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253 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

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ADDITIONAL INFO

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 22

  • Apollo Theatre Spring Gala

    Jun 12, 2017

  • Little Dragon

    Aug 31, 2017

Amateur Night At The Apollo

Until November 22, 2017

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.

Apollo Theatre Spring Gala

June 12, 2017

An annual event celebrating the rich history and education initiatives of this celebrated venue, you're cordially inviated to a special evening night of show-stopping performances by CeeLo Green Sheila E., Charlie Wilson and We McDonald! This enviable concert will be followed by a celeb-filled party complete with sit-down dinner, music and of course, dancing! All proceeds from the Gala go towards supporting the work of the Apollo in both its productions and off-stage educational initiatives.

Little Dragon

August 31, 2017

Hailing from Sweden, Little Dragon conjure up sleek electro pop suffused with hooks that has grown ever more nuanced over the course of their career. Led by singer Yukimi Nagano, the group first really came to American audiences attention with their guest spots on tracks by Gorillaz and SBTRKT. 2017 sees the band unleash Season High, co-produced alongside Simian Mobile Disco' James Ford.

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