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The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12220
+1 518-473-1061
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Performing Art for music and dancing

There are two theaters one with 982 seats and the other with 450 seats. In the middle of Empire... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raimund C
via mobile
David Bowie Tribute Concert

The Egg is great - not a bad seat to see the show - but the show was terrible - the David Bowie... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Lori A
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Galway, New York
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Hovering dramatically over Empire State Plaza, The Egg is a world-class performing arts complex.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12220
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+1 518-473-1061
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"great acoustics"
in 7 reviews
"performing arts"
in 4 reviews
"no bad seats"
in 5 reviews
"opening act"
in 2 reviews
"comfortable seats"
in 5 reviews
"ladies room"
in 3 reviews
"empire state plaza"
in 10 reviews
"concert venue"
in 3 reviews
"parking garage"
in 4 reviews
"concourse level"
in 2 reviews
"box office"
in 2 reviews
"unique building"
in 2 reviews
"times union center"
in 2 reviews
"seating"
in 18 reviews
"stage"
in 15 reviews
"performers"
in 6 reviews
"architecture"
in 14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are two theaters one with 982 seats and the other with 450 seats. In the middle of Empire State Plaza.

Thank Raimund C
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

The Egg is great - not a bad seat to see the show - but the show was terrible - the David Bowie Tribute Concert was an insult to Bowie - the male singers were ok but the female singer was just terrible - the...More

2  Thank Lori A
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Loved it. Better leg room than most. Great, unobstructed views of the stage (from where I sat) and helpful staff. Architecture is delightfully whimsical and a breath of fresh air to the mediocre cattle boxes we’re herded into for entertainment.

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We go there a lot , no bad seats , acoustics are great and we alway look forward to the next show they have scheduled. This last one was WAR - a step back in time but soooo good! Thanks

Thank diverdoc2014
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

We went to see a live performance of the Chinese Acrobat Troop. It is true that Every seat is great and we found being a little farther away gave us a better view. It was confusing as we left in the dark. The parking is...More

Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This will not be a review of the artist— that was absolutely amazing— but rather of the venue itself. The Egg is an Egg-shaped building located downtown near The Trans Union building and the Museum. Parking is only $5.00! There is also free parking at...More

1  Thank Patti C
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

All seats are good!!!!! Its a hidden gem. Only wish more devise show there, only because I would like to go more often.

Thank carbo_38
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This is a performing arts center in the design of an egg. We saw this while touring the capitol complex. It is very cool.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We were visiting the State Capitol and this building caught our attention. It's very unusual shape makes it stand out among other buildings nearby. It's located among other state buildings in a nice square. It was closed when we visited early one Saturday morning but...More

1  Thank BigMerk
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

My husband and I were staying a night in Albany and wanted to go downtown to see "The Egg". It is a performing arts venue that took about 12 years to build. It was easy to pick it out from other buildings due to its...More

1  Thank Anne M
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philhZ7413PF
13 May 2017|
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Response from George G | Reviewed this property |
Park beneath the egg in the V lot (for visitors) for the Empire State Plaza.
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katherine w
13 December 2016|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Hilton at 40 Lodge Street (essentially at State Street too). 5 Minute walk. Ask doorman for directions and you will be there in a jiffy...3 minutes if the crosswalk lights go your way. This is the second best option. Good... More
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Muchtalent
28 December 2015|
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Response from Roger K | Reviewed this property |
Each of the several performances that I've attended in the Hart Theatre has had two small counters in the lobby where a very limited variety of bottled beers and glasses of wine are sold. I don't recall if the smaller Swyer... More
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