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Apollo Theater

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Address: 253 W. 125th St., New York City, NY 10027
Phone Number: 212 531 5300
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Description: The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the...
The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the place to perform in Harlem.
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So much history!

Dont miss an opportunity to go on an Apollo tour with Billy Mitchell, Mr. Apollo! Get on the legendary stage and perform!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Kirksville, Missouri

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Dont miss an opportunity to go on an Apollo tour with Billy Mitchell, Mr. Apollo! Get on the legendary stage and perform!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Historical show, I'm glad I got the opportunity to go. The venue is surprisingly small. It is the first thing that I recognized. Because it so small, No matter where you sit, you'll have a good seat. We were in the second to last row on the main floor and we had good seats. There is a bunch of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was the first time I went to the Apollo theatre. Very happy I went, it was far better than anything I could have expected!!! The bartenders were great and all staff!!! The dj got the party started it was fun booing. Everyone should add the Apollo to their Bucket list!!! It is a show so be prepared to be... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Armature night at the Apollo! what fun!!! a great vibe and atmosphere in The Apollo! we had a blast in this little piece of history! (although we did not agree with the top three winners), We enjoyed the show and the MC tremendously! Coulnt have asked for a better night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went on the Apollo Theater tour in Harlem. Our tour guide was none other than Billy "Mr. Apollo" Mitchell himself! His stories about the stars he's met there over the past 50 years were very entertaining. Part of the tour was that we even got to rub the "Log of hope" and then do a little... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Was our first time there, took my dad and sister. So much fun and interaction with the audience. Would definitely go again!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Went to see amateur night at the Apollo and was simply blown away by the atmosphere. A great experience and definitely worth a visit if you're coming to New York. Be sure to book tickets in advance.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Visited the Apollo Theater to see James Taylor in concert. It was a great venue and an awesome show that I'll never forget.

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Bath, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a must-do for any school group. We had a group of eighth graders from Midcoast Maine, and Billy Mitchell was inspiring with his history of the Apollo, his own life experience, and his advice for kids. Spot-on and worth every penny!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went along to Amateur with a group of friends and had the time of our life! It was such an experience. For those who don't know, it's where The Jackson 5, Hendrix, Aretha Franklin and other superstars were first discovered. A night at the Apollo is certainly one to remember.

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Address: 253 W. 125th St., New York City, NY 10027
Phone Number: 212 531 5300
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem

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As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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