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The Apollo has been the soul of American culture for 88 years. When people enter the doors of the Apollo they know it’s going to be a one-of-a-kind experience. As a partner, producer, and collaborator of diverse art forms, the Apollo is more than a theater – its stages serve as the center of Black cultural expression. What makes the Apollo so special is its incomparable legacy coupled with its current programs celebrating Black creativity: the past, present, and future.

Support of the Apollo means that the arts matter to you. Your generosity helps the Apollo fulfill its mission as a partner in the projection of the African American narrative and its role in developing American culture. To ensure that the Apollo stays at the forefront of these efforts, please consider financially supporting the Apollo today and throughout this season to help it meet and sustain its goals.

Mission Statement

The Apollo Theater is a commissioner and presenter; catalyst for new artists, audiences, and creative workforce; and partner in the projection of the African American narrative and its role in the development of American and global culture.

Vision Statement

The Apollo Theater envisions a new American canon centered on contributions to the performing arts by artists of the African diaspora, in America and beyond.

*The Apollo Theater is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization.

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Learn more about upcoming events and announcements from Apollo President & CEO, Jonelle Procope.

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Throughout its 88-year history, the Apollo has been a dynamic force in American culture for artists and audiences. Dancers, musicians, singers, authors, thought leaders, and more have come to the Apollo’s world-famous stage in Harlem, drawing thousands of audiences, patrons, and supporters. It is HOME for  so many – and we invite you to JOIN THE FAMILY by supporting the Apollo today.

Your annual gift helps the Apollo to fulfill its mission as a non-profit multidisciplinary presenter and commissioner, and continue its legacy as a center for innovation and a creative catalyst for Harlem, the city of New York, and the world.

Becoming a member shows support for the Apollo’s artistic vision of being a platform for cultural expression through the performing arts.

Become a member today and experience the great benefits we offer year-round.

The Apollo Theater is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, contributions are fully deductible.

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Explore the Benefits of Membership

The Apollo Theater relies on the annual support of loyal donors. To acknowledge their generous contributions, members receive benefits, such as invitations to special events, access to historic tours, early access to purchase tickets, exclusive member discounts, and much more.

Ready to join? Select a membership level below. For more information about membership, please contact us at


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Apollo Monthly Supporter - $10/month

(fully tax-deductible)

Monthly supporters show their support of the theater with automated recurring donations each month, which is 100% tax-deductible. Supporters receive:

  • 10% discount on all Amateur Night and Apollo Presents shows
  • 10% discount at the Apollo gift shop (online or in-person) **
  • Subscription to the Apollo A-List featuring the inside scoop on all things Apollo
  • Personalized Apollo membership card

Apollo Friend - $250

($210 is tax-deductible)

• Access to Members Only pre-sale tickets for Apollo Presents programs
• Exclusive Member discounts to select Apollo Presents Mainstage performances
• Complimentary tickets for you and a guest to Billy (Mr. Apollo) Mitchell’s legendary historic tours *
• 10% discount at the Apollo gift shop year-round**
• 50% off at the Apollo gift shop during Member Month (includes annual 10% discount) **
• Complimentary access to all ticketed programs on the Apollo Digital Stage
• Personalized Apollo membership card

Apollo PATRON - $500

($460 is tax-deductible)

All of the above plus:

  • An invitation for you and a guest to one (1) Membership reception per artistic season.
    Event includes pre-performance refreshments and a conversation with Apollo Leadership
  • Access to premium seats for Apollo world-famous Amateur Night shows*

Apollo Ambassador - $1000

($960 is tax-deductible)

All of the above plus:

  • Personalized ticket concierge with access to VIP seats for Apollo Presents mainstage performances
  • An invitation for you and a guest to all Membership receptions in the artistic season. Event includes pre-performance refreshments and a conversation with Apollo Leadership
  • Name recognition in the Apollo Annual Report
  • Access to reserved seating for you and a guest to one Apollo Music Café and one Apollo Comedy Club show per year*

Apollo Visionary- $2,500

($2,380 is tax-deductible)

All of the above plus:

  • Copy of the book ‘Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Shaped American Entertainment’ (for new members only) ***
  • Two complimentary tickets to Amateur Night’s semi-final show
  • Artist Meet and Greet at select Apollo Presents shows (subject to artist approval)
  • Name recognition in Apollo Presents Mainstage performance programs


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* Subject to availability. Reservations required.
** Membership must be valid for gift shop purchases online or in person
*** Membership gifts are a one-time offer for new members and not on renewals.
Membership fees do not include payment for tickets to events
Member benefits are subject to change and will be updated in 2022 to include benefits for Apollo’s Victoria Theater.

The Apollo Theater participates in the city-wide IDNYC program, where membership provides access to 35 Museums and Cultural Institutions in New York City. To find out more about IDNYC Membership, visit

Interested in supporting the Apollo Theater at a higher level? Click here to learn more about the Apollo’s exclusive donor society, the Legends Circle.





Apollo EmpowHER

Join the Apollo's Women's Network

EmpowHER is a group of dynamic women working to make a difference for teens by supporting programs that introduce students to behind-the-scenes careers in the performing arts and entertainment industries. Mentorship, community, and philanthropy define the purpose and action of this special group.

Members typically contribute $2,500 or more annually, however for the 2021-2022 season while the Theater operates through a phased re-opening, we are currently offering membership at the out-of-state level of $1,500 for all. Your contribution has tremendous impact on our young people so we hope you will join EmpowHER at this membership level. In addition to supporting the students, members will gather both virtually and in-person for meetings, networking opportunities, fundraising events, and other activities to connect with the Apollo, the education programs, and each other.

E-mail for more information.

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Gifts of $10,000 and above are recognized through the Apollo’s Legends Circle. As recognition for their leadership support, members receive invitations to exclusive receptions with Apollo artists, members of the Apollo’s Artistic team and leadership, as well as a customizable suite of benefits that can include presenting sponsor listing for Apollo Music Café and Apollo Presents main-stage performances and more.

For additional information please contact Quay Whitlock at

A group of men and women networking at an exclusive Apollo Donor Society reception


A crowd gathering in front of the Apollo Theatre in the winter time


Align with the iconic Apollo Theater to reach a diverse and engaged audience, achieve marketing impact, create unique activation experiences, and accomplish your business objectives.

To learn more about developing a custom sponsorship that fits your brand's needs contact Sarah Rodriguez at


Each year some of New York’s most glamorous and exciting special events are exclusive Apollo fund-raisers. Each one is an opportunity to mingle with the movers and shakers of the New York and global entertainment, political and philanthropic communities, while supporting the Apollo’s vital programs.


Dining with the Divas Luncheon
Thursday, February 10, 2022


Annual Spring Benefit
Monday, June 7, 2021

Dining with the Divas Luncheon
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Dining with the Divas Luncheon
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Apollo in the Hamptons - A Night of Legends
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Annual Spring Gala
Monday, June 10, 2019

Dining with the Divas Luncheon
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Annual Spring Gala
Monday, June 4, 2018

Apollo in the Hamptons - A Night of Legends
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Dining with the Divas Luncheon
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Proceeds from these events provide vital support for the Apollo’s educational, community and performing arts initiatives.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Hyppolite at

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The Apollo Young Patrons program is currently on pause. We thank all of our Young Patrons for their support over the years and look forward to the group's re-launch in the near future. Until the program returns, please consider becoming an Apollo Member to take advantage of the great benefits of membership.


We salute the generous supporters of our 2021-2022 season.

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