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The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the place to perform in Harlem.
As featured in Manhattan to Remember
253 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4408
+1 212-531-5300
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across the Apollo by chance and liked it so much that we went back a second night in s row. A nice and cosy venue with some big names in the past. The two shows we went to both finished by midnight and...More

Thank scottstanton42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very excited to attend a show here. The audience were fun, very engaged. The house band were very good and the compere was funny. The acts were generally good and 2 were excellent. My only disappointment was how touristy it was.

Thank chrisandrod
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I knew the history of this magical place of course, which is why I purchased a ticket on my recent trip to NYC. What I wasn't prepared for was how much fun the night was going to be. It was such a fun experience with...More

Thank Theresa E
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Been here 4 or 5 times now. Friendly staff, buffett even has fruit. Coffee not included of course but its great. If you ask for something they are pretty quick about it. Of course when its packed there a bit of waiting. But no one...More

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Fun Fun Fun!! This was my first Apollo experience an the host served a great time!! Plenty of laughs and dancing the bar had a small selection of cocktails but overall everything was very nice!

Thank QueenTravel86
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I took my 13 year old for her first visit to the Apollo. Nostalgia for me set in as soon as we approached the theatre. When the show started, I was transported back in time and could easily recall why this show was worth my...More

2  Thank Sheryl D
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We went to the Apollo expecting to see a little more than just the box office and counter gift shop - is was like a sidewalk vendor selling wares on the street. I was disappointed that they didn’t have the store/gift shop in a better...More

Thank Delia R
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Since 1993 they have been holding Amatuer Night - what a fun way to spend a Wednesday night. Doors open at 630 and show starts at 730. So much fun. The MC gets everyone going. But before he does the DJ does a fantastic job...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I’m a spoken word artist I’ve performed there over 17 times I go back on August 29 this year for my 18th performance and I have to tell you guys each time I’ve been there I enjoyed myself beyond belief the show is always exciting...More

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

If you don't do anything else in New York City, you must, I mean must! make it your business, mission to get to Harlem and go to the Apollo Theater. It is a historical and entertainment experience that will blow your mind! It will bring...More

Thank SunJoy1
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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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21 August 2018|
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Response from TRACY W | Reviewed this property |
Select the upper mezzanine. Nor too far from action at all .... you will love it. The extra 50 would not be worth it.
22 June 2018|
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Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
about 2 hours. there were 5 acts the night we went. Most of the time it was the compare filling in