Apollo Theater

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Apollo Theater information

Location
New York City , USA
Address
253 W 125th St at Frederick Douglass Blvd
Harlem
Telephone
+1 212 531 5300
Tours
+1 212 531 5337
Getting there
Subway: A/C, B/D to 125th St
More information
www.apollotheater.org
Prices
admission varies; guided tours weekdays/weekends $16/18
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The Apollo has been Harlem’s leading space for concerts and political rallies since 1914 and, with its gleaming marquee, is one of the neighborhood’s most visible icons. Virtually every major black artist in the 1930s and ’40s performed here, including Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday. Decades on, this NYC landmark delivers a thriving program of music, dance, master classes and special events.

Its most famous event is the long-running Amateur Night – ‘where stars are born and legends are made’ – which takes place every Wednesday night. The wild and ruthless crowd is as fun to watch as the performers.

Tours of the interior are only available for groups of 20 or more with advance reservation, though individuals are welcome to join group tours based on availability.