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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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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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We went Inside! An Iconic Theater!

My wife and I visited the Apollo Theater while in NYC for our anniversary. We had just finished dinner in Harlem and decided to take the short walk to the theater. It was around 9... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lumberton, North Carolina
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Lumberton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I visited the Apollo Theater while in NYC for our anniversary. We had just finished dinner in Harlem and decided to take the short walk to the theater. It was around 9 pm or so and the theater was actually open! We walked inside and a lady who worked there kindly asked us to leave, as the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It looked to be one of those places to visit. James Brown and Marvin Gaye have played here I was told. Not that much to see on the inside but the area was really interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best value (time & money) of any of the sites I've been to in the NYC area. We found info for this fantastic tour via the Apollo Theater website. Billy combines small and large groups to form a single tour. Each group has representatives perform on stage and he offers all the perfomers a ton of encouragement. Everyone on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family enjoyed a Wednesday evening of entertainment at Amateur Night. My daughters enjoyed voting for their favorite artists. The talent was fun to watch and the MC was entertaining. Bring earplugs for those sensitive to loud music.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed Amateur night, lots of young new talent, and a lot of fun.The host and supporting band were great. A good idea to pre-book. A great night, well worth it. The theatre itself is iconic.

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Apollo Theater in Sept. 2015. We were greeted by Mr. B. Mitchell who was such a joy to be around. He gave us the history of the Apollo Theater and showed us all the pictures on the wall and even explained to us who everyone was in the picture and when it was taken. He broke out... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amateur Night is everything I had hoped it would be and more. A great crowd, the perfect emcee, and fun talent make for one of the most enjoyable nights you can have out in NYC. $30-ish dollar tickets, aim to get a seat on Main Floor by buying early. So. Much. Fun.

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Mason City Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Amateur night our first night in town. The show was great, especially when the crowd got going, dancing, selfies, on stage goofiness. Well worth the $40 for two plus hours of entertainment. Entertainment was clearly amateur but it is the atmosphere that you want to experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Wednesday night amateur night show in Harlem was a highlight of this trip A great night full of fun with plenty of singing and dancing and grooving Even during the intermission a dj got plenty dancing on stage This will be my top must do recommendation for friends visiting NY

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great evening. Theatre was full. Compere, DJ, warm up act and backing band were all on the button. Really good atmosphere and really well managed event. A pleasure to attend and thank you for the experience. Will come again if we return to the Apple.

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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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