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A Note to our Audiences
While our spaces remain closed due to Covid-19, the spirit of BAM is very much alive. Visit Love From BAM to peruse our current virtual programs and stay tuned for an announcement of a new season of digital programs for the fall—one that pushes boundaries, celebrates diverse perspectives, and continues our commitment to artists.

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Accessibility

 

BAM is committed to making all performances in our buildings accessible to all our visitors.

 
Contact Ticket Services

BAM is committed to making our campus and programming both welcoming and accessible to all patrons. For additional information, or if you have seating questions, need an accommodation not mentioned, or require any other special assistance with purchasing tickets, contact BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 or info@BAM.org.



Accessibility & Seating

The maps at the top of this page indicate the exact location of accessible entrances for all of our buildings.

Tickets & Seating
All of our venues are accessible. Tickets for accessible seats can be purchased in person, by phone, and online; however, accessible seats for general admission events and film presentations cannot be reserved in advance. If you require an accommodation, contact BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 or simply let an usher or BAM staff member know when you arrive.

Currently we offer increased accessible seating options at the following presentations:
• All performances of Candoco Dance Company from April 10—11. For more information click here

Restrooms
Accessible restrooms are available in all of our buildings. The Peter Jay Sharp Building—which houses the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House and BAM Rose Cinemas—has accessible restrooms on all levels. All restrooms at the BAM Strong and the BAM Fisher are accessible via elevator.

Elevators
The Peter Jay Sharp Building, the BAM Strong, and the BAM Fisher have elevators for full access to all public spaces.



CAPTIONING, ASL & LISTENING DEVICES

Open captioning and American Sign Language interpretation are offered at select live events at BAM. Open captioning is provided by c2 and ASL interpretation is provided by HandsOn. For more information about ASL interpretation, visit handson.org. For more information about open captioning and access to specific seating locations, contact BAM Ticket Services at info@BAM.org or 718.636.4100.


We also offer assistive infra-red listening devices and neck loops at all of our live events, available for loan with a photo ID; please inquire at coat check.

In our cinemas, we offer the following:
• Headsets that amplify the audio of films*
• Sony closed-captioning glasses**
• Descriptive audio track with on-ear headphones**

*Available at all film presentations at BAM Rose Cinemas upon request.
**Available at select film presentations at BAM Rose Cinemas upon request.Contact us at info@BAM.org or 718.636.4100 x1 for a listing of screenings that offer Sony closed-captioning glasses and descriptive audio tracks. Patrons are welcome to use their own wired headphones with a standard 3.5mm jack. There is no Bluetooth compatibility.



RELAXED PERFORMANCES

To better support the needs and enjoyment of neurodiverse audience members, select BAM Education and BAMkids presentations feature relaxed performances. Modifications include elimination of blackouts and sudden theatrical cues; maintaining moderate house lighting through the performance; lowering the overall volume of sound elements; allowing for audience vocalization and movement; and allowing for patron exits and entrances whenever needed, with the option to view a live-feed of the show in a separate, relaxed environment.

Currently we offer relaxed performances at the following presentations:
Journey on May 3 at 3:30pm and May 9 at 3:30pm



CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

BAM partners with Mark Morris Dance Group to offer workshops open to artists with and without disabilities. Modifications and additional support are available onsite and we invite participants to share thoughts and suggestions on how we can best support their experience during the registration process.

As workshops are offered, more information can be found at BAM.org/classes.

 

 

For wheelchair accessible seating call 718.636.4100.

 

For additional assistance or information

Call 718.636.4100 x1 
Or use our inquiry form

 
UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS
Candoco
DANCE
Candoco Dance Company
Apr 10—11, 2020
 
Candoco Dance Company
Apr 10—11, 2020
 
Learn more about the increased accessible seating options for all performances by Candoco Dance Company.
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Taama
KIDS | MUSIC
Journey (Taama)
May 3—May 9, 2020
 
Journey (Taama)
May 3—May 9, 2020
 
Relaxed performances on May 3 and May 9.
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Peter Jay Sharp Building Accessibility Photos
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Peter Jay Sharp Building Facilities
 
 
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ADA Entrance To Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
ADA entrance to the Peter Jay Sharp Building
The Entryway To Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
The entryway to the Peter Jay Sharp Building
PJS ADA Entrance To Opera House Bathroom
 
Entrance to ADA bathroom in the Howard Gilman Opera House
PJS ADA Door To Bathroom in Opera House
 
Door to the ADA bathroom in the Howard Gilman Opera House
PJS ADA Bathroom Front View
 
Front view of the ADA bathroom in the Howard Gilman Opera House
PJS Gender Neutral ADA Bathroom In Opera House
 
ADA bathroom in the Howard Gilman Opera House
PJS Gender Neutral ADA Bathroom In Opera House
 
ADA bathroom in the Howard Gilman Opera House
PJS Mens Restroom In Bamcafe
 
Men’s restroom at BAMcafe
PJS Womens Restroom In Bamcafe ADA Stall
 
Women’s restroom ADA toilet at BAMcafe
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Peter Jay Sharp Building Seating
 
 
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PJS Orchestra Slope For ADA Seating
 
The slope of the orchestra seats in the Howard Gilman Opera House.
ADA seats will be placed in the front
PJS Orchestra Slope For ADA Seating
 
The slope of the orchestra seats in the Howard Gilman Opera House.
ADA seats will be placed in the front
PJS Orchestra Slope For ADA Seating
 
The slope of the orchestra seats in the Howard Gilman Opera House.
ADA seats will be placed in the front
PJS Orchestra Slope For ADA Seating
 
The slope of the orchestra seats in the Howard Gilman Opera House
PJS Orchestra Slope For ADA Seating
 
The slope of the orchestra seats in the Howard Gilman Opera House
PJS Orchestra Slope For ADA Seating
 
The slope of the orchestra seats in the Howard Gilman Opera House
PJS Elevator To Mezzanine Bamcafe Restrooms
 
Elevator (located in the main lobby) to the mezzanine seats, BAMcafe, and the restrooms.
PJS ADA Mezzanine Seats
 
ADA compliant seats in the mezzanine
PJS ADA Mezzanine Seats
 
ADA compliant seats in the mezzanine
PJS Box Office In Lobby
 
Box office for purchasing and picking up tickets.
There will be an attendant on-site, should any assistance be needed due to the height of the box office.