Apollo Theater

Apollo Theater

253 W 125th St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY 10027
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
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Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)

The place where stars are born and legends are made.

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  • "... won the popular Amateur Night, which still boasts standing-room-only..." (14 tips)
  • "... in New York City is one of the most famous music halls in the United States, and the most famous..." (2 tips)
  • "... and Lauryn Hill all performed." (9 tips)
  • Concert Ticket Agency

    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!

    Concert Ticket Agency · September 18, 2012
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  • Mazda

    For many years, Apollo was the only theater in New York City to hire black talent. Ella Fitzgerald made her singing debut at 17 at the Apollo, on November 21, 1934.

    Mazda · October 26, 2010
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  • The Grio

    The Apollo is one of the most famous music venues in the US. It is a nationally registered historic space, and was the home of Showtime at the Apollo, a television show showcasing new talent. Read more

    The Grio · January 24, 2011
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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: A father shows his sons the murals inside the lobby of the Apollo. Click "More Info" to see this great historic pic from 1954! Read more

    The New York Daily News · October 26, 2010
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  • Brisk

    "I miss the cool nights sittin' in the Carlo, Now it's like "boooo"--we sittin' in Apollo" - Fabolous "Pachanga" Sourced from rapgenius.com.

    Brisk · November 8, 2010
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  • BET

    This theater began hosting African American acts in the 1930, starting with its legendary Amatuer Hour! See some great examples of African-Americans' contributions to us all: http://bet.us/BHM

    BET · February 1, 2013
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  • Fast Company

    This historic venue hosted America's first-ever “Gorillaz Festival," during which the band--a.k.a. Damon Albarn with accompanying animations--played every song on their "Demon Days" album.

    Fast Company · February 14, 2011
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  • Harlem W.

    Make sure to go on Wednesday nights for Amatuer night Read more

    Harlem W. · March 8, 2010
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  • The Standard

    NY (Art) A place where music legends once performed – and still do! Make sure to adventure uptown to catch a show. Read more

    The Standard · August 6, 2010
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  • NBC Politics

    Historic landmark in Harlem; President Obama sang Al Green’s ‘Let’s stay together’ at this venue in January 2012. http://nbcnews.to/IqbPER NBCPolitics.com

    NBC Politics · April 11, 2012
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  • TheUrbanDaily

    The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, recorded his live performance at the Apollo on 10/24/1962. It became the first Soul album to go platinum. Learn more at theurbandaily.com/music

    TheUrbanDaily · May 24, 2011
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  • PreservationNation

    Built in 1913, the Apollo was one of the first theaters to have fully integrated audiences and employ African Americans/Latinos both onstage and backstage.

    PreservationNation · April 26, 2012
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  • NYULYP

    This place was open during the Harlem Renaissance and witnessed the jazz legend Duke Ellington perform on stage.

    NYULYP · March 5, 2012
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  • HOT 97

    THE BIGGEST HIP HOP CONCERT OF THE YEAR IS GOING DOWN ON JUNE 3RD, 2012 FOR MORE INFORMATION HEAD TO HOT97.COM NOW!

    HOT 97 · April 4, 2012
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  • Untapped Cities

    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. Read more

    Untapped Cities · August 24, 2012
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  • Melissa P.

    I go to a lot of shows, and I have to say, this is the nicest and friendliest venue staff I've come across

    Melissa P. · April 30, 2013
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  • MIBODEGA AGENCY

    The Apollo Theater in New York City is one of the most famous music halls in the United States, and the most famous club associated almost exclusively with African-American performers.

    MIBODEGA AGENCY · September 1, 2010
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  • www.harlemsunclub.com

    Apollo historic tours connect the past, the present and the future of our legendary venue, revealing the significant contributions of African-Americans and Latinos to the birth of global popular cultu Read more

    www.harlemsunclub.com · July 14, 2010
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  • Soul Train

    No trip to Harlem is complete without a trip to the legendary Apollo Theater. Some of the biggest names in entertainment have graced the stage & the aspiring stars of tomorrow continue to do so.

    Soul Train · April 5, 2011
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  • Brett

    Adam Ostrow is awesome.

    Brett · May 21, 2010
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  • Harlem A.

    A walk of fame, tourists, & celebs make this the draw of w.125th st. Someone is always hawking something out front, so always talk them down. Wed amateur night packs them in. Get in line 4 tix early!!

    Harlem A. · March 7, 2013
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  • bitsy b.

