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Apollo Facility Great For Unique And Memorable Meeting Venues


Harlem's famed Apollo Theater has long been known as the place where many legendary artists strutted their stuff before sold out audiences, and where some of them even got their start in show business.  The list of stars who have performed at the landmark theater reads like a who's who of music industry icons, from the likes Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Sammy Davis , Jr., Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight, to name a few, to today's crop of popular young recording artists like Pharrell and Justin Bieber.  Few know that the Apollo is also a fabulous venue for meetings, conferences, weddings and a variety of unique and memorable events of every possible description.  Following is a brief overview of the possibilities the Apollo offers as you plan your next event.

Apollo Programming

The Apollo Theater is internationally renowned for its contributions to American popular music.  Since its opening in 1934, the Apollo has served as a launch pad for some of the most significant performers of our time.  Today the theater continues provide support to working artists as well as unique performance and entertainment experiences to the public through its signature program Amateur Night and through a variety of new programs - including Apollo Music Café, the Africa Now! Festival and the Salon Series - that support and showcase emerging artists and expand its reach nationally and internationally

Apollo Rentals

One of America's most iconic and enduring cultural landmarks, the Apollo Theater, in Harlem, New York City, is a one-of-a-kind setting for any production or event, offering two outstanding venues, supplemental spaces, and a host of customized services.

Mainstage Information

A complete renovation in 2005 restored the Apollo's Mainstage Auditorium to its storybook, turn‐of‐the‐century elegance. With over 1,500 seats, state‐of‐the art production capacities, and extensive roster of support services, the Apollo Mainstage is an ideal venue for concerts, theater productions, dance performances, television shoots, and more.

A living monument to the Harlem Renaissance, the Apollo Mainstage Auditorium boasts a Belle‐Époque crimson décor, spacious public areas, onstage seating for 300 and auditorium seating for over 1,500 with standing room. It offers a one‐of‐a‐kind ambience for special events ranging from fashion shows, product launches, and conferences, to weddings, graduations, and other receptions.

Soundstage Information

The Apollo's third-floor Soundstage is a 1,680-sq. ft., flexible space that features an intimate, lounge‐like performance setting with 200-225 seats and a bar/café. In its incarnation as the Apollo Music Café, the Soundstage It is an ideal venue for music performances, readings, listening parties, commercial shoots, press conferences, executive meetings, elegant receptions and more.

Some Recent Rental Clients

  • NBC Universal Press Junket for Get on Up and Get on Up Movie Premiere
  • Metropolitan Entertainment presents The EELS
  • Amex Unstaged - Pharrell
  • Bowery Presents Sam Smith
  • NBCUniversal Justin Bieber concert
  • Nike Corporate Meetings
  • Diversity Training NYPD
  • Obama for America Campaign
  • Columbia University Teacher's College 125th Anniversary Gala
  • Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley, HBO
  • NY NASP Foundation Annual Wall Street Hall of Fame Awards
  • SiriusXM  Paul McCartney
  • Live Nation Boz Scaggs
  • Ailey at the Apollo,  Performance & Gala
  • Dreamgirls National Tour Premiere at Apollo Theater
  • Keep a Child Alive Fundraiser
  • NY Dancing and Performance Award Show, The Bessies
  • Bill Lynch Holiday Party
  • Sirius XM Bruce Springsteen
  • Live Nation- Anthony Hamilton
  • Sirius XM Metallica
  • MayWeather vs Cotto Press conference at the Apollo
  • AEG Live Presents Chris Tucker
  • Elvis Costello Presents…
  • Live Nation- Janelle Monae
  • Prince  Press conference at the Apollo Theater
  • Steve Harvey Morning Show at the Apollo Theater
  • MSNBC  Present Advancing the Dream: Live from The Apollo Al Sharpton
  • Oprah Next Chapter Patti LaBelle

Audio System Upgrade

Late 2013, the audio system went through a total refurbishment. The Apollo Theater installed new d&b audiotechnik Main and Stage Monitor loudspeaker systems and two Midas PRO9 FOH & Monitor mixing consoles. 

For more information about booking your event into the Apollo, call (212) 531-5335, email facility.sales@apollotheater.org, or visit www.apollotheater.org .

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