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AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLO IS LOOKING FOR THE BEST SINGERS, DANCERS, COMEDIANS, RAPPERS, SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS.
AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLO
Sponsored by Coca-Cola
The long-running, live, weekly talent competition on the world-famous Apollo Theater stage.
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- Auditions are open to anyone who does not have a contract with a major recording label, television or film studio.
- All auditions should be in good taste and with no profanity (including the “N” word).
- Children’s category age requirement: 5 to 15 years of age
- Those chosen from the audition will have the chance to appear at the Apollo Amateur Night and perform on stage at the Apollo Theater in New York.
- There are cash prizes at the end of each evening's Amateur Night competition.
- In the “Child Star of Tomorrow” category, the first place winner of the season finale will receive $2,000.
- During the season finale the first place winner receives a cash prize of $10,000.
*Amateur Night at the Apollo weekly performances are independent from the "Showtime at the Apollo" and "Apollo Live" taped events.
BET IS LOOKING FOR THE BEST SINGERS, DANCERS, COMEDIANS, AND VARIETY ACTS.
BET's Hit TV Talent Competition Series
Apollo Live is a hit television show that airs on BET and Centric, for performers 18 years or older, filmed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. Check here for rules and regulations.
PLEASE NOTE: While many Apollo Amateur Night live performers have gone on to appear on BET’s Apollo Live national TV show, being chosen as a contestant on the Apollo Theater’s weekly, live Amateur Night show has no bearing on being chosen to appear on BET’s Apollo Live TV show. Similarly, if you are chosen as a contestant for BET’s Apollo Live TV show, this has no bearing on whether you will be chosen to appear as a contestant on the Apollo Theater’s weekly, live Amateur Night show.
Amateur Night at the Apollo is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company.
The Apollo's 2013-2014 season is made possible by lead support from Citi, the Coca-Cola Company, Troy and Keisha Dixon, 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.