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The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12220
518-473-1061
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Ranked #5 of 33 Attractions in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Traveler Description: Hovering dramatically over Empire State Plaza, The Egg is a world-class performing arts complex.  Designed by Wallace Harrison, construction of the... more »
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Utica, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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29 reviews 29 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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144 reviews 144 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
81 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It looks like something from outer space. It's incredible! It's an architectural wonder. It's so huge!

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Sarasota, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Rockefeller Plaza Mall area are well worth a visit. The Egg - a performing arts center - is the most striking structure on the Mall, but it also includes the State Museum and a very attractive set of modern buildings, all in sharp contrast to the imposing State Capital across the street, make for a nice walk, particularly when... More

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Winter Garden, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It's just a cool building to look at. Very unique in it's design. Inside there are shows and plays seasonally. I do not believe I have evey seen a building such as this.

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