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School Tours


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. 

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