THE APOLLO THEATER. Where stars are born and legends are made. Where icons, both old and new, play in a setting so intimate that the world-famous audience is always a major part of the show.

The Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., is pleased to present the Name-a-Seat Campaign, an integral part of the ambitious APOLLO RISING Capital Campaign a multi-year endeavor to raise capital funds to restore our landmark theater. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of the Apollo, its unrivalled legacy, and its exciting future.

Your tax-deductible donation will ensure that the Apollo experience is around for generations to come. We will link your gift to the Apollo's rich history. Classically-styled, engraved seat plaques will serve as lasting reminders of your support. Your generosity will strengthen the indelible mark that the Apollo has made on the Harlem community, stars, legends and audiences. It will ensure the Apollo's legacy as the cultural beacon and international icon that it is today.

 

THE LEGACY OF THE SEATS

In many ways, nothing is more representative of this unique history, legend and experience of the Apollo than the seats. There is no other theater that unites the performer and the audience like the Apollo.

The Name-a-Seat Campaign represents a celebration and recognition of the heart and soul of the Apollo and its audience. The restoration of the Apollo and its addition of uniform, historically significant, aesthetically pleasing seating captures the spirit of generations of audiences who have come to the place "where stars are born and legends are made."


BE PART OF THE REBIRTH

The Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., was established in 1991 by the State of New York and through the generous support of public and private funds. It is a nonprofit charitable organization, as designated under 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, dedicated to maintaining the historic Apollo Theater, preserving and advancing its legacy, celebrating the music and culture of communities of color, and developing educational and community outreach programming to benefit a broad cross-section of its local national and international audiences.

 

NAME A SEAT

Apollo Legends
First 8 Orchestra Rows
Seat(s) at $25,000 each

Showtime at the Apollo
Secondary Orchestra
Seat(s) at $10,000 each

Amateur Night
Rear Orch. and Primary Mezz.
Seat(s) at $5,000 each

Sandman Circle
Secondary Mezzanine
Seat(s) at $3,000 each
     
Tree of Hope
Upper Mezzanine
Seat(s) at 1,000 each

HARLEM JAZZ SHRINES

The Apollo Theater and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Harlem Nights/ U Street Lights an adventurous three-part program, exploring the deep musical connections between the Harlem and DC jazz scenes May 9th. Curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz, Jason Moran. MORE>>

WOW Festival

The Apollo and London’s Southbank Centre present a four-day Women of the World (WOW) festival in New York June 11-14, featuring performances, talks, mentoring sessions, music, film and debates that celebrate the talents of women and girls from all walks of life and all parts of the world. With special guests Iyanla Vanzant, Macy Gray and more! MORE>>

 

 

 

 

 


The Apollo's 2014-2015 season is made possible by lead support from Citi, the Coca-Cola Company, Troy and Keisha Dixon, Folonari Wines and Cavicchioli 1928, the Ford Foundation Fund for Global Programs, the Hearst Foundations, Robert K. Kraft, The Parsons Family Foundation, the Ronald O. Perelman Family Foundation, JoAnn Price, Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Earl W. and Amanda Stafford, Time Warner Inc., the Reginald Van Lee New Works Fund, the Apollo Board of Directors and many other generous donors.
 
Lead annual support is also provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.