Apollo Theater
Apollo Theater
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The legendary Apollo—the soul of American culture—plays a vital role in cultivating emerging artists and launching legends. Since its founding, the Apollo has served as a center of innovation and a creative catalyst for Harlem, the city of New York, and the world.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Apollo Theater
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 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 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.
How to get there
  • 125th St • 3 min walk
  • 116th St • 10 min walk
Reach out directly
See what travellers are saying
  • Adventuresofsonyat
    Paducah, Kentucky226 contributions
    This place is a Vibe!
    The best fun in the history of ever. We attended the season finale of amateur night at the Apollo and we loved every second. It was a great family friendly show. I’d go again and recommend anyone young or old to attend. You won’t regret it!
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 December 2022
  • Wander53199833841
    3 contributions
    I think I never had so much fun in an audience before!
    i ditched a broadway musical to see the amateur night, after I visited this place during a day tour and the guide recommended it. After hearing about this place and reading all the names in front of the entry it was an easy choice. And the best one I´ve made on this trip. I had the best night and the vibe was amazing from the beginning to the end. You immediatly get sucked into the energy of the audience find yourself laughing, screeming, shouting and maybe even booing. I had so much fun.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 21 March 2023
  • TheGaragiste
    13 contributions
    Amateur Night
    This was our first visit to Harlem and it was well worth the trip. The Apollo is a beautiful old venue and the atmosphere at Amateur Night was terrific. We were made so welcome and of course, the performers were (mostly) superb. Tickets were reasonably priced and the seats were comfortable. Front row recommended!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 September 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
637 reviews
Excellent
413
Very good
164
Average
48
Poor
6
Terrible
6

Andy B
Wellington, New Zealand24 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
The energy of the crowd was great. The host encouraged audience participation. (jeering, booing, etc.) :)
Written 24 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TheGaragiste
13 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
This was our first visit to Harlem and it was well worth the trip. The Apollo is a beautiful old venue and the atmosphere at Amateur Night was terrific. We were made so welcome and of course, the performers were (mostly) superb. Tickets were reasonably priced and the seats were comfortable. Front row recommended!
Written 9 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

veronak
251 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Unfortunately when we arrived the theater was closed; however, it was still worth visiting this historical site.

There’s a small gift shop inside as well.

I’d recommend that you try to visit when the venue is open.
Written 29 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Wander53199833841
3 contributions
Mar 2023
i ditched a broadway musical to see the amateur night, after I visited this place during a day tour and the guide recommended it. After hearing about this place and reading all the names in front of the entry it was an easy choice. And the best one I´ve made on this trip. I had the best night and the vibe was amazing from the beginning to the end. You immediatly get sucked into the energy of the audience find yourself laughing, screeming, shouting and maybe even booing. I had so much fun.
Written 21 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lesley V
Sydney, Australia107 contributions
Jan 2023
The Apollo Theatre Walk of Fame is very interesting. It was very nostalgic to see the names in the sidewalk.
Written 22 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Adventuresofsonyat
Paducah, KY226 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
The best fun in the history of ever. We attended the season finale of amateur night at the Apollo and we loved every second. It was a great family friendly show. I’d go again and recommend anyone young or old to attend. You won’t regret it!
Written 7 December 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tonie D
New York City, NY4 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Greg at the BOX OFFICE was AWESOME!! So friendly and accommodating, if you go to the Box Office say Hi from Tonie!
Written 30 November 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ktbeenthere2015
New York City, NY257 contributions
Oct 2022
The largely foreign crowd at Amateur Night is enthusiastic, ready for some good acts to cheer or boo. Everyone is game for a good time. On the night we went, those competing were talented, but no future Jackson 5 emerged among them (maybe there were 8 or 10 acts). The crowd was not very raucous; boos were not uttered during our show. The show's host has corny jokes to keep the show going. No need to buy the expensive seats because almost all of the acts are vocalists that can be heard from anywhere - the acoustics are very good. Because interaction is encouraged and the acts are short, Amateur Night is more lively than going to a theatrical play. Teenagers and children might enjoy it more. It is not comparable to the talent shows on TV now because it is a much simpler experience, although they do have some modern media activities. Will you see the next social media darling? Maybe....
Written 1 November 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

corky2112
Tea Gardens, Australia38 contributions
Sep 2022
I booked through Ticketmaster and paid a hefty price for front row seats but during the process we received two free tickets to a concert in Austin, Texas, instead of our requested tickets to amateur night at the Apollo, we had been scammed. This seems to happen quite regularly and it must be rectified. We ended up having to pay $70 extra to be seated in nose bleed territory at the back of the balcony.
Other than that the show itself was enjoyable and the usherette who helped us (two elderly people) to our seats was most helpful.
Written 6 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ola B
4 contributions
May 2022 • Family
The Apollo has much to be proud of and it’s great that it still functions as a venue. Beautiful place with great history. But the amateur night is quite terrible and a real tourist trap. The audience was probably about 90 percent tourists. The host was very entertaining and was the highlight of the evening. The music was very amateurish :-) You would maybe be better off trying one of their other concerts.
Written 30 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 402
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

APOLLO THEATER: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Apollo Theater

According to Tripadvisor travellers, these are the best ways to experience Apollo Theater:


Restaurants near Apollo Theater: View all restaurants near Apollo Theater on Tripadvisor