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The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12220
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Ranked #5 of 28 Attractions in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Hovering dramatically over Empire State Plaza, The Egg is a world-class performing arts complex.

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Dagsboro, Delaware
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

What an amazing place to see a concert. Definitely took a litle getting used to. We were on top floor or a concert. Everything is in the round, which was kewl. Even walking down to our seats in front of the stage was fun. Sound was great. Would definitely go here again.

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Queensland, Australia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately we were there at the wrong time of day for a guided tour, but we very much enjoyed walking around the outside and into the yolk! I remember this building being built when I was a child, so it was wonderful to come back to Albany after many years and see the whole Empire State Plaza completed. We had... More

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Majorca, Spain
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61 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The shape of the building is so unusual (shaped like an egg), but it seems to blend in with surrounding buildings. I managed to see John Hiatt in concert and the sound is just amazing. JH commented, that he loved playing this venue for the acoustics. There is plenty of leg room between seats and perhaps not a bad seat... More

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Utica, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Not a bad seat in the house. Plenty of room between the rows and great height between rows so sitting behind a tall person is not a problem. Acoustics are great,

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DeWitt, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had always heard about The Egg but never been inside. Being from out of town, we were impressed with the ease of navigating the expressways and signage to get there. The parking garage is underneath. There were plenty of staff dedicated to guiding you to the "will call window", restrooms, elevators, seats, etc. The theater has tiered seating which... More

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Very unique architecture - definitely worth a walk around. There's also a museum nearby. Close to other attractions.

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Boise, Idaho
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8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Worth a visit, if you are also interested in walking around the historic capitol area. Buildings are a mix of old and new with a large water feature and views of downtown Albany and the Hudson River.

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Sanbornton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We walked about Albany looking at buildings and statues and came upon this neat structure. Had we more time I would have suggested attending a show at The Egg. Perhaps next time.

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New York
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very unique building! Want to see a show here someday. I heard its a good venue to see someone. My wife can't believe it doesn't fall over! She's nervous about going in the venue.

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Chicago, Illinois
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81 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It is a cool building and well worth seeing. we did not attend an event here but walked through as an event was getting ready to start. It is a cool design but very late 60's / 70's. It compliments the plaza well and there are great views from just outside it. Stop by

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