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Bucket list experience:

Exterior signage of the Apollo Theater in Harlem

Courtesy of the Apollo Theater

Last updated: 23 May, 2023

This iconic Harlem theatre, opened in 1934, is a legend in the entertainment industry.  It originally gained fame as a pivotal venue during the Harlem Renaissance, showcasing talents like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and James Brown. Its ‘Amateur Night’, where aspiring artists compete for audience approval, has launched the careers of numerous stars.

Today, the theatre offers a diverse range of performances, concerts, and events that showcases African-American talents. It presents a wide spectrum of artistic expressions, including music, dance, theatre, comedy, and spoken word.

Price from: £20
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around