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Apollo Theater Statement: COVID-19 (coronavirus)

 Tuesday, April 7, 2020

In response to heightened concerns relating to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in keeping the health and well-being of our audience, artists, community, visitors and staff our top priority, the Apollo Theater is canceling all Apollo Theater-produced public programs such as WOW - Women of the World Festival, Amateur Night at the Apollo, School Day Lives, Historic Tours, Live Wire, Apollo Comedy Club, and Apollo Music Café events beginning, Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, June 30.

Due to the recent travel restrictions, the Apollo Theater and African Film Festival’s Africa Now! concert featuring Oumou Sangaré on Saturday, April 4 at 8pm has been postponed until the fall. The rescheduled date will be announced soon.

All private and public rental events have also been canceled or postponed through June 30 including Bowery Presents: Morrissey, among others.

The Apollo Theater and Ticketmaster will be reaching out to ticket holders for all events in the coming days. We will continue to monitor information from the Center for Disease Control, New York City Department of Health, and the New York State Department of Health and adapt our protocols as directed. Ongoing updates will be provided here along with community resources at

Be well, and stay connected at the Apollo Digital Stage.