The Apollo Theater

Celebrate the 85th anniversary of Harlem's historic home to jazz, swing, bebop and soul.

Photo Courtesy of The Apollo Theater

Historic Apollo Theater

The famous Apollo Theater has been honoring and promoting the contributions of African American performers since 1934. The theater was officially designated a New York City Landmark in 1983 and welcomes 1.3 million visitors each year.

Performances to be Remembered

The Apollo Theater proudly prioritizes programming that supports culturally diverse artists based in the United States and internationally. Performers at the Apollo represent the rich diversity of New York City, notably the Harlem and upper Manhattan community.

The Apollo houses musical and dance performances and its well-known Amateur Night – a longstanding tradition that helped launch the careers of artists including Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder, and Diana Ross & The Supremes.

A visit to the Apollo Theater is sure to guarantee an intimate and engaging audience experience and memorable performance. Tickets can be purchased online through the Apollo Theater. 

“The Apollo has probably exerted a greater influence on popular culture than any other entertainment venue in the world.”

—Ted Fox

Experience The Apollo Theater

Visit The Apollo Theater via Amtrak to Penn Station in New York City—Don’t forget to use the See New York and Save 15% discount!

From 34 Street-Penn Station take the A subway train to 125th Street Station. Then it’s just a quick, .2 mile walk to the Appolo Theater.

Where to Stay in NYC

Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all New York City has to offer. Take a look at these great hotel options—some offering exclusive New York By Rail discounts!