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Apollo Theater

253 W. 125th St., New York City, NY 10027 (Harlem)
212 531 5300
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Ranked #61 of 856 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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