The BEAT Festival Venues
Seven Uniquely Diverse Spaces In Differing Communities Across Brooklyn
Our aim is to not only honor the growing interest amongst artists to perform in non-traditional spaces, but also to bring contemporary performance art to different parts of the borough. This helps build community, broadens the reach of the work and highlights different spaces each offering a unique flavor and atmosphere to the festival.
- Stephen Shelley, Artistic Director, BEAT Festival
Fort Greene: The Irondale Center (FG)
85 S. Oxford Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, 11217
About The Irondale:
The Irondale Center is our primary venue during the inaugural BEAT Festival. The Center is home to the brilliant Irondale Ensemble, who is part of the festival’s artistic roster. Walking distance from the Atlantic/Pacific St stop, as well as the Fulton St. G-train and the Lafayette Ave A/C-trains, this venue is accessible from all points of Brooklyn, and beyond. One of the most dynamic and beautiful spaces in Brooklyn, we are honored to work with The Irondale Center this year.
Purchase an Irondale Pass and see all of the BEAT artists this year (note: this does not include Elevator Repair Service and Noémie Lafrance).
Thank you to: Terry Greiss, Michaelangelo, and the entire team at The Irondale Center
Park Slope: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (PS)
58 7th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 11217
About Brooklyn Conservatory of Music:
This intimate, chamber performance space brings audiences very close to the artists. Normally used for music, see modern dance, cutting-edge theater and contemporary opera at BCM.
Purchase a Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Pass and view Brooklyn’s best in this vibrant, intimate space.
Thank you to: Karen Geer, and the rest of the stellar team at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Red Hook: The Waterfront Museum (RH)
290 Conover Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, 11231
About The Waterfront Museum:
The Waterfront Museum was founded in 1986 to provide programs in education and culture aboard an historic vessel and to advocate for and expand public waterfront access in the NY Metropolitan area. It relocated to Red Hook in 1994. Performances will take place both in the barge as well as on nearby Pier 44. We recommend planning ahead and spending an evening in Red Hook. It’s a bit off the beaten path, but a thriving artistic community lives here which supports a small and vibrant culinary scene.
Purchase a Red Hook Pass and experience the BEAT artists floating on a functioning barge.
Thank you to: David Sharps, President of The Waterfront Museum
Flatbush: Flatbush Reformed Church (FB)
890 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush, Brooklyn, 11226
About Flatbush Reformed Church:
The oldest church in Brooklyn. In fact, Church Ave is named after Flatbush Reformed. The congregation was founded in 1654 and the stained glass windows are by Tiffany Studios and commemorate the descendants of many early settlers of Flatbush. The complex consists of the church, church house, parsonage, and cemetery which is the last resting place of most of the members of the early Dutch families of Flatbush. The earliest legible grave marker dates to 1754.
The BEAT performances will take place in the church house on the property. Be sure to check out our BEAT Saturdays offer to receive a tour of this historic site by the church’s pastor, Rev. Dan Ramm.
Purchase a Flatbush Pass and see cutting-edge performance in one of Brooklyn’s most historic settings.
Thank you to: Reverand Dan Ramm and Associate Minister Cheri Kroon
Coney Island: Coney Island Sideshow Theater (CI)
1208 Surf Ave, Coney Island, Brooklyn, 11224
About Coney Island Sideshow Theater:
The recently renovated Coney Island Sideshow Theater will host two exciting evenings of theater we’re calling The BEAT Sideshow. Each evening features a selection of BEAT artists showing off their latest, greatest, edgiest, strangest and funniest work. These events are hosted by Jessica Halem and promise to be a wild ride of theater.
The BEAT Sideshow takes place on Sept 18 & 19, beginning at 7:30pm.
Thank you to: Patrick Wall & Aaron Beebe
Prospect Heights: Brooklyn Public Library (PH)
10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 11238
About Brooklyn Public Library:
One of the borough’s most important institution opens its doors in a completely new way during this year’s BEAT Festival. Agreeing to host Elevator Repair Service’s “Shuffle” amongst its stacks, BPL shows us its not afraid to take a risk. ”Shuffle” features three great American novels scrambled and performed within the language/literature section of the Central Library.
“Shuffle” at the Brooklyn Public Library happens for 3 nights only, Sept 20-22, from 7-9pm.
Thank you to: Linda Johnson, Richard Reyes-Gavilan & Meredith Walters
Williamsburg: El Puente (WB)
Earth Spirit Garden, 203 S. 2nd St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 11211
About El Puente:
Founded in 1982, El Puente is a community initiative dedicated to harnessing the energy and efforts of the diverse peoples of Brooklyn. We believe that the coming together of many brings forward our power of self-determination. We mold our individual and collective condition, whether at home, in the community or in the world.
- El Puente Mission Statement
Our Closing Day event at El Puente is on Sunday, September 23rd in the Earth Spirit Garden from 2-5pm, free and open to all. So, just come!
Thank you to: Frances Lucerna, Meredith Walters & Anusha Venkatamaran