CEO Jonelle Procope Set to Step Down in 2023 as Historic Apollo Theater Moves Forward with $70M Capital Campaign

      Jonelle Procope, President and CEO of the Apollo, announced today that after two decades of leading the iconic cultural and civic non-profit dedicated to providing a platform for Black creativity, she will step down on June 30, 2023. Ms. Procope’s leadership, first as a member of the board and then as president […]

The Apollo Theater Launches Fall/Winter 2022 Season: ‘The Next Movement’

      Today, the legendary Apollo announced its upcoming fall/winter 2022 season, featuring a variety of offerings from conversations with prominent figures and acclaimed dance works to Grammy-winning vocalists, emerging comedians, and more.

Apollo Theater to Release Limited Edition NFT Commemorating June 13th Annual Spring Benefit

    In celebration of the Apollo’s Spring Benefit on Monday, June 13, the non-profit announced today it will release a limited edition non-fungible token (NFT) commemorating the annual event. Approximately 400 NFTs will be issued  through Ticketmaster. The special NFTs will be given to each person who donated to Apollo’s Spring Benefit. The commemorative […]

Lyricist Lounge Celebrates 30th Anniversary ~ a One-Night Event at Historic Apollo Theater

      To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary Hip-Hop showcase the Lyricist Lounge, the Apollo will bring together iconic producers, DJs, and rappers of the 90s to today, live and in-person on Saturday, April 16 at 8:00pm EST. For one night only, the concert will feature a slew of iconic artists, including […]

Ta-Nehisi Coates & Tariq ‘Black Thought’ Trotter in Conversation at The Apollo Theater

      Hailed as “our most vital public intellectual” (Vanity Fair), MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Ta-Nehisi Coates is no stranger to the Apollo stage, as he serves as the Theater’s inaugural Master Artist-in-Residence, an initiative that deepens the Apollo’s relationship with an influential artist whose work aligns with the Apollo’s mission. His work with the […]

BET + 125th St BID + The Apollo Theater Accepting Applications for Harlem Entrepreneurs Microgrant Initiative

      BET, a subsidiary of Paramount Global, announced today that the Harlem Entrepreneurial Microgrant Initiative, a $100,000 program created to provide support to small Harlem businesses in partnership with the 125th Street Business Improvement District (BID) and the Apollo Theater, will be accepting applications as of March 1, 2022 until March 31, 2022. Established […]

The Apollo Theater Unveils 2022 Winter/Spring Season!

      The Apollo announced details of its Winter/Spring 2022 season, with an array of free and ticketed programming in-person at the Apollo’s historic theater and online on the Apollo’s Digital Stage Highlights include the long-anticipated return of the Amateur Night at the Apollo competition on Wednesday, February 16 at 7:30pm EST; Apollo Master Artist-in-Residence […]

Amateur Night Auditions Return at the Famed Apollo Theater ~ Lets See Whatcha Got!

      On Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10 the Apollo will hold in-person auditions at its legendary theater for the 2022-23 season of its signature program, Amateur Night at the Apollo, the original talent show and one of the longest-running events in New York City. Auditions will be held at the Apollo […]

A Fabulous Fall/Winter 2021/2022 Season Announced at The Apollo Theater

      The Apollo today announced details of its fall 2021 season, taking place in-person at the Apollo and online on the Apollo’s Digital Stage. The season features a broad range of free and ticketed events and programs, paying tribute to the Apollo’s legendary community of artists and highlighting new works and commissions. Highlights […]

Jennifer Hudson Live at The Apollo Theater ~ a Celebration of Black Women Business Owners

      Mastercard will present the “Jennifer Hudson Live at The Apollo” concert on August 19th, the first live audience performance at the Apollo Theater since March 2020. At this intimate gathering of Black women entrepreneurs and select cardholders, Ms. Hudson will perform classic Aretha Franklin hits featured in Respect as well as songs […]

The Apollo Theater to Induct Mary J. Blige into its Historic Walk of Fame, May 28th

      The Apollo – the soul of American culture and a globally recognized national treasure – will honor nine-time Grammy Award-winning and two-time Academy Award nominee Mary J. Blige with her induction into the Apollo’s Walk of Fame, on Friday, May 28th at 10:00am in a free, public outdoor event.

