Apollo Historic Tours
The Apollo Historic tour provides patrons with the opportunity to visit our historic theater and explore the legendary history of the Apollo with behind-the-scenes access to the place “Where Stars are Born and Legends are Made!” This tour connects the past, present, and future of the Apollo through the entertaining and inspiring storytelling of Apollo historian Billy “Mr. Apollo” Mitchell.
Mr. Billy Mitchell has interacted with thousands of visitors from around the world, transporting them through the Apollo’s history and pivotal eras in Harlem with a unique presentation that is part performance and part historical lecture. With his backstage memories and stories about Apollo legends like James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, and more, Mr. Mitchell provides a unique behind-the-scenes insight that only a true insider can give.
ConEdison is the lead supporter of the Apollo Theater’s Historic Tour program.
Face coverings are optional but encouraged for all attendees while inside the theater.
Learn more about our COVID policies
By Reservation Only
Tour reservations are offered to groups of 20 or more. Individuals and groups with less than 20 participants can join an existing tour if one is scheduled on your preferred date.
Due to COVID protocol, the Apollo is restricting each tour to a maximum of 55 people at one time.
Based on theater availability
Times: 11am and 1pm
Times: 11am and 1pm
Tours MUST be scheduled in advance. Date and times are based on calendar availability.
The Historic Apollo is a working theater and tours are often scheduled around the various productions.
Length of Tour
Each tour is 60-75 min. in length
Groups of 20 – 55 people
Weekdays (Monday & Wednesday) $15/person
Weekends (Saturday.) $17/person
Individuals & groups of 19 or less
PLEASE NOTE: Individuals and smaller groups can join an existing tour if one is scheduled on your preferred date.
School Groups, K-6th grade $10
*For specific School Tours that are curriculum based, please contact Education Program for more information: https://www.apollotheater.org/education/schools/school-tours/
All ticket sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges
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Billy Mitchell, Tour Director
Email: [email protected]