Nov 23 - Dec 27


Ballet Hispanico
Saturday, November 23 at 7:30PM

The nation’s leading Latino dance company returns to the Apollo stage, following last season’s sold-out event. Highlights include a seductive world premiere inspired by the beloved Mexican celebration Día de los Muertos and the premiere of an all-male dance that turns a playful eye on stereotypes.

This Christmas: An Evening of Holiday & Hits featuring Michael McDonald
Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30PM

With a career that encompasses five Grammys, numerous chart successes, personal and professional accolades, as well as collaborations with some of the world’s most prominent artists, Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music. With this concert he brings his unmistakable voice to audiences in a special way - sharing some of his holiday favorites and best hits on the world famous Apollo stage.

Ellington at Christmas: Nutcracker Suite
Saturday, December 7 at 3PM and 8PM 

For a twist on a seasonal classic and true holiday joy, nothing beats Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. Ellington and Billy Strayhorn infused the legendary Tchaikovsky score with swinging brass, colorful solos and jumpin’ jazz melodies. The second half of the program, Ellington’s wonderful Sacred Music, is serious and swinging, reverent and hip. Rarely performed live in New York, this Apollo exclusive, narrated by Keith David, features the 16-piece David Berger Jazz Orchestra, the Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir, the soaring voices of Lizz Wright and Priscilla Baskerville, and tap master Savion Glover along with the students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem School.

Coca-Cola Winter Wonderland
Saturday, December 14 from 2PM to 6PM 

The Apollo Theater and Coca-Cola bring the magic of the holiday season to Harlem when the Coca-Cola Winter Wonderland unfolds on 125th Street in front of the Apollo Theater, under the twinkling lights of the famous marquee. Bring the family and have your picture taken with Santa while enjoying some of New York City’s best choirs at this FREE event.

Amateur Night Holiday Special with Guest Host Bow Wow

Saturday, December 14 at 7:30PM

Come for the Coca-Cola Winter Wonderland and stay for the Amateur Night Holiday Special. With performances by formers Stars of Tomorrow winners and special guest host Bow Wow, this event is fun for the whole family. Special family priced tickets are available!


Friday, December 27 at 7:30PM

The Apollo’s Kwanzaa Celebration is a joyful evening of dance and music honoring the principles of Kwanzaa. This annual event features the renowned Abdel Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and other special guests.

Check out our event listings for specific ticket information.

The Apollo’s 2013-2014 season is made possible by lead support from The Coca-Cola Company, Folonari Wines and Cavicchioli 1928, the Ford Foundation Fund for Global Programs, the Hearst Foundations, Robert K. Kraft, The Parsons Family Foundation,
the Ronald O. Perelman Family Foundation, JoAnn Price, Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Earl W. and Amanda Stafford, Time Warner Inc., the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, the Reginald Van Lee New Works
Fund, the Apollo Board of Directors and many other generous donors.

Lead annual support is also provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Holidays at the Apollo is sponsored by Coca-Cola.