Apollo Resounding: A Virtual Benefit in Support of The Apollo Theater

    The Apollo today announced the non-profit’s annual spring fundraiser will take place virtually on the Apollo Theater’s Digital Stage on Monday, June 7 at 7:30pm ET. This year’s benefit, APOLLO RESOUNDING, will honor Felicia and Ben Horowitz with the inaugural Impact Award, given to individuals whose philanthropic leadership has made an extraordinary impact […]

The Apollo Theater Announces its Virtual Spring 2021 Season!

    The Apollo Theater announced details of its spring 2021 season, which will take place exclusively online! The season features a broad range of free and ticketed virtual events, including the Apollo Film series celebration of House Party and House Party 2, cult classics created more than 30 years ago. The virtual program includes […]

The Apollo Theater Celebrates 87 Years on January 26, 2021!

    On January 26, 1934, the Apollo Theater opened with the show “Jazz a la Carte” headlined by Benny Carter and his Orchestra, Ralph Cooper and Aida Ward. Soon after, The Apollo became the premiere place for the performing arts and entertainment in Harlem.

The Apollo Theater Digital Fall Season with Wyclef Jean and John Legend

Don’t miss Wyclef Jean, Wednesday, September 9th and John Legend, Wednesday, September 23rd on the Apollo Digital Stage, Fall Calendar. See more…..                                        

Fall 2020 Programming Announced for The Apollo Theater

Today The Apollo Theater announced details of its fall 2020 season, which will take place exclusively online on the Apollo’s Digital Stage. The season features a broad range of free virtual events, including Wyclef Jean performing his Double Platinum album The Carnival; a special Live Wire conversation focused on the artistry of the Queen of […]

The Apollo Theater Announces Fall 2020 Programming!

    Today The Apollo Theater announced details of its fall 2020 season, which will take place exclusively online on the Apollo’s Digital Stage. The season features a broad range of free virtual events, including Wyclef Jean performing his Double Platinum album The Carnival; a special Live Wire conversation focused on the artistry of the […]

The Apollo Theater Holds Online Auditions for 2020-21 Season

Adapting to changing times, The Apollo Theater will hold auditions for its new season via online submissions. For the first time in its 86 year history, the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night auditions will be conducted exclusively through online submissions, for the summer and fall 2020-21 season. Read more……               […]

The Apollo Theater to Hold Online Auditions for its 2020-21 Season

      Adapting to changing times, The Apollo Theater will hold auditions for its new season via online submissions. For the first time in its 86 year history, the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night auditions will be conducted exclusively through online submissions, for the summer and fall 2020-21 season.

February 1st ~ Open House at Apollo Theater

This February, the world famous Apollo Theater will kick off Black History Month with Apollo Open House: Celebration of Cool on Saturday February 1st from 1 p.m. – 6.p.m., to celebrate and explore the rich history of the Theater as it continues the legacy of Black History. Read more………             […]

Kick-Off Black History Month at a Free Open House at Apollo Theater

      This February, the world famous Apollo Theater will kick off Black History Month with Apollo Open House: Celebration of Cool on Saturday February 1st from 1 p.m. – 6.p.m., to celebrate and explore the rich history of the Theater as it continues the legacy of Black History.

KWANZAA Celebration: Regeneration Night at Apollo Theater ~ December 28th

The Apollo Theater celebrates its annual Kwanzaa Celebration featuring the renowned New York-based dance company Abdel Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and guest performances. Since 2006, the Apollo has established an annual show to celebrate this holiday tradition on one day of the Kwanzaa holiday. The Apollo’s celebration is a joyful evening of dance […]

The Apollo Theater Announces Spring 2020 Season

Today, the iconic nonprofit Apollo Theater announced details of its spring 2020 season featuring genre-spanning performances—from music, dance, and theater to comedy and film screenings—that continue the theater’s strong mission of articulating African American narratives through cultural programming. Season highlights include the Apollo’s Africa Now! and African Film Festival 30th Anniversary Celebration presenting the legendary […]

The Apollo Theater Announces Spring 2020 Season

      Today, the iconic nonprofit Apollo Theater announced details of its spring 2020 season featuring genre-spanning performances—from music, dance, and theater to comedy and film screenings—that continue the theater’s strong mission of articulating African American narratives through cultural programming. Season highlights include the Apollo’s Africa Now! and African Film Festival 30th Anniversary Celebration […]

