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Apollo Theater

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Address: 253 W. 125th St., New York City, NY 10027
Phone Number: +1 212-531-5300
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The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the...

The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the place to perform in Harlem.

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Quick stop at the Apollo, wish I would have seen Amateur night

I was only in town for a few days but wish I could have seen Amateur night at the Apollo. Either way I decided to make my way up to Harlem and grab some soul food and check out... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was only in town for a few days but wish I could have seen Amateur night at the Apollo. Either way I decided to make my way up to Harlem and grab some soul food and check out the Apollo. The walk from the subway was interesting with plenty of homeless people and a street vendors, I felt safe... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Had a great time with my fiance. We didn't book online, we just showed up to the box office (I called first to see if they were sold out) and bought same day tickets for $18 each and they happened to be orchestra seats. Our seats were great (well someone was a little intoxicated next to us, but besides that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went to the Apollo for a show - Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald with Patti Austin. It was such a great show. Patti did a great job singing as well as giving great stories into Ella'a life and songs. There wee some great guests. The theatre was beautiful with such great history. The staff helpful when I needed help with the... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

After a recommendation from friends we booked our tickets to the Apollo amateur night prior to leaving Australia. We were not disappointed. The show is foot stomping, clapping, dancing in the aisles stuff. It's well paced - the DJ warmed up the crowd with great music, the Apollo band were really good, the comedian who hosts the show is funny... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great experience, for all those who want to see something different and innovative. Better to take a taxi back home, seems dangerous during the night.

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous time at the amateur night. Entertained from the beginning we entered the doors. Well worth the show. Lots of fun clapping, dancing and a little booing! A must do in New York!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Iconic place and birth of many of the black music stars. There are guided tours for those interested in knowing the history and legends related to the place (U$ 16 week days and U$ 18 weekends). Previous on line booking is necessary.

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Lucca, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Paid only 27 bucks for the show and turned out to be gorgeous.. Singers and people on the show were very good, friendly and entertenaing. If you live in New York, you can't miss coming here at least once !

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Excellent night out at a reasonable price. Went to amateur night and the talent was amazing. The atmosphere was brilliant even during the interval. Would definitely recommend!!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We'd been wanting to see a show here for years and finally got a chance and took it. Evening show, took subway, no issues, safe area, lots of people of all kinds of backgrounds, street vendors, everyone friendly, especially the staff in the theater. They went out of their way to help lots of people understand the history and layout... More 

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As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighbourhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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