Apollo Theater Winter/ Spring 2020 Season

Join us this season for an exciting new line up of concerts, film screenings, dance and theatrical performances and more.

Save With Apollo Season Packages:

Africa Now! Package: This year's Africa Now! returns in April with 3 exciting music performances to choose from. Performances inclue the legendary Oumou Sangaré on April 4th, and both  Africa Now! Music Cafes on April 3rd and April 4th. Bundle any two or more performances to save.

Africa Now! Package

Amateur Night & Late Nights Season Packages: Bundle any 3 Apollo Amateur Night or Late Nights (Comedy Club & Music Cafe) performances to save 20% off of total tickets prices.

Amateur Night & Late Nights Season Package





Apollo Film Presents: Shaft with Live Music featuring Burnt Sugar

Saturday, February 29, 2020 / 8pm

This Apollo Film event will feature a screening of the iconic 1971 film Shaft, accompanied by a live music performance of the score by Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber.

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Apollo Presents:

WOW - Women of the World Festival

In Conversation with Elaine Welteroth 

Saturday, March 14 / 7pm

The Apollo celebrates Women's History Month with a sepcial edition of the WOW - Women of the World Festival . Harriet Cole and former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Elaine Welteroth will discuss Elaine's recent book, More Than Enough.

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Women of the World -  Teen Summit

Saturday, March 14 / 12pm

This year's WOW: Teen Summit seeks to explore the impact of young women in politics both on a local and global scale. Through performances and panel discussions, we will dissect gender politics and the role of women of color within it, while opening up a dialogue that encourages a call to action.


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Live Wire: Aretha!

Tuesday, March 24 / 6:30pm

Live Wire honors the legacy of the legendary Aretha Franklin in a discussion led by writer and cultural critic Emily Lordi.

Free w/ RSVP

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Apollo Theater Academy Career Panel: Costumes: Telling The Story and Creating the Character

Monday, March 30 / 6pm

This Career Panel will explore the essential role that costume designers play in bringing characters on stage and film to life. Featuring an array of artists and designers who have made a career of  story telling through costume design.

Free with RSVP

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The Apollo Theater Africa Now!
and African Film Festival 30th Anniversary Celebration present the legendary Oumou Sangare

Saturday, April 4 / 8pm

This year's annual Africa Now! concert celebrates not only the best of today's African music scene but spotlights ow the music of the diaspora has impacted the coninent.

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Live Wire: Dancing in the Streets: Rhythm Rebels

Thursday, April 30 / 6:30pm

Dancing in the Streets considers the history and larger cultural context of social dance in Black and LatinX communities.

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Apollo Salon Series: National Black Theater's A Time to Love

Saturday, May 2 / Time TBD

The Salon Series is a program that enforces the Apollo Theater's committment to the development of new works. This Salon Series is presented in partnership with National Black Theater.

Apollo Theater Academy Career Panel: One Perfect Shot - The Unsung Power of Cinematography

Tuesday, May 12 / 6pm

This Career Panel centers the important role of cinematographers in the film and television industry.

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Apollo Film Presents: ImageNation's Cocktails & Cinema

Thursday, May 21
6pm - Reception
7pm - Film Screening

Cocktails & Cinema evenings feature premier and advance screenings of Pan-African films preceded by a reception with live DJ/performance, followed by a talkback.

Tickets: $23

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Live Wire: Hazel Scott Centennial Celebration

Monday, June 15 / 6:30pm

This Live Wire honors the artistry, musicianship and activism of Hazel Scott on the 100th anniversary of her birth.

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Amateur Night at the Apollo

Wednesdays / 7:30pm

Amateur Night at the Apollo is one of New York’s most popular live entertainment experiences, attracting performers and audiences the world over. Each week a new line up of contestants compete for the grand prize.

Tickets start at $24

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Apollo Late Nights:


 Comedy Club

Thursday, January 9

Thursday, February 6

Thursday, March 05

Thursday, April 2

Thursday, May 7

Thursday, June 4

Doors at 9pm  |  Show starts at 10pm

Tickets start at $22

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Music Cafe

Friday, January 10  |  Saturday, January 11

Friday, February 07  |  Saturday, February 08

Friday, March 06  |  Saturday, March 07

Friday, April 03 |  Saturday, April 04

Friday, May 08 |  Saturday, May 09

Friday, June 05 |  Saturday, June 06

Doors at 9pm  |  Show starts at 10pm

Tickets start at $22

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