School Day Live Performances
School Day Live performances extend the “Apollo Experience” to new generations of young theatre-goers while providing exciting opportunities to learn about the arts, history, and culture.
This series of tours, designed specifically for student audiences, focus on a variety of topics and choices that include:
- Apollo Highlights Tour
- The Music of the Apollo
- Apollo Scavenger Hunt
- The Apollo and the Harlem Renaissance
- The Apollo and Harlem: The Evolution of a Community
Nearly 1400 students and teachers participate in School Tours annually.
Apollo Workshops focus on dance, theater, and music. Apollo Teaching Artists, working at your site, conduct workshop session that last for 45 - 60 minutes. Review the programs listed below and decide if you would like an individual workshop, a workshop series, or a residency with a culminating project.
The Apollo Education Program produces resource materials for teachers and students that connect to School Day Live performances, School Tours, and topics related to the history of the Apollo Theater.
Teacher Guides connected to School Day Live performances are available for use as a pre- and post show resource.
Oral History Project
The Apollo Theater Oral History Project, OHP, grew out of a larger initiative undertaken in 2006 to capture the oral histories of Apollo “history-makers” and others pertinent to the development of the Theater over the course of its more than 70 year history. During that same time, the Apollo’s Education Program launched a project at C.S. 154, The Harriet Tubman Learning Center, to teach 4th and 5th graders how to conduct oral history interviews of elders from the Harlem community. In 2010, the OHP expanded to Wadleigh Secondary School for Performing & Visual Arts. At Wadleigh, 11th graders learn to document oral history interviews using video. A cornerstone of the OHP is the connection between oral history, the humanities, and the arts, all of which are addressed in the curriculum.
In-School Career Seminars
Apollo Theater Academy In-School Career Seminars offer high school students the opportunity to interact with business and creative professionals from the performing arts and entertainment industries. Seminars take place on-site at selected high schools. Students are engaged through small group and project-based learning activities to gain insight into such areas as technical production, marketing & public relations, special effects make-up, songwriting, and choreography while gaining behind the scenes knowledge of what it takes to be successful in a variety of professions.