Apollo Theater History
Established in 1934, the legendary Harlem Theater has housed some of music’s most talented performers in the world.
Designated a national landmark, the Apollo has launched the careers of icons such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Lauryn Hill and continues to maintain its position as the nation’s most popular arena for emerging and established African-American and Latino performers.
The Apollo has three unique spaces for you to host your event: the Mainstage, the Soundstage, and the Lobby Atrium (all of which are included in the Apollo rental).
Overall capacity is 750 standing, 350 seated.
The Apollo is perfect for all types of events including music shows, comedy shows, public forums, fashion shows, fundraising and non-profit events, as well as social events, weddings and graduations.
Thanks for a fabulous event! It went great and I appreciate [the Great Performances] staff.
– Vera D.
You’re a star! I was so pleased with everything. The food was fabulous. You kept sending it out. You had the perfect amount of staff. Can’t thank you enough and I look forward – very much – to working with you in the future!
– Victoria W.
The evening was everything we could hope for and more. I loved every minute working with and we will be reaching out when future events pop up.
– Yvonne G.