Connect Your Classroom Curriculum to the Soul of American Culture
Apollo School Tours are 60 minutes in length and can accommodate up to 30 students and 5 chaperones per group.
The Apollo Theater is a New York City Department of Education Vendor – #133630066
Thank you for a successful 2022-23 School Tour season! There is no more availability for school tours during the current school year. We look forward to hosting your group next school year in 2023-24. We will open School Tour registration on Monday, October 2, 2023.
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Tour Program Choices
Apollo Highlights Tour
(Grades K – 12)
Through inquiry-based learning, students develop an understanding of Apollo’s history from its opening show in 1934 up through the 21st century. Students have an opportunity to participate in their own “mock” Amateur Night.
Music of the Apollo
(Grades K – 12)
Students will learn about music genres central to the Apollo’s legacy including Big Band, Blues, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, and Soul. Through multimedia primary and secondary source documents, students will understand the evolving nature of popular music genres.
Apollo Scavenger Hunt
(Grades K – 4)
This tour focuses on the physical structure of the Apollo as a theater and identifies those elements which distinguish it as a national landmark. Students learn specific architectural terms associated with the theater such as marquee, proscenium, and mezzanine. On a scavenger hunt, students will use an illustrated key to discover some of the distinctive features and details of the Apollo that often go unseen by many visitors.
The Apollo and the Harlem Renaissance
(Grades 3 – 12)
The Harlem Renaissance was a revolutionary era in early 20th century Black art and culture. On this tour, students are exposed to a selection of musicians and performers of this period. Through this engagement, students consider how artistic visionaries of the Harlem Renaissance continue to influence individuals, institutions, and communities today.
Planning Your Tour School Guide
Ready to book your Apollo School Tour? Please download and read the guide for frequently asked questions you may have before booking.
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