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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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Great theatre with great shows and great sorroundings! Unbelieveable experience. Strongly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Piotr H
Lodz, Poland
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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great theatre with great shows and great sorroundings! Unbelieveable experience. Strongly recommended

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to amateur night and it felt like one big tourist trap. However, given its history, it is nice to have visited the place. Just for once.

Thank Ronald L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the historic Apollo Theater recently for Amateur Night. What a show! The theater is located on 125th street about a block and a half from the subway stop in Harlem. My wife and i both felt very safe in the area both before and after the show. After dinner near the theater we arrived a bit early to... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A waste of time. The whole "show" it's about 3 hours long... and basically it was about listening 4 kids singing and clapping to chose a winnner and then listen 5 adults and do the same. That probably took around 60 minutes. The rest 120 minutes, it's just absolutly nothing filling out time. Maybe in other days it had it's... More 

Thank Rafasg
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Apollo Theater is a New York staple and legend of Harlem. I was surprised at how intimate the venue is. While keeping to the aged decor of the theater the place is well kept. Pretty much any seat at the Apollo Theater is a good seat. Jill Scott performed tonight and she was amazing. Definitely a must to catch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I performed at the Apollo Theater! Others have done it! Why not me? Mr Apollo announced me as, 'The Star, all the way from the UK!' It was a part of my bucket list. Do something different in life. Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, the First Lady of the USA Michelle Obama, and all of the great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a review for Apollo Theater, but for the show "Amateur Night". Amatuer Night is a 2-3 hour long show, where the audience plays a huge part of the show. By booing or cheering, you get to decide which of the contestants continue to the final. That part of the show is good and fun, but just as... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got tickets ahead of time thru the official Apollo website ( they use Ticketmaster) . Easy to get to using the subway - check your subway map . We were at the Museum of Natural History in the afternoon and just got on a "C" subway there and continued on uptown to 125 Street in Harlem and got off at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gig, great venue, we were apprehensive about buying tickets (we came from Australia) but every seat had a great view. Duran Duran still have it, they rocked, have been a fan since I was a kid! Loved everything about the gig, band, sound, lighting, view and venue!!

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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