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Apollo Theater

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Address: 253 W. 125th St., New York City, NY 10027
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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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THE Historic Apollo Theater

If you get the chance to catch Amateur Night at the Apollo, DO IT! Just the opportunity to visit this historic theater and imagine all the acts that have been on that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fridley, Minnesota
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Fridley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you get the chance to catch Amateur Night at the Apollo, DO IT! Just the opportunity to visit this historic theater and imagine all the acts that have been on that stage...Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, Anita Baker!!! Watching Amateur Night on TV is great but in person there's nothing like it. If you're able to get a... More 

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Newport, NSW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Situated in the middle of Harlem on 125th Street, steeped in cultural history and included by Lou Reed in his iconic New York City anthem, 'Walk On The Wild Side' ("Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets, Lookin' for soul food and a place to eat, Went to the Apollo, You should have seen him go, go, go, They... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

It is a mythical place where the melody, rhythm, history & enjoyment are mixed. Let yourself go!!!! Throughout the year they have many shows, if during the week of your sight there are no scheduled shows ... please go to an Amateur Nights: you will be speechless! Remember that in that place: the greatest of all time of the Soul,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I am really embarrassed to say I have never been to the Apollo and I'm a native New Yorker. A friend invited us to amateur night. We went with a group of friends. All upper east side,white ,older, I didn't say old just older, crowd. I am black so figured I would fit right in. What an diverse crowd. Tourist,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I was only in town for a few days but wish I could have seen Amateur night at the Apollo. Either way I decided to make my way up to Harlem and grab some soul food and check out the Apollo. The walk from the subway was interesting with plenty of homeless people and a street vendors, I felt safe... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Had a great time with my fiance. We didn't book online, we just showed up to the box office (I called first to see if they were sold out) and bought same day tickets for $18 each and they happened to be orchestra seats. Our seats were great (well someone was a little intoxicated next to us, but besides that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went to the Apollo for a show - Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald with Patti Austin. It was such a great show. Patti did a great job singing as well as giving great stories into Ella'a life and songs. There wee some great guests. The theatre was beautiful with such great history. The staff helpful when I needed help with the... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

After a recommendation from friends we booked our tickets to the Apollo amateur night prior to leaving Australia. We were not disappointed. The show is foot stomping, clapping, dancing in the aisles stuff. It's well paced - the DJ warmed up the crowd with great music, the Apollo band were really good, the comedian who hosts the show is funny... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great experience, for all those who want to see something different and innovative. Better to take a taxi back home, seems dangerous during the night.

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous time at the amateur night. Entertained from the beginning we entered the doors. Well worth the show. Lots of fun clapping, dancing and a little booing! A must do in New York!!

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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 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 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 neighbourhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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