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Apollo Theater

253 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4408
+1 212-531-5300
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The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the place to perform in Harlem.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“amateur night” (137 reviews)
“billy mitchell” (19 reviews)
“stevie wonder” (5 reviews)
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253 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4408
Harlem
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+1 212-531-5300
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"amateur night"
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"billy mitchell"
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"stevie wonder"
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"soul food"
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"new york"
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"bucket list"
in 8 reviews
"subway station"
in 4 reviews
"box office"
in 5 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 5 reviews
"acts"
in 30 reviews
"harlem"
in 82 reviews
"stage"
in 55 reviews
"audience"
in 37 reviews
"comedian"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The historical theater is worthy the visit, mas the show is mediocre. Unfunny jokes precede the main attractions: a kids competition and then the adult contest. Not very stimulating, nothing new, the same old boring songs. I personally don´t like this kind of contesting show....More

Thank NadiaAlex
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

To have seen some of the most famous acts ever perform on the famous stage that is The Apollo Theatre, Harlem must have been a joy to behold. Standing under the sign was a bit like seeing The Empire State Building for the first time....More

1  Thank Lambretta101
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a fun and unforgetable evening do yourself a favor and visit amateur night at Apollo. Tickets are available for really reasonable prices, sometimes you can even find them discounted on Groupon. The host, the band, the crowd - everything was...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

My teenage daughters and I spent a wonderful week in NYC. One of the highlights of our trip was attending the Wednesday night Amateur Hour at the Apollo. What a fun night! The house was packed with a melting pot of ethnicities and the energy...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Very little I can add about the Apollo that hasn't been said before. You can FEEL the history in this place. The theater itself is rather small, but the sound in there is HUGE! They really don't make them like this any more. If you...More

Thank DharmaKarmaVA
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

My wife liked him, I thought the comperes jokes lame , old and self indulgent. He took up so much time there was only time for 5 acts. The Acts were Amateur, some excellent some bad. It was great to go to such a fantastic...More

Thank David F
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We went to Amateurs Night at the Apollo. It a contests where amateur performers compete for a good price. There's a comedian that gets the show started and he was hilarious, makes the audience sing a cheer like crazy. First, the kids take the stage,...More

1  Thank verotrip
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Went with my sister and when we asked one of the older ushers a question he was so rude. The young usher had smoked something that had him tripping really bad, he was talking out loud to himself and he was all over the place....More

1  Thank DivaTe
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

What a great atmosphere with tremendous enery. We enjoyed the DJ and all of the performers. Only disapointment was the execuitoner was no where to be seen all of the performers were good.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Ledisi gave an extraordinarily brilliant performance in Nina & Me, a tribute to Nina Simone. She took the audience on an emotional journey that was moving, intense, sexy, humorous, and politically charged. Her vocals were breathtaking as she flawlessly rendered numbers such as “My Baby...More

Thank CarlDMV
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Nearby
Harlem
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
...More
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debas52
25 February 2018|
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Response from Ivy C | Reviewed this property |
Sylvia's, Red Rooster, Lucerne, Manna, Angel
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debas52
25 February 2018|
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Response from silverrhon | Reviewed this property |
Depends on what you would like. If you want soul food, Sylvia's, Red Rooster is near by. There's an Italian restaurant, Red Lobster, burgers. Of course there a fast food places, a place were you pay by the pound called... More
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PEPPERPOTS99
30 July 2017|
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Response from sith1968 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, but it helps if they are into soul music :-) Our youngest is 14 and got the jokes, but younger kids might miss some of the jokes. One thing though, it gets very loud at the theatre, so 2-2½ hours may be a long... More
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