Join us on Monday, June 8 for the Apollo Theater’s Spring Gala, an unforgettable evening that will celebrate the Theater’s legacy with a spectacular one-night-only concert hosted and produced by Wayne Brady, followed by a star-studded party with dinner, music and dancing. Proceeds from the event support the Theater’s performing arts, education and community initiatives.




The Madison Square Garden Company

Corporate Award

Accepted by James L. Dolan, Executive Chairman

Presented by Richard D. Parsons and Ronald O. Perelman


Ford Foundation

Percy Sutton Award

Accepted by Darren Walker, President

Presented by Anna Deavere Smith


7:00pm Awards Presentation and Concert

Hosted by Wayne Brady


8:30pm Dinner and Dancing


Cocktail Attire


Click here to purchase Individual Tickets. 


For information regarding Gala sponsorships, please contact Jodi Doherty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 212.531.5330





The Apollo Theater and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Harlem Nights/ U Street Lights an adventurous three-part program, exploring the deep musical connections between the Harlem and DC jazz scenes May 9th. Curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz, Jason Moran. MORE>>

WOW Festival

The Apollo and London’s Southbank Centre present a four-day Women of the World (WOW) festival in New York June 11-14, featuring performances, talks, mentoring sessions, music, film and debates that celebrate the talents of women and girls from all walks of life and all parts of the world. With special guests Iyanla Vanzant, Macy Gray and more! MORE>>






The Apollo's 2014-2015 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 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.