Apollo Theater

Apollo Theater

253 West 125th Street, New York, New York 10027, United States

(212) 531-5300


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The Apollo Theater as we know it today was built in 1913, when it functioned as a burlesque theater, before later shifting its focus to variety revues. Today, the Apollo Theater schedule includes concerts, performing arts, community outreach and educational programs. It serves to recognize, honor and advance the influence and contributions of African American artists.Over the years, the venue has featured many of the biggest names in music, oftentimes receiving credit for being the launching pad to the stellar careers which followed. Ella Fitzgerald was just 17 years old when she made her singing debut at The Apollo Theater. Jimi Hendrix, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5 and Lauryn Hill are just a few more of the now house-hold names who got their starts at the legendary venue. More recently, Sir Paul McCartney and The Artist formerly known as Prince have appeared on the famous Apollo Theater schedule.Why not plan your visit now? Make Eventful your source for all the latest news and up-to-date events information from The Apollo Theater New York, and check out the schedule right here!
  • February 15, 2018
    I mean it's the Apollo! Rich history and heritage. So glad this place was restored. Must visit and experience for yourself.
    January 30, 2018
    Its like a party - you can't help but have a great time. The MC, dj and other staff are so professional they rope you in and make sure you have a blast. Amateur night on Wednesdays is fantastic and so affordable - date night or just friends poonight out its fun. The other shows that are put on there are great too.
    November 26, 2017
    I attended top dog and the talent was mind blowing. The youth that competed that night was fantastic. It was very hard to choose just one winner. The adult performance we're just as equally talented. There is no bad seat in the house. This was my first time and I will return again in the future.
    October 21, 2017
    I first entered the theater for the Wednesday night AMATEUR MIGHT show, hosted by Capone ..... Immediately a nostalgic feeling overwhelmed me as I walked down the storied hall to the tall oak doors. The view inside is worth the trip to NYC on its own merit. The next night was the night of my show, inside the Apollo Comedy Club. Headlining such a major show in such a major venue was validating, to say the least. The staff is incredible.. From Alice, to Mr White, Mr. Walter, Anthony, & big Wayne... even my dear Ms Gloria...... all under the command of Mr Dwight Jordan.... a man who goes beyond the extra mile to facilitate the artist's every whim ..... And the entire event is produced by the Apollo's "Curator of Comedy" .... the legendary Bob Sumner. I am blessed to have attended such a historic edifice #BlaqRon
    January 02, 2018
    Loved coming here as a kid! Talent Night was the best shows. I met The Rock and Monique and the Apollo. This is truly a Harlem landmark.

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    Concert Ticket Agency
    September 18, 2012

    The most legendary...from The Jackson 5 to James Brown...some of the greatest talent the world has ever known has hit this stage. and some of the WORST: check out Amateur night! lol and dress up!

    Untapped Cities
    August 24, 2012

    The 1,853 seat Apollo Theatre opened on December 15, 1913 is most known for its Amateur Night, at which Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Brown and Lauryn Hill all performed.

    Event Junkies
    August 20, 2012

    Amateur Night is on Wednesday

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