Apollo Theater Academy
Through the Apollo Theater Academy, Apollo Education offers young adult creatives opportunities to develop as thought leaders, skilled technicians, and purveyors of artistic change.

High School & College Programs

Apollo Theater Academy provides emerging young creatives with paid opportunities for professional development, training, and mentoring as they explore administrative, programming, and production careers in the arts and entertainment industries.
Arts Administration Internship
The Apollo Theater Academy Arts Administration Internship provides high school seniors with a paid opportunity for professional development as they explore administrative and programming careers in the arts and entertainment industries. Through hands-on training and career development workshops, interns gain experience in a real-world work environment while connecting with industry professionals.

Applications for this internship are now closed.
Technical Stage Production Internship
The Apollo Theater Academy Technical Stage Production Internship provides high school seniors with a paid opportunity for professional development as they explore production careers in the arts and entertainment industries. Interns learn how to apply technical elements of theater such as lighting design, videography, audio engineering, carpentry, and production design to live and recorded stage productions.

Applications for this internship are now closed.
The Apollo Apprenticeship
The Apollo Apprenticeship provides college students with pre-professional experience in the arts and entertainment industries. Apprentices receive training and mentoring as they work with Apollo staff to design, implement, and manage projects and/or events.
Apollo Young Producers
A collective of Apollo Theater Academy alumni, the Apollo Young Producers (AYP) conceive and produce events to connect young artists to The Apollo, providing a new creative space for collaboration and showcasing artistry and ideas.
Apollo Theater Academy Events
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The Apollo Stages at The Victoria
Teen Takeover: At The Boiling Point

Teens are heating up 2024! From the freshest trends to breakout artists, the energy is wild.

Don’t miss Teen Takeover: At the Boiling Point - marking Teen Takeover’s 10th unforgettable year! This is where time slows down, pressure builds, passion and creativity are unleashed! Expect insane live performances, interactive experiences, and a DJ with the hottest tracks.

This summer’s standout event is where you’ll glow, meet new peeps, and unleash your creative side. Brought to you by this year’s cohort of  Apollo Theater Academy High School Interns, it’s gonna be legendary!

RSVP NOW for the event of the summer, made for teens, by teens.

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apollo Career Panels

Apollo Education hosts a series of interviews and panel discussions with professionals in the arts, media, and entertainment industry. The interview panels offer teens and adults interested in pursuing careers in entertainment exclusive access to insider knowledge and professional guidance. Apollo Career Panels are free to attend!

Upcoming Events

Meet The Apollo Apprentices

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Through an 18-month program, Apollo Apprentices receive training and mentorship from Apollo staff as they design, implement, and produce their own projects and events. Meet our apprenticeship cohorts.
New York,
Mary Olivette Bookman
Voice Actress
Mary Olivette Bookman is an emerging music and theater educator, creator, and producer from Mobile, Alabama earning her Bachelor of Arts in Music at Fordham University. She has continuously sought out opportunities to utilize the performing arts to educate and inspire, including: creating and hosting "Music Therapy" on her school's radio station, advising on Signature Theatre's college programming, and developing Fordham University's Black History Month events highlighting the Black joy, excellence, and resilience that have guided her throughout her life. In addition, she has also interned with The East Harlem School and Teach for America, to bring more equitable and personal liberal and performing arts education to those in underrepresented communities. Mary Olivette plans on completing her Master of Science in Teaching at Fordham University and will continue working to create performing arts educational opportunities and programming within theaters and schools in New York and Mobile, Alabama. She hopes to use all these lessons and experiences to open a youth performing arts center in her hometown, giving youth of color, especially low-income youth, the opportunity to learn and express themselves through the performing arts.
London, UK
Naomi Jones
Voice Actress
Naomi Jones hails from Brooklyn, New York, and is a graduating senior at Barnard College majoring in Africana Studies. She is passionate about performing arts, Black history, and education. Her goal is to merge all of these together to create a space where Black children can learn how to express themselves and build their confidence. She enjoys all things theater production, especially stage management, and hopes to learn as much as possible during her apprenticeship before entering a career in performing arts education.
Los Angeles, US
Isaias Morales-Sepulveda
Supporting Actress
Isaias Morales-Sepulveda has recently graduated college with a BFA in Multimedia Performing Arts from Lehman College with honors and received the Excellence in Undergraduate Studies award. He directed and showcased a story about the colonization of Puerto Rico and Jamaica through Bomba and the many rhythmic beats of the Caribbean. He recently had his first play Pushed Out produced at Lehman College at the New Playwrights Festival. He was also an assistant director on the student-devised multimedia piece called Pa’Lante at Lehman College. He is very excited to work at such a historic theater. He can’t wait to make many meaningful and, hopefully, long-lasting impressions and connections. He does this work through

Education Programs

A School Tour at Apollo Theater

The Apollo offers engaging music, dance, and theater instruction while highlighting its rich history and ongoing significance to Harlem and Black culture. Programs are inquiry-based, interactive, and interdisciplinary, and Apollo School Programs connect to national, state, and local arts and academic standards.

Discover more about The Apollo’s workshops and residencies, School Tours, School Day Live performances, distance learning options, and partnerships and special projects.

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Apollo School Apprentices

The Apollo Theater Academy provides opportunities for young adults in the performing arts and entertainment fields through workshops, internships, apprenticeships, and events.

  • The Arts Administration Internship explores the impact of arts administration on live and recorded productions at The Apollo, where students develop a concept for the signature summer event, Teen Takeover.
  • The Technical Stage Production Internship assigns students to work with members of The Apollo’s production crew, where they gain experience applying technical elements of theater such as lighting design, videography, audio engineering, carpentry, and production design to live and recorded stage productions.
  • The Apprenticeship program provides college students and recent graduates with training and mentorship as they work with Apollo staff to design, implement, and produce their own projects and/or events.
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With Professional Learning workshops, Apollo Education energizes, inspires, and provides K-12 educators with resources and hands-on activities to connect the arts to classroom curricula, all while meeting educational and arts standards.

Professional Learning workshops are available to educators from all grade levels and disciplines. Workshops are intended to benefit both educators and their students and to provide educators with methods and strategies for teaching and learning through the arts and across disciplines. The Apollo is a NYS-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits.

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Apollo Stories is an interactive digital learning hub for high school educators who want to spark critical thinking in the minds of their students. It provides lesson plans, resources, and activities that explore justice, culture, and identity. The inaugural lessons are built around The Apollo’s world premiere stage adaptation of Ta Nehisi-Coates' Between the World and Me.Geared towards activating and amplifying the voices of high school-aged students, the program gives young people a framework to understand and navigate issues of contemporary America and reflects The Apollo’s commitment to utilizing the arts and humanities to foster conversation centered on the Black experience.

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Apollo School Tours highlight the legendary history and performers of The Apollo, and the impact on music and performing arts development. All tours are thematic, inquiry-based, interactive, and use multimedia. They also connect to national, state, and local arts and academic standards. Bring your students to experience the legacy and learn the history of The Apollo!

For questions, please email The Apollo at school.programs@apollotheater.org.

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GET IN TOUCH

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The Apollo’s Historic Theater
253 W 125th Street,
New York, NY 10027
The Apollo Stages

at The Victoria
233 W 125th Street, Third Floor,
New York, NY 10027