Originally conceived as BAM's ballroom in 1908, the Lepercq Space has served many purposes since. After years of galas and soirees, the space became the site of heated political rallies during the 50s.
Later, in 1958, the space was rented to a boys' school and temporarily converted into classrooms and offices. In 1973, the space was restored to BAM and gutted to create a black box theater, eventually featuring BAM's first DanceAfrica in 1977. Renovated once again in 1997, the Lepercq Space has become a flexible public living room, and now houses BAMcafé, BAM's restaurant and live music venue catered by Great Performances.
Dinner & Drinks at BAM
BAMcafé is the place to go for dinner and drinks before performances and films, prix fixe dinner on select Saturday nights, and for free live music on Friday and Saturday nights.