We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
In high demand - travelers recommend booking ahead!
All photos (313)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“amateur night”(146 reviews)
“billy mitchell”(22 reviews)
“music history”(7 reviews)
The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the place to perform in Harlem.
As featured in Manhattan to Remember
253 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4408
+1 212-531-5300
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Apollo Theater
from $35.00
More Info
from $65.00
More Info
from $65.00
More Info
from $74.99
More Info
Reviews (560)
Filter reviews
358 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews amateur night billy mitchell music history pre show house band new york box office a lot of fun bucket list acts harlem stage audience comedian performance nyc executions
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 358 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fun time we had at the Apollo's Amateur Night. Great crowd, fun staff and a variety of contestants trying to make their entry into the world of entertainment including, singing and dancing on the night we were there. We took the subway from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gregory G
Reviewed December 2, 2018

My wife and I went on amateur night in July. The seats that we booked gave us a great view of the stage. The acts were quite good and it was an absolutely brilliant experience for us. We were visiting from South Africa and had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Aubreydes
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Went to the famous Apollo on Nov 21 for the finals for the Amateur Night contestants. All of the finalists were great entertainers, including the 3 youth contestants. The theater is smaller than one might imagine but so much history and wonderful musicians have come...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LoraineJoseph
Reviewed November 22, 2018

We came here for the final of Amature NIght. Great night out. The performances were of the highest quality - for amatures. The theater is looking a little tired but the seats were ok. Well staffed. Good bar (although it did run dry!) I would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank steven_wilkinson
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Highly recommend! Been to New York so many times, but this was my first visit to the Apollo Theater, a historical establishment in Harlem. Came with my partner and a couple friends to see Amateur Night at the Apollo. What I appreciate is that anyone,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank KitoBA
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Always dreamed of going to the Apollo ever since I saw clips of shows in films. Didn't disappoint. Age group looked 30s to 70s. Great crowd. Lots of tourists. Stayed in Harlem and will return to Harlem and The Apollo.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harriet W
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We attended a most engaging presentation - called a tour - by "Mr Apollo", Billy Mitchell. He brought us fully into its fascinating world, and gave us a brief but thorough introduction to this culturally critical performance venue. If you can, do take the tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Davo742
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Went to a comedy night event and we had a great time at this unique and historic theatre, staff was great seats even on the upper level were good. Really entertaining show.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across the Apollo by chance and liked it so much that we went back a second night in s row. A nice and cosy venue with some big names in the past. The two shows we went to both finished by midnight and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank scottstanton42
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We were very excited to attend a show here. The audience were fun, very engaged. The house band were very good and the compere was funny. The acts were generally good and 2 were excellent. My only disappointment was how touristy it was.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chrisandrod
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 494 nearby hotels
Aloft Harlem
776 reviews
.10 miles away
Astor on the Park
1,586 reviews
.95 miles away
Park West Hotel
20 reviews
.95 miles away
Morningside Inn
914 reviews
1.04 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 16,016 nearby restaurants
Maison Harlem
162 reviews
.16 miles away
Manna's Soul Food Restaurant
90 reviews
.07 miles away
Savann Restaurant
52 reviews
.15 miles away
Serengeti Teas and Spcies
34 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4,811 nearby attractions
Greater Refuge Temple
54 reviews
.14 miles away
The Studio Museum in Harlem
65 reviews
.16 miles away
Morningside Park
46 reviews
.23 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
August 20, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from SunJoy1 | Reviewed this property |
P.S. Look at some of the photos posted , you'll be able to see the different seating levels...photo 121 and 123 are good location references.
June 21, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from G1455XBdavidf | Reviewed this property |
about 2 hours. there were 5 acts the night we went. Most of the time it was the compare filling in