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Apollo Theater

253 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4408
+1 212-531-5300
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The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the place to perform in Harlem.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“amateur night” (138 reviews)
“billy mitchell” (21 reviews)
“pre show” (8 reviews)
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253 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4408
Harlem
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+1 212-531-5300
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"amateur night"
in 138 reviews
"billy mitchell"
in 21 reviews
"pre show"
in 8 reviews
"stevie wonder"
in 5 reviews
"soul food"
in 5 reviews
"new york"
in 31 reviews
"bucket list"
in 8 reviews
"subway station"
in 4 reviews
"box office"
in 5 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 5 reviews
"acts"
in 31 reviews
"harlem"
in 83 reviews
"stage"
in 59 reviews
"audience"
in 38 reviews
"comedian"
in 23 reviews
"performance"
in 23 reviews
"nyc"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since 1993 they have been holding Amatuer Night - what a fun way to spend a Wednesday night. Doors open at 630 and show starts at 730. So much fun. The MC gets everyone going. But before he does the DJ does a fantastic job...More

Thank TRACY W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m a spoken word artist I’ve performed there over 17 times I go back on August 29 this year for my 18th performance and I have to tell you guys each time I’ve been there I enjoyed myself beyond belief the show is always exciting...More

Thank Jeffrey H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't do anything else in New York City, you must, I mean must! make it your business, mission to get to Harlem and go to the Apollo Theater. It is a historical and entertainment experience that will blow your mind! It will bring...More

Thank SunJoy1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amateur night and a full house, such an amazing event, the crowd are Ready to go wild and they really want to get up and cheer and if they’re not good enough to boo them off. Not what would happen in my town but amazing...More

Thank ewanb99
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience!!!!! If I lived in New York, we would definitely visit the Apollo on Amateur Night often. We took our kids (college and juniors in high school), and we all had a wonderful evening. We enjoyed it so much as it was...More

Thank rodneyandalicia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic night out at the Apollo. A packed house for amateur night , so much fun in an iconic setting - really worth the trip .

Thank CJC30
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Didn't get an invite to a cookout so we spent the 4th of July at the Apollo and what a fabulous time we had. Inexpensive, iconic and entertaining. I went with my teenage son and we both agree that this has been one of the...More

Thank Darset2017
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

We loved it. Amateur Night was a blast. Affordable and great entertainment. The show kept moving to the music. We would definitely go again when in NYC.

Thank Darla F
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I stood where entertainment greats have stood-on the Apollo theater stage, even having an opportunity to “rub the stump”! The theater is rich with history, shared by “Mr. Apollo” himself, Billy Mitchell.

Thank SerenaC313
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

The Apollo is a wonderful stop in New York. I did enjoy the story that our tour guide gave. He was very encouraging and allowed the visitors to do grace the stage. Everyone got to rub the log of "hope" Its a small theater. I...More

Thank Cloris W
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Nearby
Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood 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
...More
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elrioyaya
21 June 2018|
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Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
about 2 hours. there were 5 acts the night we went. Most of the time it was the compare filling in
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debas52
25 February 2018|
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Response from Ivy C | Reviewed this property |
Sylvia's, Red Rooster, Lucerne, Manna, Angel
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debas52
25 February 2018|
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Response from silverrhon | Reviewed this property |
Depends on what you would like. If you want soul food, Sylvia's, Red Rooster is near by. There's an Italian restaurant, Red Lobster, burgers. Of course there a fast food places, a place were you pay by the pound called... More
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