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Apollo Theater

253 W. 125th St., New York City, NY 10027 (Harlem)
212 531 5300
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Ranked #66 of 851 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I took my mother and 12 year old daughter to Amateur Night at the Apollo. We had a blast. They are very organized and even though the line was long (you better purchase tix in advance because they were sold out), we moved fairly quickly. The theater is beautiful and there isn't a single bad seat if you sit on... More

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Perth
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We travel from Australia for a month in NY every year and are always looking for new great things to do. Last year we discovered Amateur Night @ Apollo and loved it so much we did it again on our trip this year (May-June). Held every Wednesday night during the season (which seems to be quite long), tickets are easy... More

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Stavanger, Norway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were lucky enough to get tickets to Pharrell Williams at the Apollo Theater for our first night in NYC. This was a highlight of our trip. It was nice to be in Harlem and see the beautiful historic theater from inside. And seeing Pharrell live on the Apollo stage was a huge bonus.

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Cowpens, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went to Amateur Night on Wednesday. The price of admission was very reasonable. It was by far, THE best thing we did while in NYC! Before the show began, the DJ got the audience pumped up and a lot of us danced in the aisles. The host was absolutely hilarious! Before Amateur Night started, Rising Stars, which consists of... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Amateur Night at the Apollo - 1). The line outside the door; easy, quick, and the lady ushering us inside was professional, friendly, and got everyone's attention. 2). The ladies that sold T-shirts made you feel that you were the only one in line! Ms. Donna was an absolute gem...pleasant, funny, helpful and her glasses are stunning : ) 3).... More

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San Mateo CA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Our June visit was two weeks and a trip to the Apollo was a must. But what to see? If you have a serious bucket list headliner when you are then that is easy, if not, The Amature Night is a no brainer. As several others have said, this will be one of the most fun things you can do... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

dave chappell in the Apollo theather. full house. great show. comfortable seats. 1st time in this theater. enjoyed the interior décor. close to original maybe.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Wednesday nights are Amateur Night at The Apollo. The show starts with an upbeat welcome number by the Amateur Night Band to get the crowd pumped up. World famous extremely talented comedian Capone hosts and keeps the fun going non-stop. I don't want to give too much away because the unexpected events actually increased my enjoyment. Beautiful historic venue, affordable,... More

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Sluis, The Netherlands
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Who says there's nothing to do in the middle of the week. From Midtown jumping on the A or D subway train in 15min you're zipped into Harlem (135th street) or just cab it. Harlem has improved it's image over the years and I would consider it a safe place. The show hosts an amateur show once a week of... More

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Walden, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Apollo is tremendous. Great staff. Get your tickets directly from the box office (ask for Liz, although I suspect everyone else is great,too) instead of through the weasels at Ticketmaster. If you sign up for the Apollo Advantage program, you will come out far ahead of where you would have been through Satan's agents at Ticketmaster. All of the... More

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