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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.
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253 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4408
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Just meant so much to go to this famous venue. I have been a musician all my adult life and the Apollo has so much history. To be able to stand on the stage where all the greats have stood, Ella, Louis Armstrong, James Brown,...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

We loved amateur night. This was our favorite entertainment in NYC. Performers were of all ages, including some very talented pre teens, teens and adults who were amazing.

1  Thank Mark156
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Don't miss an event at the Apollo. You won't regret it. I especially recommend the annual performance by the brilliant Ballet Hispanico and/or the ever-popular, ever-entertaining Amateur Night.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

You can't help but feel the history enveloping you. So so many greats have performed here...even launched their careers here. We came for Amateur Night on the night before Thanksgiving. Turns out that is the "finals" of the contests year round. OMG! Not a mediocre...More

1  Thank Ivy C
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Iconic theatre with a lot of history well worth a visit if you get a chance, sadly we didn't get a chance to see any shows

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Definitely email ahead and see if there are any tours running, cause if there is, you should definitely do it. Billy mitchell was such an entertaining your guide, he knew so much of not just the Apollo theater, but of Harlem and New York in...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I was lucky enough to see Darius Rucker at the Apollo Theater. He said during the performance that the theater meant so much to him growing up and how special it was for him to play there. I also watched Live at the Apollo growing...More

1  Thank A208OVsusanh
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We went to an Amateur night on a Wednesday and it turned out to be a good evening with a lot of laughs. The talent showcased in both the children and adult department were good and the host is funny and entertaining. Great prices for...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

I mean its the world famous Apollo Theater that and itself is enough to visit. We went to look at the breakin Covention peformance it was pretty awesome.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Well done. Thank you for a great evening of entertainment, laughs and camaraderie. It's a great deal for entertainment. The lighting, talent of the house band, and emcees make it that much better. The theater is beautiful in itself.

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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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Response from sith1968 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, but it helps if they are into soul music :-) Our youngest is 14 and got the jokes, but younger kids might miss some of the jokes. One thing though, it gets very loud at the theatre, so 2-2½ hours may be a long... More
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