Our Buildings

BAM Fisher


BAM's latest addition, the BAM Fisher, is a dynamic, flexible space for new programs, Brooklyn artists, and the community.

The newest home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas

Join us this September as we inaugurate BAM Fisher, a new facility designed for LEED Gold certification located at 321 Ashland Place-around the corner from BAM's Peter Jay Sharp Building. Part of a new model for the 21st-century arts center, the BAM Fisher offers affordable ticket prices, subsidized rehearsal and performance spaces, and an expanded roster of talks and education and family programs. The BAM Fisher is a place where artists and community come together-and you, the adventurous audience, are an active participant.

Named in honor of longtime friend and former BAM Endowment Trust Chairman Richard B. Fisher (1936-2004), the BAM Fisher serves as the cornerstone of BAM's 150th anniversary celebration and a commitment to the future through its programming and its design. The building features several spaces:

  • Fishman Space, a 250-seat theater
  • BAM Fisher Hillman Studio, a rehearsal and performance space
  • Leavitt Workshop, a classroom
  • Scripps Stage, in the Fishman Space
  • Stutz Gardens, on the BAM Fisher Rooftop Terrace 
  • Sharp Lobby, an exhibition space

Beginning July 16, we will be accepting rental inquires of the BAM Fisher spaces for 2013 bookings.  See Rent BAM for more information.

Professional Development Program

The BAM Fisher will house the BAM Professional Development Program (BAM PDP). In partnership with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, the BAM PDP provides professional development training and deeply discounted theater and rehearsal studio rental to a selection of nonprofit Brooklyn arts organizations. The program supplies these organizations with the proper tools to expand their skill base, increase their institutional capacity, and build the necessary foundation for long-term success, culminating with a self-funded production in the Fishman Space.

BAM Fisher in the News
New Arts Space to Open in Fort Greene, Brooklyn
An Arts Room With a View: BAM Fisher Building
BAM’s New Hall Offers Flexibility
Staging a Redesign
A Peek at the Progress on BAM’s Fisher Building
There's strength in numbers for off-Broadway institutions