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253 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

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253 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

Year opened: 1914
Capacity: 1506

The theater was originally opened in 1914 as Hurtig & Seamon's New Burlesque Theater and was designed in the neo-Classical style, by George Keister. It has a seating capacity of 1506, and is located between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, Manhattan. It became the Apollo in 1934, and is now a music hall which is recognised as a venue for African-American performers. The interior and exterior of the venue were recognised as New York City Landmarks in 1983, and the building has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Each year, an estimated 1.3 million people visit the Apollo.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Amateur Night At The Apollo

    Booking until Nov 02

  • Amateur Night At The Apollo: Show Off

    Opens Mar 09

  • Esperanza Spalding

    Apr 14, 2016

Amateur Night At The Apollo

Open Run

Amateur Night At The Apollo has been a key feature in the local music scene since 1934 when it launched, and has been the stepping stone in the career of many world-class musicians and entertainers, including Lauryn Hill and Stevie Wonder. The audience has the responsibility of cheering loudly for those they like, and booing those they deem less adept off the stage.

Amateur Night At The Apollo: Show Off

March 9-November 9, 2016

A true New York institution, this amateur open mic night for the next singing sensation, child star or dancer is notorious for its tough audience who will be the final say in how their future careers go. This night sees previous round winners compete together to reach the semi-finals!

Esperanza Spalding

April 14, 2016

Esperanza Spalding is in the midst of a huge career evolution. Having emerged in the early 2000's as the anointed savior of modern jazz (who beat out Justin Bieber to a Best New Artists Grammy), she's dispatched with her traditional arrangements and created an arty new persona, Emily D, who takes jazz into a whole new progressive direction.

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