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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

  • Leon Bridges

    Oct 20, 2015

  • Raheem Devaughn & Leela James

    Oct 23, 2015

  • Allen Stone

    Nov 14, 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.

Leon Bridges

October 20, 2015

The young Texan "Coming Home" singer is going on tour this summer in support of his debut album. The gospel and soul singer harks back to an older time, with a strong emphasis on 1960s rhythm and blues. He has gained national press attention for his work, with The Wall Street Journal describing him as a "throwback to '60s-soul a la Otis Redding and Sam Cooke". He also makes a point of performing in vintage clothing from the era, making his act a true throwback to nostalgic times.

Raheem Devaughn & Leela James

October 23, 2015

A veritable treat for fans of soul music, two of the genre's biggest stars of today are teaming up to take the Love 'n' Soul Experience on the road across the country! Raheem DeVaughn proves why he is called the Love King - after all, he has been nominated for three Grammy's for his work, and has just released his fourth studio album, A Place Called Loveland. Leela James is an acclaimed recording artist who combines raw talent, musical substance and an authentic voice that transcends the decades.

Allen Stone

November 14, 2015

Allen Stone was raised on Gospel and cut his teeth singing in church when he was a youngster, leading the congregation in song with an emotive voice and his trusty acoustic guitar. With the discovery of classic Soul music in his teens, Stone began his transformation into the sensational singer-songwriter he is today. His folksy, bluesy brand of neo-soul combines a vintage aesthetic with an astounding vocal technique.

October '15
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Nov 5, 2015-Jan 7, 2016

Nov 7, 2015

December '15

Nov 5, 2015-Jan 7, 2016

January '16

Nov 5, 2015-Jan 7, 2016

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