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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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America (the band)

Great place for small concerts, if you can catch a show you'll be very pleased. Check the concerts coming up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Dane V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place for small concerts, if you can catch a show you'll be very pleased. Check the concerts coming up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is beautiful although I didn't see any shows their was a small exhibit about the building in the lobby which I read.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Egg is such a unique venue! You can appreciate it from the outside as well as from the inside. While we did not attend any venues inside the theater, we did attend my husband's graduation which was in a meeting room under The Egg. It was awesome! Great photo ops all around The Egg including shooting from across the... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit in Albany. Good place for walking and for checking out the views. The performances are great in cozy theaters. Just be prepared for a lot of walking to and from parking garage. Sometimes it is a little confusing.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

The Egg has a bizarre architecture from the outside. It is difficult to take a glance at the building because parking in the area is a problem

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Thank Ronald B
Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Perhaps, tourists would be amused by the architecture and history of the Egg. But, locals know that this big spaceship floating amongst stately architecture is a fantastic place to attend concerts. The performance area is relatively small and the structure provides incredible acoustics! (& given the limited venues for great music and national acts, this place is a gem!)

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Wonderful place for Live Music, Small Plays, Comedians etc. Small Bar in lobby. Beer Wine etc. Free parking in underground garage. Elevators available. Recommended.

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Albany, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Different, but not "special." Like the rest of the facility that it is part of, very institutional and utilitarian. Unless present for a program, not sure what the attraction would be.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 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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