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Apollo Theater

253 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4408
+1 212-531-5300
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The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the place to perform in Harlem.
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253 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4408
+1 212-531-5300
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely email ahead and see if there are any tours running, cause if there is, you should definitely do it. Billy mitchell was such an entertaining your guide, he knew so much of not just the Apollo theater, but of Harlem and New York in...More

Thank ash_skywalker10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to see Darius Rucker at the Apollo Theater. He said during the performance that the theater meant so much to him growing up and how special it was for him to play there. I also watched Live at the Apollo growing...More

Thank A208OVsusanh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to an Amateur night on a Wednesday and it turned out to be a good evening with a lot of laughs. The talent showcased in both the children and adult department were good and the host is funny and entertaining. Great prices for...More

Thank Fuzzyhunden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I mean its the world famous Apollo Theater that and itself is enough to visit. We went to look at the breakin Covention peformance it was pretty awesome.

Thank livelife h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well done. Thank you for a great evening of entertainment, laughs and camaraderie. It's a great deal for entertainment. The lighting, talent of the house band, and emcees make it that much better. The theater is beautiful in itself.

Thank flowerknob
Reviewed 13 October 2017

A great night of entertainment at the Apollo Theater amateur night. Popular with tourists and locals, a very enjoyable night. Plenty of places to eat nearby and easy to get to via the subway.

Thank 23Kristen70
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Well, if you want to be entertained and have a fun evening, you could well do with visiting the Apollo Amateur night on a Wednesday. We were visiting NY and my husband being a Tamla Motown fan, considered it a priority. Hugely entertaining from the...More

Thank JanjkjJan
Reviewed 29 September 2017

My wife and I joined a group of friends to tour the Apollo - led by Billy "Mr Apollo" Mitchell. It was a wonderful afternoon. We learned, for example, of the racist start to this "new burlesque house" at the start of the 20th century....More

Thank RGS318
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Iconic theater. Try amateur night on Wednesday. Check the Apollo walk of fame in front of the theater. Take a tour.

Thank silverrhon
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is a legendary musical hall located in Harlem and many famous legends had performed here. We were not able to watch any of their shows here. We took some nice pictures of the theater and the neighborhood.

Thank Phi S
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
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30 July 2017|
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Response from sith1968 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, but it helps if they are into soul music :-) Our youngest is 14 and got the jokes, but younger kids might miss some of the jokes. One thing though, it gets very loud at the theatre, so 2-2½ hours may be a long... More
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26 January 2017|
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Response from Shanice D | Reviewed this property |
It is held at the iconic theatre. You can wear whatever casual or smart. You can see from the upper part as the stage is really big. It finished at about 11pm as there's an interval.
25 September 2016|
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Response from Devonta W | Reviewed this property |
There is a daytime tour at 1PM and 3PM during the week that you can signup for.