The Apollo Theater is a legendary African American theater. It is the heart and soul of Harlem.
Fri-Sat, November 22-23, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The leading Latino dance organization in the U.S. explores Latin identity through female choreographers Anabelle Lopez Ochoa, Andrea Miller and Michelle Manzanales at the Apollo Theater
Apollo Theater Tickets
253 West 125th St
(between Frederick Douglass Blvd & Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd)
(A)(C) or (B)(D) to 125th St (1.5 blocks)
(2)(3) to 125th St (1.5 blocks)
Sunday, August 11, 2019
CENTRAL PARK, NYC ~ The multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning, Mexican-American folkloric pop singer who is a champion of Indigenous rights, brings ‘Al Chile’ to SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield. FREE
APOLLO THEATER, HARLEM, Fri-Sat, December 7-8, 2018 ~ America’s leading Latino dance company shows a Spanish contemporary take on Bizet’s French opera about the fiery Romani woman “Carmen”
APOLLO THEATER, HARLEM, Fri-Sat, December 1-2, 2017 ~ “Con Brazos Abiertos” (With open arms)
APOLLO THEATER, HARLEM, November 20, 2015 ~ A review of the world premiere performance.
BALLET HISPÁNICO, UPPER WEST SIDE, November 10, 2015 ~ International Brazilian choreographer Fernando Melo discusses his “Untitled” World Premiere for Ballet Hispanico at the Apollo Theater
The World Famous Apollo Theater
The Apollo Theater opened in 1914 as a burlesque theater. It closed down in 1933 when Mayor Fiorello La Guardia turned against burlesque. It reopened as the Apollo Theater in 1934 and began focusing on African American talent.
In the 1930s, Dewey “Pigmeat” Markham performed at the Apollo. Markham is one of the godfathers of Hip-Hop. “Here come the judge!”
In the 1940s, the Apollo was a center for jazz and swing.
After World War I, the Apollo Theater was part of the Harlem Renaissance of Black culture.
Amateur Night at the Apollo
Many famous artists got their start at the Apollo’s legendary Wednesday night Amateur Night. The marquee names include: Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Sammy Davis Jr., James Brown, Bill Cosby, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, D’Angelo, and Lauryn Hill.
The Apollo Theater is one of New York’s sacred places for all the legends who have graced its stage.