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Address: Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12220
Phone Number: 518-473-1061
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Description: 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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An amazing bit of architecture.

Impressive to see from a distance and up close. Accommodates large and small shows. Was there for the Sweet Adeline contest and was impressed with the theater. The only problem... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Impressive to see from a distance and up close. Accommodates large and small shows. Was there for the Sweet Adeline contest and was impressed with the theater. The only problem was the lines for the one ladies room on the level of the event. Perhaps an update with a coed bathroom could be a consideration to increase the availability of... More 

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warwick ny
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We've seen bands like the Carolina Chocolate Drop Girls, Gaelic Storm, etc. The acoustics are phenomenal. It's a very intimate space and you get to feel like you're sitting with the entertainers. Some bands will actually meet you and sign CDs, shirts and stuff, The steps to the seats are a little steep so watch your step. And if you... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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89 reviews 89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Took them a while to get the mix correct for a recent Joan Armatrading concert, but when they did, it was a comfy place to be. Seems like there there are no bad seats in the house and I did not feel crammed in to the person next to me. Would absolutely go there again for a concert.

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Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Wonderful venue, fab sound, but a bit loose in the administration. Please change the following: 1)Announce how long the intermission will be; don't make us guess: "Do I have time for a drink, to buy a cd from the warm-up act, to go to the washroom?" 2) Stop seating people after 15 minutes into the opening act - it is... More 

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Dagsboro, Delaware
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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38 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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141 reviews 141 reviews
61 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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