Explore the Brooklyn Cultural District

The Brooklyn Cultural District, home to diverse cultural groups representing nearly every artistic discipline, stretches across Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The scope and diversity of these organizations, ranging from the 18,000+ seat Barclays Center to one-room galleries in Dumbo, is unmatched and represents one of the City’s great cultural destinations. Explore the map below to navigate all that the district has to offer.

651 ARTS

651 Fulton Street

651 ARTS presents live dance, music, and theater events in venues throughout Brooklyn, and maintains a robust educational program.

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A.I.R. Gallery

155 Plymouth Street

A.I.R. Gallery is a permanent exhibition space that supports an open exchange of ideas and risk-taking by women artists in order to provide support and visibility.

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A.R.T./NY South Oxford Space

138 South Oxford Street

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.

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BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building

30 Lafayette Avenue

The Peter Jay Sharp Building houses the BAM Rose Cinemas, the Howard Gilman Opera House, and the Lepercq Space/BAMcafé.

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BAM Richard B. Fisher Building

321 Ashland Place

The BAM Richard B. Fisher Building - houses the Fishman Space, BAM Fisher HIllman Studio, BAM Fisher Rooftop Terrace and Stutz Gardens, and Leavitt Workshop.

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Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Avenue

Barclays Center serves as the home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and can accommodate up to 19,000 visitors for musical performances.

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647 Fulton Street

BRIC provides a platform for the development of new works in theater, dance, music, and multi-disciplinary performance.

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Brooklyn Ballet

160 Schermerhorn Street

Brooklyn Ballet is a professional, not-for-profit dance company dedicated to artistic excellence, education, and serving Brooklyn’s diverse communities, and is home to performances, classes and rehearsal spaces.

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Brooklyn Music School

126 Saint Felix Street

The Brooklyn Music School is a community school for the performing arts, founded in 1912 as the Brooklyn Music School Settlement.

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

63 Flushing Avenue

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 showcases the history and innovation of The Brooklyn Navy Yard from the Revolutionary War to the revolution in jobs and industry happening in New York City right now.

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182 Fourth Avenue

Dancewave dance center that offers an innovative model for dance education.

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Harvey Theater at BAM Strong

651 Fulton Street

The Harvey Theater at BAM Strong, originally the Majestic Theater, was renamed in 1999 in honor of former BAM president Harvey Lichtenstein.

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Irondale Center

85 South Oxford Street

The Irondale Ensemble Project has a rich 25-year history of producing and teaching experimental theater.

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ISSUE Project Room

22 Boerum Place

ISSUE Project Room is a pioneering performance center, presenting projects by both emerging and established experimental artists.

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Klompching Gallery

89 Water Street

The gallery showcases photography that demonstrates the highest level of craftsmanship.

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Kumble Theater

1 University Plaza

The Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn is a dynamic, state-of-the-art performance venue.

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Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue

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.

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80 Hanson Place

MoCADA uses the visual arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines.

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New York Transit Museum

99 Schermerhorn Street

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.

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509 Atlantic Avenue

Roulette is a major New York City venue for contemporary music and intermedia art.

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Smack Mellon

92 Plymouth Street

Smack Mellon presents solo and group exhibitions in their singular 6,000-square-foot gallery space.

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St. Ann's Warehouse

45 Water Street

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.

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The Center for Brooklyn History

128 Pierrepont Street

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.

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The Center for Fiction

15 Lafayette Avenue

The Center for Fiction welcomes readers and writers of all ages and from all walks of life.

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The Mark O'Donnell Theater @ The Actors Fund Arts Center

160 Schermerhorn Street

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.

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Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center

262 Ashland Place

Theatre for a New Audience is a 299-seat Elizabethan courtyard mainstage dedicated to Shakespeare and classic drama, set in the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District.

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647 Fulton Street

UrbanGlass is a leading resource for both aspiring and established artists wishing to create with glass.

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163 Plymouth Street

A hybrid space that combines art gallery, library, and café to showcase multi­-disciplinary culture, through exhibitions, performances, and workshops.

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Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival

An annual celebration of Downtown Brooklyn’s cultural community—and the artists, writers and performers who inspire the borough’s creative spirit.