Famed Apollo Theater to Hold Fall Amateur Night Auditions ~ September 21st

Got talent? Let’s see whatcha got in an open call from the famed Apollo Theater, holding Fall Amateur Night Auditions on Saturday, September 21st for the 2019-2020 seasons. The auditions will take place from 10am to 6pm, held at the Apollo Theater, where Amateur Night producers will screen the first 250 vocalists, rappers, dancers, comedians, spoken […]

Half-Off, Harlem during #HarlemWeek ~ With Love from The Apollo Theater

On Monday, July 29, 2019 the Apollo Theater announced special programs and offers to celebrate Harlem and HARLEM WEEK throughout the month of August. HARLEM WEEK is an annual celebration of the best of Harlem which began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a one-day event of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for New Yorkers. Given […]

The Apollo Theater Celebrates Harlem Week 2019

      On Monday, July 29, 2019 the Apollo Theater announced special programs and offers to celebrate Harlem and HARLEM WEEK throughout the month of August. HARLEM WEEK is an annual celebration of the best of Harlem which began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a one-day event of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for […]

Half Off for Harlem on ‘Twisted Melodies’ at The Apollo Theater

Harlem Residents, Employees and Business Owners ~ The Apollo Theater has a special offer for you on “Twisted Melodies: A Donny Hathaway Story, which will run from May 30 to June 2, 2019. To take advantage of this discounted special offer, Harlem residents, employees or business owners must present a proof of residence or work […]

The Apollo Theater + The National Black Theatre = Wildflower ~ April 26 & 27

As part of the 85th Anniversary Celebration of the Famed Apollo Theatre, WiLDFLOWERr, a work-in-progress being developed as part of National Black Theater’s Soul L.A.B. Residency and the Apollo Theater (which began in 2016) will take place on April 26 and 27. WiLDFLOWER is a new musical that follows a rebellious, but devoted young mother who […]

Amateur Night Auditions at Apollo Theater ~ April 20th

On Saturday, April 20th beginning at 10 a.m. the world famous Apollo Theater will hold auditions for the 2019-2020 seasons of its signature program Amateur Night at the Apollo. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., dancers will audition to secure a spot in a special all-dance edition of Amateur Night. Auditions for all other art […]

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 to Open with Apollo Theater Documentary

    The 2019 edition of The Tribeca Film Festival will open with a documentary on The Apollo Theater! The Roger Ross Williams directed film, which will air later in the year on HBO, will screen at the historic Harlem venue on April 24th. Read more…..                     […]

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 to Open with Apollo Theater Documentary

    The 2019 edition of The Tribeca Film Festival will open with a documentary on The Apollo Theater! The Roger Ross Williams directed film, which will air later in the year on HBO, will screen at the historic Harlem venue on April 24th.

The Apollo Theater ~ Celebrating its 85th Anniversary

  What better way to kick-off an 85th anniversary than to announce a spectacular Winter/Spring 2019 Season ~ at Harlem’s Apollo Theater. The celebration will begin on February 2nd with an Open House beginning at 2pm, hosted by Billy “Mr. Apollo” Mitchell, and including Jazzmobile and the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling. […]

Celebrating the 85th Anniversary of the Famed Apollo Theater’s Fall/Winter 2019 Season

      What better way to kick-off an 85th anniversary than to announce a spectacular Winter/Spring/Fall/Winter 2019 Season ~ at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.

Celebrate Kwanzaa at the Apollo Theater!

  What better place to celebrate Kwanzaa than at The Apollo Theater. This year, Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night will be held on Saturday December 22 with two shows ~ 2:00 and 7:30 p.m., featuring performances by Abdel R. Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre with special guest Sonia Sanchez, and host Imhotep Gary Byrd. The 7:30 p.m. show […]

Progress on Victoria Theatre + Harlem Marriott Renaissance Hotel + The Victoria Tower Residences + The Apollo Theater Expansion ~ 125th Street in Harlem

      Designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb, the structure was said to be one of the largest, and most beautiful theaters in the New York area.  Built in 1917 at a cost of $250,000, it had a seating capacity of over 2,400 and it is located on the same block as the historic […]

