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Apollo Theater

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Address: 253 W. 125th St., New York City, NY 10027
Phone Number: 212 531 5300
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Description: The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the...
The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the place to perform in Harlem.
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Billy Mitchell is amazing!

This is a must-do for any school group. We had a group of eighth graders from Midcoast Maine, and Billy Mitchell was inspiring with his history of the Apollo, his own life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must-do for any school group. We had a group of eighth graders from Midcoast Maine, and Billy Mitchell was inspiring with his history of the Apollo, his own life experience, and his advice for kids. Spot-on and worth every penny!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went along to Amateur with a group of friends and had the time of our life! It was such an experience. For those who don't know, it's where The Jackson 5, Hendrix, Aretha Franklin and other superstars were first discovered. A night at the Apollo is certainly one to remember.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My friend and I loved The Apollo. We enjoyed riding around Harlem. It was so colorful. We want to go back on our next trip. 👍

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were really pleased to be able to book tickets for the Amateur Night at the Apollo while visiting Harlem recently. It’s such a cultural icon we were really keen to go along. We were not disappointed, this place is FUN and the night is worth every single cent! The staff at the Apollo are friendly and chatty from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The architecture and attention to detail of the historic Apollo theatre is just absolutely beautiful! The acoustics, lighting and seating were amazing! I would love to go back to the theatre...just for the theatre...it is really a beautiful treasure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Visited the Apollo Theater during my recent trip to New York. The Apollo Theater is located in Harlem and is an institution - a music & dance center for African-American performers. Wonderful. Highly recommended!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

As a huge R&B fan, had looked forward to attending Amateur Night for years. With ear plugs in, even the PRE-show was way too loud for me to tolerate, so had to leave even before actual show began. Audience mostly white tourists. No lobby to hang out in. Uptight staffing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Everyone who comes to Harlem visits its main street, W. 125. If there's a show you're interested in seeing at the Apollo, by all means take it in. But we warned that the inexpensive seats are "way up there" so not desirable. Nearby is the Studio Museum, which has changing shows of contemporary, typically African-American art, usually of very high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Went to Apollo Theater on Wednesday Amateur Night. The entertainment was superb; the atmosphere was welcoming, professional, inclusive and fun. We went round trip on subway from mid-town and it was easy, affordable and safe to get there and back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We went to amateur night on Wednesday this week. What a lot of fun, The talent was amazing., especially the kid section at the start of the show (no booing allowed during this part). We almost didn't go but so glad we did.....

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Address: Address: 253 W. 125th St., New York City, NY 10027
Phone Number: 212 531 5300
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem

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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 neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood 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 neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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