America’s music landscape has a lot contributed to it from the famous Apollo Theater. Established in 1934, this place is hot spot for African- American music culture. Dating back to the days of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald to the present day Jackson five and Jay Z, it is one of the most cross cultures music venues of the country. Today, the vision it began with once has somehow been met with and with time is also expanding. With music at its heart, it is a place for established artists as well as artists who wish to establish themselves. It presents them with a direction and curators with the talent they are looking for! For a mélange of ethnicities met with music, this place is perfect for you.
- Book in advance in order to avoid disappointment.
- Please check the official website.
Please check the official website for timings.
- Weekdays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Box Office)
- Saturday: 12 noon – 5:00 pm (Box Office)
- Trains: A, B, C or D trains to 125th Street
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5.99% of people who visit New York City include Apollo Theater in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
53.47% of people start their Apollo Theater visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Apollo Theater
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Apollo Theater
Listed as one of the most historical landmarks in the Harlem District area of New York City. This location has a lot of sentimental items on display. With their own Apollo walk of fame. Many great artist have to come and performed at this iconic theater. Also known for it’s amateur night which gives rising stars an opportunity to show their talent. You can catch yourself enjoying its beauty, history and what may be a future star among us one day.
My friends and I enjoy going to the Apollo Theater for the Wednesday amateur nights. It's a bit all lives matter for historically black theater, but I guess you need to change with the time if you want to stay open. The musicians are amazing and they give them their own solos during the second half of the show. For all my larger plus size people you will comfortably fit into these seats if you are a 4X and smaller. There's no elevator so keep that in mind if you're taking someone who is not great at walking up more than two flights of stairs to get to the balcony or mezzanine area. The oceans are very kind and will gladly help you with anything you need and the gift shop is at the front of the theater. I would recommend getting anything from the gift shop before the show starts, so you won't have to deal with the large mass of people who are trying to leave and also buy products at the end of the show.
LET ME TELL YOU THIS! The Apollo was one of the best experiences in my life. Funny, explosive, and downright great. I definitely want to go back and I will one day. If I come give more stars, I would.
World-class venue full of history and a big contributor to African American culture. Tickets are affordable here. Has a wonderful comedy club that hosts legit pros from all over the country. Was very impressed and can't wait to visit again. Great location on 125th Street.
The last shoe I saw at the Apollo was about 40 years ago. Thru wall of Fame was gone, plus the Apollo no longer hosts a lot of headline shows. I saw an NPR interview podcast taping. The theater is, however cleaner than it used to be, and has a much better sound system. Despite that, the spirit of the venue as an R&B music mecca is definitely gone.