-garde theater performances in a classical space. Ft. Theater, Dance, Movies, Performance …
Helena
Helena
-America's oldest performing arts center, - BAM presents or produces up to 220 stage performances each year, many of international origin …
3. House of Yes
3. House of Yes
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223 local reviews
2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens Wednesday 7:00 PM
+1 646-838-4973
Night clubBarPoint of interest
Kris
Live performance space & dance hall with back patio. Visit www.HouseOfYes.org and sign up for their email lis…
Tia
If you are looking for something a little off the beating path, visit the bizarre and alluring dance club and …
Lindsey
So much more than a nightclub. House of Yes is a rowdy, exotic, erotic, aerialist performance venue. Their per…
3. House of Yes
3. House of Yes
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223 local reviews
2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens Wednesday 7:00 PM
+1 646-838-4973
Kris
Kris
Live performance space & dance hall with back patio. Visit www.HouseOfYes.org and sign up for their email list and subscribe to their Faceb…
Tia
Tia
If you are looking for something a little off the beating path, visit the bizarre and alluring dance club and performance hall known as Hous…
Lindsey
Lindsey
So much more than a nightclub. House of Yes is a rowdy, exotic, erotic, aerialist performance venue. Their performances draw in club kids fr…
4. Apollo Theater
4. Apollo Theater
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495 local reviews
253 W 125th St, Manhattan
+1 212-531-5300
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Etny
This Harlem institution has been the site of more than a few historic moments: Ella Fitzgerald’s first perform…
Bettye
The Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization established in 1991, is dedicated to the pr…
Shawna
The Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization established in 1991, is dedicated to the pr…
4. Apollo Theater
4. Apollo Theater
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495 local reviews
253 W 125th St, Manhattan
+1 212-531-5300
Etny
Etny
This Harlem institution has been the site of more than a few historic moments: Ella Fitzgerald’s first performance happened here in 1934; Li…
Bettye
Bettye
The Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization established in 1991, is dedicated to the preservation and development of …
Shawna
Shawna
The Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization established in 1991, is dedicated to the preservation and development of …
5. BAM Fisher
5. BAM Fisher
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124 local reviews
321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn
+1 718-636-4100
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Jordan
One of New York City's most venerable performance art institutions. There is always an excellent live music or…
Silvano
BAM is an incredible resource. There is a cinema, with repertory and first-run art films; a cafe, with various…
Daniel
One of Brooklyn's greatest treasures. Great shows and performances, plus a few screens showing a mix of indie …
5. BAM Fisher
5. BAM Fisher
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124 local reviews
321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn
+1 718-636-4100
Jordan
Jordan
One of New York City's most venerable performance art institutions. There is always an excellent live music or theater performance happening…
Silvano
Silvano
BAM is an incredible resource. There is a cinema, with repertory and first-run art films; a cafe, with various entertainment; and three thea…
Daniel
Daniel
One of Brooklyn's greatest treasures. Great shows and performances, plus a few screens showing a mix of indie new and classic films almost e…
6. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
6. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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358 local reviews
10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Manhattan
+1 212-875-5456
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Annie
Just a short walk away. Everything from the Ballet, Opera, Theater, Music is available to watch. Depending …
Kelli
The Metropolitan Opera and the NYC Ballet both perform at Lincoln Center. I highly recommend seeing a show at…
Brian
One of the most important performing arts complexes in the world. Lincoln Center houses several major performa…
6. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
6. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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358 local reviews
10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Manhattan
+1 212-875-5456
Annie
Annie
Just a short walk away. Everything from the Ballet, Opera, Theater, Music is available to watch. Depending on the time of year there are …
Kelli
Kelli
The Metropolitan Opera and the NYC Ballet both perform at Lincoln Center. I highly recommend seeing a show at this grand and iconic perform…
Brian
Brian
One of the most important performing arts complexes in the world. Lincoln Center houses several major performance venues, including the Metr…
7. Brooklyn Museum
7. Brooklyn Museum
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1393 local reviews
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
+1 718-638-5000
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Russell
The Brooklyn Museum is the museum is New York City's third largest in physical size and holds an art collectio…
Stan
The Brooklyn Museum is 560,000 square feet, and New York City's 3rd largest in physical size and holds an art …
Michelangelo
Among other great permanent works and roving exhibitions, the little-known Brooklyn Museum is the permanent ho…
7. Brooklyn Museum
7. Brooklyn Museum
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1393 local reviews
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
+1 718-638-5000
Russell
Russell
The Brooklyn Museum is the museum is New York City's third largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million wor…
Stan
Stan
The Brooklyn Museum is 560,000 square feet, and New York City's 3rd largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 mi…
Michelangelo
Michelangelo
