Apollo Presents:
Holidays in Harlem

The holiday season kicks off at the Apollo with the free Coca-Cola Winter Wonderland and Amateur Night Holiday Special. Festivities continue with Cynthia Erivo and Shoshana Bean in Night Divine, and our returning favorite Holiday Joy: A Gospel Celebration featuring Hezekiah Walker & the Love Fellowship Choir with CeCe Winans. Round out the season with family and friends at the joyous Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night featuring Abdel R. Salaam's Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

December 15 - December 29

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Congratulations to the 2018 Amateur Night Season Winners!

Check out their winning performances


A new season begins February 20, 2019

Tickets on sale soon



Britany Ashley Turnipseed

Super Top Dog Winner
Amateur Night at the Apollo 2018


Ronald Johnson

Child Stars of Tomorrow Winner
Amateur Night At the Apollo 2018

Twisted Melodies:
The Donny Hathaway Story

Thu, May 30 - Sun, Jun 2, 2019

This powerful one-man show is based on the life of '70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway. Set to moving music, this is an immersive and crushing play about this brilliant musician's compelling inner struggle.

Written and performed by Kelvin Roston, Jr.

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Co-production with Baltimore Center Stage and Mosaic Theater


The Apollo Theater has been an advocate for Black excellence and its contribution to American and global culture for 85 years. Our history has always has been at the intersection of art and activism, and our programming continues to center Black conversation. The Apollo has always been a space to offer a new vision for the world to view our society from the perspectives that are largely unseen and unheard across mainstream society.

Our 2018-2019 season – Say It Loud! is a dynamic collection of works that serve as a rallying cry. In today’s fractured political climate and in this crucial election year, our voices are as important as ever. We hope these works engage and inspire you in new and powerful ways.

We foster dialogue around important issues, not only through our mainstage productions, but also with our education and community programs. Say it Loud! is as much a call to action today as it was 50 years ago. Since its founding, the Apollo Theater has been a platform, partner and advocate for the ways in which music, theater and culture can be a catalyst for social change.

Join the movement as we continue this legacy of igniting action through arts, culture and ideas. I look forward to seeing you at the theater!

Kamilah Forbes
Apollo Executive Producer


2018/2019 Season Sponsors