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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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Amazing Amateur night

Wednesday amateur night at the Apollo is an institution. It's such good entertainment from start to finish I fail to see how anyone in their right mind could not have a good time... read more

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

Wednesday amateur night at the Apollo is an institution. It's such good entertainment from start to finish I fail to see how anyone in their right mind could not have a good time. The pre show party is such great fun and the show itself is interactively brilliant. Hopefully you will get to see the next big artist in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I'm SO happy I decided to check out Amateur Night at the Apollo! It was the absolute highlight of my trip to NYC! I simply cannot recommend it enough. And for the price, it truly is a steal. FYI, there's a bar at the end of the theatre as you walk in and they have a few snacks (chips, popcorn)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went here for the infamous amateur night not knowing what to expect. It was brilliant. The compare was funny, the acts were of a good quality (apart from the guy trying to sing Amazing Grace) and it was overall a very enjoyable night. The bit with the kids at the beginning is not that entertaining and a bit dull but... More 

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New Carrollton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I was very excited to visit the famed Apollo Theater that I'd seen on television as a child but I was very surprised at how small the actual inside of the theater is. Television and cameras definitely create an optical illusion. Unfortunately we were visiting on a Sunday so I was not really impressed. I did enjoy the two workers... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

After many visits to NYC we thought we might try the Amateur night at the Apollo Theatre. It probably was worth visiting once, if for no other reason but to watch the audience. However, there is so much good theatre in NYC, I am not sure if the time is not better spent going to a play instead of watching... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

If you're in NYC, don't miss spending a Wednesday night at the Apollo Theater for Amateur Night. Always a good time. I've been there four times!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

My sorority sister and I visited the Apollo theater to see the infamous Amateur night show. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the show!!! The host kept us laughing all night and the DJ was great ! Crowd interaction made for an awesome experience. Definitely a night to remember :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Dont miss an opportunity to go on an Apollo tour with Billy Mitchell, Mr. Apollo! Get on the legendary stage and perform!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Historical show, I'm glad I got the opportunity to go. The venue is surprisingly small. It is the first thing that I recognized. Because it so small, No matter where you sit, you'll have a good seat. We were in the second to last row on the main floor and we had good seats. There is a bunch of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was the first time I went to the Apollo theatre. Very happy I went, it was far better than anything I could have expected!!! The bartenders were great and all staff!!! The dj got the party started it was fun booing. Everyone should add the Apollo to their Bucket list!!! It is a show so be prepared to be... More 

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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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