Among other great permanent works and roving exhibitions, the little-known Brooklyn Museum is the permanent home to an important collection …
8. Bizarre
8. Bizarre
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146 local reviews
12 Jefferson St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 347-915-2717
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Rene
Go for the live performances... especially the drag shows! Get there early to find a spot to sit & sip at the …
Andrew And Kat
A bit of a walk, but worth checking out. Great happy hour specials, solid cocktails and bar food. Great backya…
Jay
A bar with an artist-friendly vibe, providing both a performance space for musicians, artists, and burlesque d…
8. Bizarre
8. Bizarre
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146 local reviews
12 Jefferson St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 347-915-2717
Rene
Rene
Go for the live performances... especially the drag shows! Get there early to find a spot to sit & sip at the bar, or you'll find yourself s…
Andrew And Kat
Andrew And Kat
A bit of a walk, but worth checking out. Great happy hour specials, solid cocktails and bar food. Great backyard and all kinds of events and…
Jay
Jay
A bar with an artist-friendly vibe, providing both a performance space for musicians, artists, and burlesque dancers and some serious cockta…
9. Washington Square Park
9. Washington Square Park
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492 local reviews
Washington Square Park, New York
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Mig
Quite possibly the best of the NYC park system. Amazing local student bands, piano players, dance Troops and t…
Ksenia & Masha
During warmer months, this park is one of the best people-watching spots in the city. Live music, live perform…
William
See the big arch and some NYU students in their natural habitat. Also check out the New York Dosas food cart o…
9. Washington Square Park
9. Washington Square Park
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492 local reviews
Washington Square Park, New York
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
Mig
Mig
Quite possibly the best of the NYC park system. Amazing local student bands, piano players, dance Troops and talent can be found here surrou…
Ksenia & Masha
Ksenia & Masha
During warmer months, this park is one of the best people-watching spots in the city. Live music, live performances. Filled with locals, tou…
William
William
See the big arch and some NYU students in their natural habitat. Also check out the New York Dosas food cart on the southwest side of the pa…
10. Nuyorican Poets Cafe
10. Nuyorican Poets Cafe
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61 local reviews
236 E 3rd St, Manhattan
+1 212-780-9386
Night clubBarPoint of interest
Uni
236 East 3 Street. LIVE Performances of Poetry or Theatrical Plays. Wednesdays & Fridays: spoken-word; Thursda…
Nick And Julia
Cultural center and performance center with well-known poets performing and sometimes so awesome music. Defini…
Cemi
Really awesome live poetry, music, art, comedy etc etc etc. Check out the website and see what is going on. Hi…
10. Nuyorican Poets Cafe
10. Nuyorican Poets Cafe
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61 local reviews
236 E 3rd St, Manhattan
+1 212-780-9386
Uni
Uni
236 East 3 Street. LIVE Performances of Poetry or Theatrical Plays. Wednesdays & Fridays: spoken-word; Thursdays: Latin; Mondays: "Open Mic"…
Nick And Julia
Nick And Julia
Cultural center and performance center with well-known poets performing and sometimes so awesome music. Definitely check the calendar while …
Cemi
Cemi
Really awesome live poetry, music, art, comedy etc etc etc. Check out the website and see what is going on. Highly recommend if you are inte…
11. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
11. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
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61 local reviews
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn
+1 718-636-4100
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Karen
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is actually a multi-building endeavor: they have music & dance performances, a…
Leah
Great, eclectic performances from all over the world. Dance, theater, contemporary music, opera, circus, uncla…
Elena
Movie Theater, International films, film makers retrospective work etc Dance performances (Pina Bausch, Trisha…
11. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
11. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
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61 local reviews
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn
+1 718-636-4100
Karen
Karen
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is actually a multi-building endeavor: they have music & dance performances, a movie theater that plays art …
Leah
Leah
Great, eclectic performances from all over the world. Dance, theater, contemporary music, opera, circus, unclassifiable performances... BAM …
Elena
Elena
Movie Theater, International films, film makers retrospective work etc Dance performances (Pina Bausch, Trisha Brown, Cunningham, African da…
12. Children's Museum of the Arts
12. Children's Museum of the Arts
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24 local reviews
103 Charlton St, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 212-274-0986
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Tricia C
CMA provides Hands-on arts experiences for kids & families, including classes, performances & exhibits.
Desmond
Offers exhibits that are hands-on and fun for kids! They also have classes and performances.
Ben
Hands-on arts experiences for kids & families, including classes, performances & exhibits.
12. Children's Museum of the Arts
12. Children's Museum of the Arts
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24 local reviews
103 Charlton St, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 212-274-0986
Tricia C
Tricia C
CMA provides Hands-on arts experiences for kids & families, including classes, performances & exhibits.
Desmond
Desmond
Offers exhibits that are hands-on and fun for kids! They also have classes and performances.
Ben
Ben
Hands-on arts experiences for kids & families, including classes, performances & exhibits.