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Apollo Theater

Address: 253 W. 125th St., New York City, NY 10027 (Harlem)
Phone Number: 212 531 5300
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Ranked #142 of 1,014 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the place to perform in Harlem.
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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We take an annual tour to New York City and we always do the Apollo tour with the amazing Billy Mitchell. He does an excellent job conveying the history of the theatre while making you feel at home. This is a must do tour of this historic theatre.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were looking for family entertainment (3 kids 6-12 years) and the talent quest night at the Apollo was brilliant! Apart from seeing a show at such an iconic theatre it was so very funny, the whole family loved it. We prebooked before leaving as they do get booked out. Definitely worth going to, a real highlight of our trip... More 

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Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Time has no meaning in the theater, it enthralls the visitor and you are transported to the bustle and energy of the shows. A must see !

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New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The shows at the Apollo are never short of wonderful. They just are. But the comfort in the house is not as awesome. We sat upstairs in the balcony, and there is just barely enough room for your legs. I do have long legs, but my companion doesn't and neither of us could move, much less stretch a bit.I also... More 

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Orlando
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

To begin with the theater was very small and the show seemed like it drag. Watching the show and TV and actually being there are two different things. Going to the show was a waste of time, wish we could have taken a tour and got to see the show.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

When you go to a music venue, the act you see is a key factor - of course. We were lucky enough to visit from the UK and see the Daptone Super Soul Revue. The latter would have been a great show anywhere - but in this venue it was outstanding! Practically, this is any easy cab ride from midtown... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

As a music historian and lover I was truly excited to go to amateur night here. They do put on a great, inclusive show... You're not just the audience, you're a part of the show. The host is excellent, the quality of the acts high and your watching a show in a place of likely unrivalled New York music history,... More 

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Iowa
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

What a great and fun experience. We went on a Wednesday when they had Amateur Night. We left from the Times Square area via subway which brought us just around 2 blocks from the Apollo. Went to Silvia's Soul Food restaurant first which was just a few blocks further and then back to the Apollo.

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Love this iconic theatre which has been graced by so many legends of our time! Attended amateur night and had a ball - fantastic taste of American culture with professional entertainment the whole way! Great audience involvement and reasonably priced - must see!!

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Dallas, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Tours are only done on certain days. The public is not allowed into the main area of the theatre without a tour and they only perform tours on one or two days of the week. The foyer however, was free and open to the public. I was able to take a few new nice pictures while there. I did not... More 

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