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Apollo Theater

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Address: 253 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4408
Phone Number: 212 531 5300

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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Music history!!

Iconic place and birth of many of the black music stars. There are guided tours for those interested in knowing the history and legends related to the place (U$ 16 week days and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Iconic place and birth of many of the black music stars. There are guided tours for those interested in knowing the history and legends related to the place (U$ 16 week days and U$ 18 weekends). Previous on line booking is necessary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Paid only 27 bucks for the show and turned out to be gorgeous.. Singers and people on the show were very good, friendly and entertenaing. If you live in New York, you can't miss coming here at least once !

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent night out at a reasonable price. Went to amateur night and the talent was amazing. The atmosphere was brilliant even during the interval. Would definitely recommend!!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd been wanting to see a show here for years and finally got a chance and took it. Evening show, took subway, no issues, safe area, lots of people of all kinds of backgrounds, street vendors, everyone friendly, especially the staff in the theater. They went out of their way to help lots of people understand the history and layout... More 

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a blast! Everyone here was kind and helpful and you could tell they wanted you to have s good time. DJ Jess is perfect to warm up the crowd and the MC was too. The talent was surprisingly very good. Beautiful theater where many great people were discovered. A gem of a landmark!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss the Amateur Night when being in New York City. People with different talents (singing, dancing, ...) performance the audience will vote. One of the thing I will hardly ever forget of NYC.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

THIS IS NOT YOUR NORMAL EVERYDAY TOUR. Billy Mitchell who runs this tour is not called Mr Apollo for nothing. He has been involved with the Apollo theatre since he first came to Harlem to live as a small boy, and not only does he relate many stories about the stars, but also many other prominent people who have visited... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a family of four kids ages 11 and 13 (boy and girl) and believe me when I say that it is impossible to please everyone. The amateur night at the Apollo reached the impossible, we all come out thoroughly entertained. The atmosphere was electric and we never have or never will experience anything like this evening. It out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Such an enjoyable night. Good fun for the family. The hosts are amazing and really get you involved. If you love music you should definitely go as there's so much history to learn. Also the amateur singers were so good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I have not had the experience of a show there yet but I must say just being there was gratifying enough! I went a few years ago and the energy and history of the place is truly a marvel.

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