Be A Part of the Apollo's Future

We hope that you will consider making a gift to the Apollo Theater to support the work of this ever growing institution and celebrate the importance of African-American creative expression.

Your support will ensure that the Apollo continues to be the epicenter of Black culture and a thought leader in the community.

Donate Now

Mission Statement

The Apollo Theater is a commissioner and presenter; catalyst for new artists, audiences, and creative workforce; and partner in the projection of the African American narrative and its role in the development of American and global culture.

Vision Statement

The Apollo Theater envisions a new American canon centered on contributions to the performing arts by artists of the African diaspora, in America and beyond.

The Apollo Theater Foundation is a 501c3 Nonprofit.



Apollo members provide crucial financial support for the Apollo’s world-class live performance, community and education programs. With three different groups to choose from, you can experience all the Apollo offers in a variety of ways.  Exclusive Insider Benefits are the Apollo’s way of saying thanks for investing in our ongoing legacy.  Members enjoy:

  • VIP seating at all Apollo Presents performances
  • Invitations to dress rehearsals and other behind-the-scenes events
  • Special meet-the-artist opportunities
  • Pre- and Post-Show receptions
  • And so much more!
Apollo Insiders Young Patrons  Legends Circle  EmpowHer

Questions? Please call 212-531-5377 or send an email to the Membership Office.


Friend ($75-$149)

  • Early access to tickets before A-list members or any other presales.
  • Access to the best seats for Apollo Presents performances.
  • A-list discounts and special offers.
  • Invitations to two Insider Night receptions per year.
  • *10% discount on Apollo merchandise.
  • Apollo Insider newsletter featuring the inside scoop on all things Apollo.

Bronze Insider ($150- $249)

  • Bronze Insiders get all of the above plus:
  • 10% discount on “Mr. Apollo” Billy Mitchell’s legendary historic tours (subject to availability).
  • Access to house seats for our world-famous Amateur Night (subject to availability).


Silver Insider ($250-$499)

  • SILVER Insiders get all of the above plus:
  • Invitations to exclusive rehearsals.
  • Access to a behind-the-scenes look at Amateur Night auditions.
  • *Two free drinks at one Apollo Music Café and/or Comedy Club per year.


Gold Insider ($500-$999)

  • In addition to all of the above, GOLD Insiders get:
  • Access to private back stage tours.
  • *VIP seating for Apollo Music Café and/or Comedy Club.
  • Invitation to the season opening event.


Platinum Insider ($1000-$2,499)

  • Being a PLATINUM Insider is where it’s at with a personalized ticket concierge
  • Personalized ticket concierge.
  • *Ability to skip the line for all Apollo shows (with 24 hour notice).
  • *Two free drinks at all Apollo Presents main stage performances.

VIP Insider ($2,500-$4,999)

  • VIP membership includes all of the above plus:
  • Name recognition in all our programs and collateral material.
  • Access to two Amateur Night rehearsals per year.


Premiere Insider ($5,000-$9,999)

  • All previously listed benefits plus:
  • Invitations to all pre-show dinners with members of the Apollo Theater leadership.
  • Annual limited edition print from the Apollo archives.
  • A copy of the Apollo’s book “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing”.
Join Today
* Must have card present


Young Patrons Program


Young Patrons in their 20’s and 30’s, who make an annual minimum gift of $250, attend exclusive events throughout the year, receive preferred pricing for signature fundraising events and enjoy a host of other great benefits.

Donate Now

Tier 2| Young Patron Member| $250 (Couples $400)

  • Invitation to monthly AYP events
  • Invitation to special events with major donors and members of the Board of Directors
  • Invitations to select rehearsals and receptions
  • Access to prime seating for Apollo Presents performances
  • 10% discount on the Apollo Merchandise
  • 10% discount on the Historic Tours
  • Significant discount on Dining with the Divas and Spring Gala tickets

Tier 1| Apollo Headliners| $500 (Couples $800)

All of tTier 2 benefits plus...

  • Skip the line VIP entry at select performances
  • Private backstage tour for four with apollo Historian, Billy Mitchell
  • Spotlight on AYP social media pages
  • Bring a +1 to Gala at the discounted AYP price
  • Invitation to select pre-event cocktail receptions and toasts
  • Invitation to the Apollo Board of Directors holiday party


Apollo EmpowHer

Join the Apollo's Women's Network

Apollo EmpowHer is a group of dynamic and diverse women who are making a difference for teens in the Apollo Theater's career development programs, introducing over 2,500 students to behind-the-scenes careers in the performing arts and entertainment industries over the past year.

Members contribute $2,500 or more annually and come together for networking opportunities, fundraising events, and other activities to connect with the Apollo, the education programs they are supporting, and each other.

Donate Now Learn More



Gifts of $10,000 and above are recognized through the Apollo’s Legends Circle. As recognition for their leadership support, members receive invitations to exclusive receptions with Apollo artists, members of the Apollo’s Artistic team and leadership, as well as a customizable suite of benefits that can include presenting sponsor listing for Apollo Music Café and Apollo Presents main-stage performances and more. For additional information, please contact Donna Lieberman, Chief Development Officer, at (212) 531-5331 or [email protected]



Align with the iconic Apollo Theater to reach a diverse and engaged audience, achieve marketing impact, create unique activation experiences, and accomplish your business objectives.

To learn more about developing a custom sponsorship that fits your brand's needs contact Sarah Rodriguez at [email protected] or 212-531-5385.


Each year some of New York’s most glamorous and exciting special events are exclusive Apollo fund-raisers. Each one is an opportunity to mingle with the movers and shakers of the New York and global entertainment, political and philanthropic communities, while supporting the Apollo’s vital programs.


Dining with the Divas Luncheon
Thursday, February 13


Apollo in the Hamptons - A Night of Legends
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Annual Spring Gala
Monday, June 10, 2019

Dining with the Divas Luncheon
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Annual Spring Gala
Monday, June 4, 2018

Apollo in the Hamptons - A Night of Legends
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Dining with the Divas Luncheon
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Apollo in the Hamptons - A Night of Legends
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Annual Spring Gala
Monday, June 12, 2017

Dining with the Divas Luncheon
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Apollo in the Hamptons – A Night of Legends
Saturday, August 20, 2016


Proceeds from these events provide vital support for the Apollo’s educational, community and performing arts initiatives.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Hyppolite at 212.531.5330 or via email.


We salute the generous supporters of our 2019-2020 season.

Donor Listing  Donate Now