Apollo Film Presents ImageNation’s Cocktails and Sol Cinema: It’s Different In Chicago

      On Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00pm ET, the Apollo Theater and ImageNation presents a film screening of It’s Different In Chicago as part of ImageNation’s Cocktails and Sol Cinemaon the Apollo’s Soundstage. The film highlights the city, known by many as the birthplace of house music as well as an incubator for […]

The Apollo + New Black Fest present 18 Short Plays to Reflect on Harlem Renaissance, Past & Present, Live & In-Person, April 22-25

      This month marks the launch of New Black Fest at the Apollo, a festival celebrating contemporary Black playwrights from across the nation. On April 22, 23, and 25 at 7pm, audiences will have the opportunity to see original works by 18 playwrights, each commissioned by the Apollo and New Black Fest co-founder […]

The Apollo Presents KWANZAA: A Regeneration Celebration Virtual Experience, December 26, 2021

      On Sunday, December 26 at 7:00 pm EST, the Apollo will celebrate its annual Kwanzaa celebration, Kwanzaa: A Regeneration Celebration, featuring a world premiere from renowned New York-based dance company Abdel Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and performances from Apollo New Work artists Soul Science Lab with Chen Lo and Asante […]

The Apollo Celebrates ‘Harlem Week’ with Free Panel Discussion about Harlem’s Own Luke Cage

      On Saturday, August 14 at 11am ET, the Apollo Theater will celebrate HARLEM WEEK and Free Comic Book Day, the largest annual comic book event, with an exploration of Harlem-based superhero, Luke Cage. This free virtual panel of comic creators and television producers illuminates Luke Cage’s rise from the comic book page […]

Careers in Comics & Graphic Novels ~ KaPow! at The Apollo ~ January 16th

Apollo Career Panels advance career and leadership skills through panel discussions focused on professions behind the scenes in the arts. Visual storytelling has transformed the arts and entertainment industries by taking audiences from the page to the big screen and back again. Whether you’re a comics fan or graphic novel reader, the genre has seen […]

The Apollo ~ Advance Screening on October 4th

In advance of the HBO premiere in November, the Apollo Theater hosts a community screening of the HBO documentary, The Apollo, directed by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams. The Apollo Advance Screening will be held on Friday, October 4th at 7pm. It is Free with RSVP.                 […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the September 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

      Sprinting into Fall, September is filled with art, from The Armory Show, Armory OffSite and Armory week to The Poetry Festival, Feast of San Gennaro,  Morningside Lights and the Gracie Square Outdoor Art Show. We’re looking forward to a new installation at the Doric C. Freedman Plaza by Public Art Fund, Celebrating […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the June 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

    June is filled with celebrations, installations and events beginning with Pride Month, and continuing with a series of films and art installations in our Parks including Juneteenth, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival, the River to River Festival, SummerStage and more. On the last day […]

Celebrating Juneteenth 2022 in NYC

      Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Libertation Day, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. While some of our City is still under COVID-19 restrictions, our community celebrates in thoughtful walks, marches, online, and […]

Art Exhibits, Events & Installations in NYC ~ it’s The May 2022 Art Roundup

        Ushering in annual in-person events, May will open its doors to the ever popular Jane’s Walk, TEFAF will return to the Park Avenue Armory, NYCxDesign celebrates its 10th anniversary, Madison Avenue prepares for its Spring Gallery Walk, the Roof Garden Commission, Lauren Halsey, will unveil at The Met, FRIEZE New York […]

Art Exhibits, Events & Installations in NYC in April 2022

      From The Winter Show, this year held at 660 Madison, to The Whitney Biennial ~ From a living wall in Times Square to the much awaited Jean-Michel Basquiat: KingPleasure ~ From Winslow’s Homer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Mingus at 100 ~  From the Fifth Avenue […]

Celebrating Black History Month 2022 in NYC

      This year, we will celebrate Black History Month 2022 in-person and online with installations, exhibitions, food, music, and a visit to historic sites. With so much to choose from, here are a few suggestions.

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in NYC on January 17, 2022

      Monday, January 17, 2022 we will observe the national holiday, Martin Luther King Jr, Day. How will you reflect on the meaning of that day? Here are a few suggestions.