Apollo Theater
Apollo Theater
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The legendary Apollo—the soul of American culture—plays a vital role in cultivating emerging artists and launching legends. Since its founding, the Apollo has served as a center of innovation and a creative catalyst for Harlem, the city of New York, and the world.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Harlem
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 you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighbourhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
How to get there
  • 125th St • 3 min walk
  • 116th St • 10 min walk
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  • TheGaragiste
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amateur Night
    This was our first visit to Harlem and it was well worth the trip. The Apollo is a beautiful old venue and the atmosphere at Amateur Night was terrific. We were made so welcome and of course, the performers were (mostly) superb. Tickets were reasonably priced and the seats were comfortable. Front row recommended!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 September 2023
  • NSD70
    Wallkill, New York235 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Samara Joy - A Joyful Holiday
    I have not been to the Apollo Theater I. Over 20 years, it is just how I had remembered it. There is so much history in this building. I look forward to another show at the Apollo Theater. Samara Joy’s concert was amazing, what a talented woman.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 December 2023
  • Shelly C
    Auburn, New York368 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience.
    My mother always wanted to go to the Apollo so we went and saw BeBe Winans and had a wonderful time. I would have liked to seen the double dutch jump rope competition the next day but we had to leave. The theater has so much history and the crowd was fantastic. If you like culture and experience, you need to go.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 January 2024
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Lori M
California1,831 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I can't really rate it because we were not allowed inside to see the main theater. What a shame - they are arguable one of the largest draws to get people to Harlem and they only have tours 5x per week (and it's $17 per person) . We were there yesterday and they had a private tour going but they would not let us join in (there were other folks who also wanted to see the theater). they would not even let us peek in. they could really HELP the community by making it easier for tourists to visit!!! we would have seen a show there that night but there wasn't one. the lobby was small but had a beautiful chandelier and a small gift counter. very disappointing visit, they should step it up.
Written 10 April 2024
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Shelly C
Auburn, NY368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
My mother always wanted to go to the Apollo so we went and saw BeBe Winans and had a wonderful time. I would have liked to seen the double dutch jump rope competition the next day but we had to leave. The theater has so much history and the crowd was fantastic. If you like culture and experience, you need to go.
Written 13 January 2024
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NSD70
Wallkill, NY235 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I have not been to the Apollo Theater I. Over 20 years, it is just how I had remembered it. There is so much history in this building. I look forward to another show at the Apollo Theater. Samara Joy’s concert was amazing, what a talented woman.
Written 14 December 2023
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Andy B
Wellington, New Zealand24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The energy of the crowd was great. The host encouraged audience participation. (jeering, booing, etc.) :)
Written 24 September 2023
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TheGaragiste
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was our first visit to Harlem and it was well worth the trip. The Apollo is a beautiful old venue and the atmosphere at Amateur Night was terrific. We were made so welcome and of course, the performers were (mostly) superb. Tickets were reasonably priced and the seats were comfortable. Front row recommended!
Written 9 September 2023
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veronak
260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Unfortunately when we arrived the theater was closed; however, it was still worth visiting this historical site.

There’s a small gift shop inside as well.

I’d recommend that you try to visit when the venue is open.
Written 29 May 2023
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Wander53199833841
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
i ditched a broadway musical to see the amateur night, after I visited this place during a day tour and the guide recommended it. After hearing about this place and reading all the names in front of the entry it was an easy choice. And the best one I´ve made on this trip. I had the best night and the vibe was amazing from the beginning to the end. You immediatly get sucked into the energy of the audience find yourself laughing, screeming, shouting and maybe even booing. I had so much fun.
Written 21 March 2023
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Lesley V
Sydney, Australia107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The Apollo Theatre Walk of Fame is very interesting. It was very nostalgic to see the names in the sidewalk.
Written 22 January 2023
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Adventuresofsonyat
Paducah, KY226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
The best fun in the history of ever. We attended the season finale of amateur night at the Apollo and we loved every second. It was a great family friendly show. I’d go again and recommend anyone young or old to attend. You won’t regret it!
Written 7 December 2022
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Tonie D
New York City, NY4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Greg at the BOX OFFICE was AWESOME!! So friendly and accommodating, if you go to the Box Office say Hi from Tonie!
Written 30 November 2022
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