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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 Jun 29

  • Joanna Newsom

    Dec 11, 2015

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.

Joanna Newsom

December 11, 2015

One of the alternative music world's most acclaimed and idiosyncratic artists returns this year with her fourth album Divers, and a tour to go along with it. An accomplished harpist and pianist, Joanna Newsom crafts dense, baroque pop masterpieces, imbued with her unmistakable lyricism that draws on old folk tales tales and medieval symbolism.

December '15

Dec 3, 2015-Jan 7, 2016

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January '16

Dec 3, 2015-Jan 7, 2016

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