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227 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121540.676887 -73.983158
Great eclectic space in the hood, Jazz, Opera, movies, batting cage, cafe. – What a great find. I first saw the sign for the batting cage and went inside. It?s got a great cafe (new owner) and Jazz on Wednesday and Sunday night. I went to the jazz the other night not knowing what to expect quality wise but it had some hot world-class musicians. The next night they had an opera scheduled. Their schedule is full diversity but if you want a hard drinking rock club this ain't it. Their spaces physically are amazing with 20 ceilings, raw brick and steel. Upstairs you can imagine the steam baths that long ago kept the skylights free of snow.
a response – dear prospectplayer:
we here at the lyceum wish you had a better experience.
while we understand your concerns and issues, heat on the night of rentals is up to the production company. they choose whether to heat or not. and if so how much.
sometimes fledgling troupes cannot afford to head the theater up to your standards. the lyceum has chosen to continue to rent to those who are full of energy and vibrancy even if sometimes short on cash.
we urge you to contact the building for a refund of your ticket price.
we also urge you to specify the production and what you thought of the production. the lyceum will weather occasional complaint, but the theater companies need all the reviews they can get.
the brooklyn lyceum mangement.
Worst theatre experience ever – I went to see a play at this theatre...expecting it to be a warm...friendly...down-to-earth place. Instead I found the proprietors to be dismissive and arrogant. The play was three and one half hours long and I was literally shivering the entire time....as the theatre was FREEZING cold.
When I inquired about providing a bit of heat I was looked at as though I had just landed from Mars...
and rudely ignored. I guess it's "cool" to see theatre in a dank and cold old bathhouse...but I...for one.... plan to delete this space from my list of theatres as these proprietors are essentially taking advantage of their good
natured Park Slope clientele.
Park Slope's former Public Bath #7 is brimming with creative energy. – The Overview
Eschewing the notion of Brooklyn as an artistic outer borough, founder Eric Richmond has transformed the mammoth 1910 bathhouse into a cultural/social locus that houses three theaters, the WYNK cafe/internet center, a garden and a gift shop. The Lyceum also stretches outside geographical boundaries with gowanus.com, a forum for posting events and other local info.
With its open-mike nights, readings, radio plays, theatrical performances, music and sketch comedy acts, the Lyceum is busy nearly every night of the week. Boasting three theaters, including the tiny 60-seat Geloscopic black box and two gigantic raw spaces measuring 3,500 and 5,400 square feet, the in-house troupe is poised to head up a new wave of Brooklyn-centric entertainment.
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