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Apollo Theater

253 W. 125th St., New York City, NY 10027 (Harlem)
212 531 5300
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Ranked #65 of 858 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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Toronto
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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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Palo Alto, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Apollo's Amateur Night doesn't disappoint! The feeling of being part of an audience in such a gorgeous and historic venue is amazing. Dont miss it!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

That place I really longed to see and feel. Since I was a great fun of soul music from its beginnings. Unfortunately my wife never shared the same taste for such kind of entertainment, so we didn't enter in this famous edifice to see and hear some of the greatest perfomers of soul, jazz and others represents of, now, newly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a great time during amateur night at the Apollo Theater last month. Great atmosphere, and very nice to see how they get the crowd excited. Great Harlem experience!

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Rechovot, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went to the Top Dog amateur night. The preshow host was full of energy, and the performers were amazing - especially the child performers. Go see a piece of history - you won't regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Had a ball at the Amateur Night at the Apollo. The atmosphere was great, the seat were great, the talent was great!!! Loved the surprise visit from Ron & Ernie Isley made the trip well worth it!!!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A place my family will never forget! Glad we had an opportunity to visit the Apollo. The Apollo Theater is located in Harlem and there is parking. I was worried about parking and the area the theater is in, and I was not going to go to the show, but I am happy that I did go. Arrived in the... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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