New York - Apollo Theater

253 West 125th Street

Mission: The Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization established in 1991, is dedicated to the preservation and development of the legendary Apollo Theater through the Apollo Experience of world-class live performances and education programs that:

-honor the influence and advance the contributions of African-American artists; and
-advance emerging creative voices across cultural and artistic media

Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc.'s vision is to expand the reach of the Apollo Experience to a worldwide audience.

The world famous Apollo Theater is so much more than a historic landmark - it is a source of pride and a symbol of the brilliance of American artistic accomplishment. With its rich history and continued significance, the Apollo Theater, considered the bastion of African-American culture and achievement, is one of the most fascinating chronicles in American history.


Louise Polite

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Great place for entertainment, and to see artist. They have an Amateur Night that the audience's get to rate. Prices are reasonable for entrance fee, senior/children discounts. For a night out with laughter and fun, I recommend it. Check online for event , time, and interest you want.

Shelby Mobley

Friday, March 30, 2018
Had a great time with sone laughs. Heard some wonderful young talent. Others should have stayed home. I applaud all who tried. Amateur Night at the Apollo is a must when in NYC and in Harlem. Great history there.

Kelly Mueller

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Great venue to see a concert the acoustics are fantastic no matter where your seat is. One work of caution, if you sit in the upper balcony there are 3 sections the middle section is fine but if you sit on either of the outer section, the first seat in the row towards the center is slightly obstructed. Also, when people walk down the stairs to get to their seat, they walk right in front of you. If possible I would avoid sitting in that end spot. Also note the stairs in the upper balcony are very steep, although they do have handrails if stairs give you trouble.

Crystal Stephens

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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.

Danielle Ellis

Saturday, March 3, 2018
It was a great educational experience. The acting Ensemble was wonderful. My students and I learned so much about the Civil Rights Movement. I would definitely do it again. My only quip is that is started quite late. However, I would definitely do it again.

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