Amateur Night

Amateur Night Auditions

Amateur Night at the Apollo is looking for the best singers, dancers, comedians, rappers, spoken word artists, variety acts, and musicians for 2023. 

Adults aged 18+ who are chosen from the audition will have the chance to perform and compete for the grand prize of up to $20,000. Performers ages 5-17 can compete to be recognized as a “Child Star of Tomorrow” for an opportunity to win a prize of $5,000.

Live auditions will be held at the Apollo Theater located at 253 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027. Please arrive early. Only the first 200 acts will be seen.

Amateur Night Auditions and Requirements


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Covid-19 Guidelines

SAFETY PROTOCOLS: All contestants–including parents and chaperones– must be fully vaccinated; be able to show proof of vaccination and photo ID, and provide a negative COVID (rapid or PCR) test result taken no more than 48 hours in advance of the audition. Face masks will be mandatory for participation. Eating and drinking can only occur in designated areas.