The Apollo Theater in Harlem is set for a $1 billion dollar expansion over the next few years. The current 1,600-seat venue will soon become two venues totaling about 4,300 seats. The new $300 million Apollo Performing Arts Complex (APAC) will take about five years to construct. The complex will include the now vacant Victoria Theater about 100 feet east on 125th street. The four small storefronts in between the Apollo and the Victoria will be purchased.
In addition to the two theaters, there are plans for a boutique hotel, a restaurant, a jazz museum, a retail store and live broadcast studios.