The Apollo Stages at the Victoria Theater


The Apollo Stages at the Victoria Theater marks the first physical expansion in The Apollo’s 90-year history. Featuring two flexible, state-of-the-art black box theaters, gathering spaces, exhibition space, and administrative offices designed by KGA, all within what was Lowe’s Victoria Theater (designed by architect Thomas Lamb and opened in 1918), The Apollo Stages at the Victoria Theater advances the non-profit organization’s mission to support emerging and established artists of color across disciplines, and further solidifies it as an artistic, educational, and civic resource and cultural anchor within the community.


  • 25,000 square feet (usable)
  • New state-of-the-art black box theaters
  • New AV and theatrical lighting systems
  • Shared lobby with concessions
  • Executive offices


The expanded venue allows The Apollo to offer additional opportunities and programming to the artists, collaborators, staff, audiences, community members, students, teachers, and tourists who visit Harlem, further extending its commitment to artistic creation, incubation of new works, and collaboration for Black and African Diasporic arts and artists.