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EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center

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This place is always interesting.

I've been here a number of times. Their store and exhibits are always interesting. One of the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Troy, New York

We are fortunate to have a world class performance/media space in our midst. Being... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Haynersville, NY
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

I've been here a number of times. Their store and exhibits are always interesting. One of the things that interest me are the various classes they offer in the arts.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 195carld
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We are fortunate to have a world class performance/media space in our midst. Being experimental/avant garde you are certainly not going to like everything. Sometimes it feels like the artist is stretching but sometimes, sometimes! the artist stretches you. A choral work in the black...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank CravenMaCree
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Have attended several different concerts here and enjoyed every one. Be sure to sit along the sides if you like a movable chair with lots of leg room, although every seat is comfortable and has good line of vision. Just wish there were more student...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JudyTroy_NY
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Tremendous venue for a concert! The sound is incredible and the sight lines are great. There’s also a great cafe for intermission!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank kmV8473DT
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful eveing out with friends to hear the albany symphony orchestra perform new American music pieces. The architecture was stunning inside and outside. sound acoustics in the main theatre were perfect and the seating from the upper balcony was pretty good Lovely space...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank bluesmama11
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We traveled to Albany area to hear Albany Pro Musica at Troy's EMPAC; the concert itself was stunning and I was surprised to find such a large and excellent choral presence in Albany. The hall itself is a beautiful gem of a performance space, both...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank MK_in_VT
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I said the quietest, maybe it isn't, they don't claim that. However, it is the quietest you are ever likely to experience. The facility is beautiful inside, and acoustically as close to perfect as is unreasonably possible. They spared no expense to make a technically...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank TroyWoody
Reviewed 23 April 2016

There is no bad seat in the house. This theater has perfect sound, perfect accessibility, and PHENOMENAL sound!!!!

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

On the hill, located on the RPI campus is EMPAC. There are multiple performance halls and main concert hall (Big wooden ball) once earned the award for most acoustically perfect building. It has since lost the title to another building on Europe. The staff helps...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Koldslaw
Reviewed 15 April 2015

On the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), EMPAC stands out as very impressive when viewing the Troy skyline from the west side of the Hudson River. Some early reviewers have been disappointed that this facility was not being utilized as an entertainment venue. Certainly,...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Roger K
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