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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

    Booking until Nov 09

  • Amateur Night At The Apollo: Top Dog

    Booking until Nov 16

  • Joe Jackson

    Jul 15, 2016

  • Duran Duran

    Jul 19, 2016

Amateur Night At The Apollo

Until November 2, 2016

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

Until 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!

Amateur Night At The Apollo: Top Dog

Until November 16, 2016

The world is awash with talent shows, everything from So You Think You Can Dance to The Voice, but none of them beat Amateur night at the Apollo. A New York institution, Amatuer night has been daring aspiring wannabe comics, musicians, dancers and singers to brave the spotlight for over 70 years.

Joe Jackson

July 15, 2016

English singer and pianist Joe Jackson's latest album Fast Forward is split into four parts, with an equal number of tracks recorded in London, Berlin, Amsterdam and New Orleans. It's yet another adventurous move from a singer whose career is full of them. Emerging into the music world in the late seventies/early eighties, Jackson first hit it big with his track Is She Really Going Out With Him?, followed up my the classic Steppin' Out.

Duran Duran

July 19, 2016

2016 promises to be a very exciting time for the band and their fans! The boys have been hard at work in the studio at work on their new album Paper Gods with a cavalcade of super producers and special guest stars, and are set to tour the country in support of this new effort, supported by CHIC, led by guitarist Nile Rodgers. Watch out for the album cover that features icons from their past hits, and see if you can guess them all!

July '16
August '16
September '16
October '16

Oct 6, 2016-Jan 12, 2017

November '16

Oct 6, 2016-Jan 12, 2017

December '16

Oct 6, 2016-Jan 12, 2017

Dec 10-18, 2016

January '17

Oct 6, 2016-Jan 12, 2017

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