Costume Design – Telling the Story and Creating the Character

The Apollo’s Career Panel series provides a behind-the-scenes look at lesser-known careers in arts and entertainment and shines a spotlight on people of color working in creative industries. Part panel…

Healing, Joy and Liberation: Mental Health and the Arts

Artistic and creative practices have long been thought to have positive effects on mental health and wellness, transmuting traumatic feelings and their effects into opportunities for introspection, creation, and celebration…

In Conversation: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Black Thought

Hailed as “our most vital public intellectual” (Vanity Fair), MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Ta-Nehisi Coates has graced the Apollo stage many times including the theatrical premiere of his seminal work Between…

Live Wire from the Archives: Bridging the Diaspora

From Babatundi Olatunji and Hugh Masekela to Miriam Makeba, Salif Keita, and Burna Boy, the Apollo stage has provided a nexus between the African and the African American performance experience….

Imagenation’s Cocktails and Sol Cinema

Queen of Glory Writer, first-time feature director, and star Nana Mensah (Netflix’s The Chair and NBC’s New Amsterdam) provides a rare glimpse into New York’s Ghanaian-American community in this charming…

Black Notes/Femme Futures

The Apollo’s Live Wire series was created to spark deeper insight and consideration of the contribution of Black arts and culture to the broader American canon.  These electrifying events feature…

Deep River: Black Currents in Classical Music

There is a rich tradition of Black composers, conductors, and musicians in classical music, from William Grant Still, Scott Joplin, and Florence Price to Marian Anderson and Jessye Norman. Dr….

Community Meet Up: Young Changemakers

Apollo Young Producers present In Service: Young Changemakers   The Apollo Young Producers are a dynamic group of alumni from the Apollo’s high school and college programs that curate a…

Dining with the Divas 2022

Dining with the Divas is a unique event that highlights extraordinary women from various industries who serve as role models and mentors. This special luncheon attracts more than 350 guests…

Encore: Teen Takeover 2021 <br>What’s Next?

The Apollo has long served as a launchpad for many legendary artists, showcasing their unique artistry on our historic stage. Created by participants in the Apollo Theater Academy’s High School…