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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
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253 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4408
+1 212-531-5300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank silverrhon
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 18 August 2017

An iconic landmark that I just had to visit. They weren't giving tours when we arrived, but it was busy. They had it roped off so you could only get into the front. They had a gift shop set up. Friendly staff. Must come back...More

Thank Liz-Karl
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic show so much talent and so much fun. We went with friends who have been to New York numerous times but had never been. They said it was one of the best shows they'd seen. The humour and the talent was a...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I won't repeat what other have posted, and it is amazing how people like to recount every detail, like they are a reviewer for the New York Times! Ah, the internet. I will say that our trip to the Apollo for Amateur Night was simply...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Show Was Great! We had center orchestra seats, 6 rows from the front, 2 end seats for $12.00! So wonderful! The host, Comedian Capone, was beyond funny and audience was fun loving and quitefriendly! And all around FABULOUS time.

1  Thank Bopsietoo2
Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you plan to visit NYC and have a chance to be on Wednesday night - book tickets for the amature night ! It's a real celebration !!!

Thank Iyss
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

WOW!!! We landed in New York and this was our first stop. We parked our vehicle using the PARKWHIZ app with a $16 flat rate about 2 blocks away. We strolled to the legendary theatre and thought we'd walk right up and let them scan...More

Thank C B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We enjoyed a (sold out) Amateur Night performance and would definitely return. Our first time to New York and this event really helped make our trip, The venue itself is very clean, very close to the subway and easy to find. Seating is very comfortable...More

Thank LJL_AM
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The Apollo Theater is a must see if you visit! The crowd is much into the show and the emcee keeps the spirit going. A must see

Thank Harold 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.