Good news, arts fans! After two years of construction, BAM is almost ready to open the long-awaited Richard B. Fisher Building. The seven-story, multifaceted performing arts space was unveiled during a sneak-peak on Thursday, and comes with all the trimmings; it features 250-seat experimental theater, rehearsal spaces, offices, a theater workshop, artist studios, a rooftop terrace, exhibition space in the lobby and a classroom for theater and arts instruction.
The 40,000 square foot building, which cost $50 million to construct and is attached to an original 1928 Georgian Revival brick facade, is the first new big project BAM has taken on in over a century. In keeping with its super modern interior and new architecture (and 21st century gold LEED certified design!) programs held in the Fisher Building will mostly focus on experimental and postmodern work, and will host events for BAM's Next Wave Festival this upcoming fall.