Apollo historic tours connect the past, the present, and the future of our legendary venue, revealing the significant contributions of African Americans and Latinos to the birth of global popular culture.  The tours are educational, informative, entertaining, and inspiring as tour director Billy Mitchell discloses little known facts about the theater and the legendary people who performed here. The tours tell the dramatic story of a proud people, an aspiring community, and the rapid growth of a small idea that provided something meaningful to everyone.

SCHEDULE A TOUR

To schedule a tour, contact Billy Mitchell, Tour Director
Email: click here
Phone: 212.531.5337

AVAILABILITY

Tours are offered to groups consisting of 20 people or more, however individuals or smaller groups can join a tour. Tours are also offered to elementary schools at the reduced rate of $10 per student. Please call to make all tour appointments.

DURATION

Each tour is one hour in length.

TOUR TIMES

  • Monday - 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
  • Tuesday - 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
  • Wednesday - 11am only* (please see below)
  • Thursday  - 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
  • Friday - 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
  • Saturday - 11am and 1pm
  • Sunday - 11am and 1pM

GROUP RATES

(Groups of 19 or less) 

  • Weekdays: $16/person
  • Weekends: $18/person

(Groups of 20 or more)

  • Weekdays: $14/person
  • Weekends: $16/person

INDIVIDUAL RATES

The Apollo does not offer individual tours.  Individuals may join group tours, based on availability. 

(Individuals & groups of 20 or less)

  • Weekdays: $16/person
  • Weekends: $18/person

STUDENT GROUP RATES

(Groups of 35 or more students)

  • $10/person for elementary schools
  • $14/person for middle and high schools

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*HISTORIC TOUR AND AMATEUR NIGHT HISTORIC TOUR PACKAGE

On Wednesdays only, enjoy two classic Apollo experiences in the same day with a historic tour at 11am and a performance of Amateur Night at the Apollo at 7:30pm.

  • $38pp (Historic Tour and Orchestra Seat)
  • $33pp (Historic Tour and Lower Mezzanine Seat)
  • $28pp (Historic Tour and Upper Mezzanine Seat)

Please note, prices are different for Top Dog and Super Top Dog performances!
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GIFT SHOP

When you visit, don't forget to stop by our Apollo Store to purchase a memento of your visit to the Theater. 
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APOLLO INTERACTIVE TIMELINE

Click here to view Biography.com's Interactive Timeline of the Apollo Theater