    Still catching my breath. My face hurts from laughing.

    bitsy b. · November 11, 2012
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  • New York Habitat

    Every Wednesday the Apollo hosts an Amateur Night, where you can cheer on performers or boo them off the stage! Be sure to get there early for tickets, as this night sells out quickly!

    New York Habitat · July 27, 2012
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  • Sasha K.

    Amateur night!

    Sasha K. · January 30, 2010
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  • Isoke

    Make sure they aren't having a bogus night like tonight where there was no boo-ing because of a Broadway tribute. I wish I could get a refund.

    Isoke · March 21, 2013
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  • Apollo Theater

    #PreserveNYC and #VoteApollo at http://pipvoting.nationaltrust.org. Help the Apollo Theater win $200,000 to preserve the ornate artwork in the main theater! Read more

    Apollo Theater · April 29, 2012
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  • nycHealthy

    Did you know that you have to walk 2.5 miles from Randall's Island Park to the Apollo Theater to burn off the calories from one 32oz. sports drink?

    nycHealthy · February 8, 2012
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  • Paul R.

    Tupac played Travis Younger here in the play A Raisin in the Sun. He was a member of Harlem's 127th Street Repertory Ensemble which he joined aged 12.

    Paul R. · September 21, 2011
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  • The Art Initiative

    CEO & Co-Founder of the The Art Initiative, Tuan X (also a singer, songwriter & MC) headlined here on March 4th, 2011 in the first season of the 'Apollo Music Café'.

    The Art Initiative · August 17, 2011
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  • Brian M.

    Boo people on amateur night

    Brian M. · August 26, 2010
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  • Cody B.

    Leave this venue and walk almost directly across the street and buy yourself an exclusive pair of sneakers from The House of Hoops then reward yourself with some sneaker cleaner and maybe 100 other bl

    Cody B. · June 30, 2010
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  • Mel W.

    Got to come back soon, but it needs more leg room for the seats

    Mel W. · May 21, 2010
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  • City of New York

    For the film Malcolm X, the welcome for Joe Louis and the march from the police station to the hospital after the release of brother Johnson, were filmed on 125th Street by the legendary theater.

    City of New York · January 13
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  • Sharice R.

    go to an Apollo Live Show! so much fun!

    Sharice R. · September 15, 2013
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  • @JaumePrimero

    The box office is open, and its packed for amateur night. Definitely a ton of fun with a group of friends.

    @JaumePrimero · April 2, 2012
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  • Chad J.

    Get your tickets in advance, they are cheaper.

    Chad J. · May 26, 2010
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  • Anna Maria

    Don't boo people from your hometown. No matter how much they suck.

    Anna Maria · July 18, 2013
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  • T'Shurah D.

    No cameras allowed

    T'Shurah D. · June 15, 2013
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  • Andrea A.

    Follow BET, check in at the Apollo (or at any place of black interest) and get the BET Badge!

    Andrea A. · February 3, 2013
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  • California Bakery

    Lo storico teatro dove hanno suonato tutti i protagonisti della black music: da Aretha Franklin a Michael Jackson | The historic black music venue, where all the big and famous artists have played

    California Bakery · October 3, 2012
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  • The Foodster File

    Amateur Night is on Wednesday

    The Foodster File · August 21, 2012
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  • NY Waterway

    Drinks are a little pricey but there are some great events here!

    NY Waterway · July 20, 2012
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  • Joan M.

    I visited the Apollo the week after Michael Jackson passed away. I had a chance to sign the infamous memorial wall! Tears...

    Joan M. · June 6, 2012
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  • Harlem Arts Alliance @.

    Vote for @apollotheater at apollomemories.org/vote - help the Apollo win $200,000

    Harlem Arts Alliance @. · May 17, 2012
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  • Viator.com

    Come along on a Wednesday evening for the long-running Amateur Night. Read more

    Viator.com · January 25, 2012
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  • Abiola A.

    Be early enough to beat the lines. xo

    Abiola A. · January 20, 2012
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  • Andy J.

    Wednesday is amateur night!

    Andy J. · September 4, 2011
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  • Sixxstar74

    Always a good event here.

    Sixxstar74 · March 24, 2011
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  • Florent

    Le fameux cinéma d'Harlem, point de départ d'une petite balade dans ce quartier en voix d'embourgeoisement et qui contrairement aux idées reçues, n'est pas à craindre.

    Florent · November 6, 2011
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  • Juan M.

    Hola

    Juan M. · February 24, 2011
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