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Apollo Theater

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Address: 253 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4408
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+1 212-531-5300

The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the...

The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the place to perform in Harlem.

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We unfortunately missed the last tour of the day (there are 3). But we were able to have a chat with one of the staff and find out a bit of the history. There is a walk of fame... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We unfortunately missed the last tour of the day (there are 3). But we were able to have a chat with one of the staff and find out a bit of the history. There is a walk of fame out the front. We saw a bit of the interior which looked very grand.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I preformed here with some friends in the new York jazz festival. It's a really pretty theatre with lots of history. We sat in the orchestra and the mezzanine but both views were good. I would recommend not coming early to your show because there is not much to do in the area (Harlem). The subway station is right by... More 

Thank Hadleedd
Casa Grande, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

5 chaperones took 21 high school students to Amateur Night on the last night of our week-long stay in NYC. After students had taken numerous workshops, visited theatre schools and saw Broadway shows and NYC attractions they were pretty exhausted. That all changed at the Apollo's Amateur Night! I've never seen these kids and adults on their feet and so... More 

Thank missingmanhattan
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Apollo Theater Amateur Night is a great way to see another side of NYC. There are singers, dancers, comedians, rappers. Some are better, some are worse, but it is an extremely fun experience.The community really interacts and takes part of the show. Highly recommend.

Thank Renata C
Lafayette, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wednesday nights are amateur night at the Apollo. It is great show at an iconic venue. If you are in NYC make a special effort to take in the show. You will not be disappointed.

1 Thank Terry M
Great Neck, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience with the Amateur Night! more than just a competition, the show includes DJ and lots of audience participation!

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London, Ontario
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see the Comedy Kings yesterday night. The show was very funny, but a little too raunchy for my taste. I did laugh a lot! The theatre was very cool to see and think about his many top entertainers performed there! Would recommend a visit there while in NYC. About a $20 cab ride From Time Square.

Thank lynng338
Oceanside, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had not been to the Apollo for many years .When I was there last it was to see James Brown. Friends of my wife and I decided to go and take a tour of the theater .We met Billy Mitchell who gave the tour and he was fantastic.

Thank len16107
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Billy Mitchell was worth the entire visit in itself...... building is gorgeous and magical. Definitely worth a visit!

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I finally saw the Apollo Theatre and it was a sight to see. I wished I could have seen it late a night. To see the big pretty red lights.

Thank ChynaNavy

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