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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2014
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Dagsboro, Delaware
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Dagsboro, Delaware
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128 reviews 128 reviews
24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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61 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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190 reviews 190 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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49 helpful votes 49 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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