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Apollo Theater

253 W. 125th St., New York City, NY 10027 (Harlem)
212 531 5300
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Ranked #64 of 863 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Theaters
Description: The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the place to perform in Harlem.
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Just a great show. Queued up for tickets, all seats seem ok, fabulous show, lots of fun. All the amateurs were good, so not much booing, kids were great.

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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful experience , knowing the legends that performed there was quite something. South African Festival was going on . Really enjoyed the host Hugh Masakela and the group The Soil

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Amateur night happens each Wednesday night - about 3 hours in length. For a cheap night out $25US, this was money well spent. Host called Capone was brilliant. Comedy at its best. Had everyone rolling around the floor including himself and the band. Evening starts with kids who you clap and cheer for. This is followed by adults who you... More

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Murrieta, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went to Amateur Night at the Apollo last Wednesday and had a blast! I wasn't expecting much, especially for the $25 cheap seats. We had so much fun! The MC was great and kept us laughing through the 2 and a half hour show. The contestants were entertaining, and some of them were very good. And the crowd was... More

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Had tickets for Amateur Night last Wednesday. Great atmosphere, the d j had everyone dancing in the aisles with soul & RnB classics. The host of the show, Capone was great too. But for me personally, just being in the place where so many legends started out made it a real special night. Definately worth a visit!

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Hempstead, New York
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20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

As a New Yorker if you have not visited this historic venue you must visit NOW!!! We enjoyed a wonderful evening of music In the "soundstage" which is located on the 3rd floor of the Apollo. Very well appointed space with a spectacular sound system. Many tourist enjoyed this free, That's right, free event. Nice bar but drinks were pricey.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Got to join a tour of the famed Apollo theater, and receive lots of history regarding the of Harlem.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Unfortunately, we did not get to see a performance while we visited, but we did go inside the venue to check it out. I'd been there many years ago, in the late '60's when Harlem was still fairly sketchy. It's still as magnificent and now, full of history. We will definitely plan our next trip to include a music night!... More

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Toronto
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11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went on a one hour tour of the Apollo led by Billy Mitchell - 49 year veteran of the Apollo Theater (he started working there at age 15). Wow - what an incredible experience! We ended up at almost 2 hours of time, plenty of stops any where we wanted, the stories he shared and his love for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I have always had a great love of dance and this celebration of dance was far from disappointing. The dancers were full of life and truly committed to their performance.

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