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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 Dec 03

  • Amateur Night At The Apollo: Show Off

    Booking until Nov 09

  • Amateur Night At The Apollo: Top Dog

    Booking until Nov 16

  • Melissa Etheridge

    Oct 23, 2016

  • Ballet Hispanico

    Opens Nov 18

Amateur Night At The Apollo

Until December 3, 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.

Melissa Etheridge

October 23, 2016

Since her 1988 debut 'Bring Me Some Water', Melissa Etheridge has been an iconic voice in alternative rock and roll. When in 1993, her second record 'Yes I am' went double platinum, that success was cemented. As a performer she has won 2 Grammy Awards and an Academy Award for best original songs, but also as a social and gay rights activist, she has left a lasting impression on American popular culture.

Ballet Hispanico

November 18-19, 2016

Formed in 1971 by Venezuelan dancer ex-pat Tina Ramirez, this New York-based dance company dedicates itself to preserving and celebrating the legacy of Latin dance, and the experiences of its Latin and Hispanic dancers, who make up the company. Having performed for more than two million people in the United States, Europe, and South America, they have brought the same recognition to their dancer as Alvin Ailey has done for black dancers.

October '16
November '16

Nov 10, 2016-Jan 12, 2017

Nov 11, 2016-Jan 14, 2017

December '16

Nov 10, 2016-Jan 12, 2017

Nov 11, 2016-Jan 14, 2017

Dec 10-18, 2016

January '17

Nov 10, 2016-Jan 12, 2017

Nov 11, 2016-Jan 14, 2017

March '17

Mar 11, 2017

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