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Address: Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12220
Phone Number: 518-473-1061
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Hovering dramatically over Empire State Plaza, The Egg is a world-class...

Hovering dramatically over Empire State Plaza, The Egg is a world-class performing arts complex.

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I have seen many shows over the years and this is my favorite venue. The theaters are small and intimate. Acoustic are fantastic. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great variety... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
perky518
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Athens
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit here was not the most pleasant.Parking is plentiful but cost $5 or $10.Get in the elevator & up to the concourse where signage to the actual concert venue is sparse. After the concert begins (Hammer Of The Gods) there are no refreshments available whether alcohol or water is your choice. Inside the theatre there is not a... More 

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Thank Winfred B
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have seen many shows over the years and this is my favorite venue. The theaters are small and intimate. Acoustic are fantastic. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great variety of artists and shows all year long. Love the Egg!

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Thank perky518
Ithaca, New York
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Our first time at the Egg, to see Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. Beautiful venue, fantastic sound. Seats were comfortable, with a good amount of room side to side and great leg room. The old cliche of "not a bad seat in the place" totally true for this venue--at a capacity of only 980, all seats feel intimate with... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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204 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

This place is great. I went to Peter Frampton concert and the acoustic of the place was amazing. Great space inside. Great seats. I love this place.

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Thank MariaCFC
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130 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

If you have a chance to see a show at the egg don't pass it up. Parking is pretty easy to find and the venue is terrific. Very interesting architecture.

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Clifton Park, NY
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290 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I watched this performance center being built from my office back in the ‘70s. It was amazing then and is amazing now. There are two performance rooms in the above ground part of the structure, the larger Kitty Carlisle Hart venue and the smaller Lewis A. Swyer venue. Every seat in both theaters offers a full, unobstructed view of the... More 

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Thank Roger K
Galway, New York
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436 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Went to the Egg for the Peter Frampton Concert - He was really good - the Egg is a great place - sound is very good and every seat is good - His son opened for him - he is no way as good as his father - played and played on many different guitars - and talked about each... More 

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Thank Lori A
Rochester, New York
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

It's fascinating to look at from outside. Inside very comfortable - enough room between rows so people can walk by, it seems not a bad seat in house. Our concert did have a lot of late, and very late, arrivals - it was annoying that the ushers kept bringing them in, so had to use little flashlights that were quite... More 

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Montreal, Quebec
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97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Ate lunch outside on public sitting area. Decided to go in and see what was inside this mysterious building. Elevators going no-where. A lower area with an office. Might be dance studios upstairs looking at posters inside gave clue. Don't bother going inside, just enjoy the exterior. It is made of cement.

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Thank arizawe
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

This place is so pretty!!!! It's a must see if you're in Albany. There is also a nice terrace to look off of behind it where you can get a nice view of the city

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