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EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center

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This place is always interesting.

I've been here a number of times. Their store and exhibits are always interesting. One of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
195carld
Experimental

We are fortunate to have a world class performance/media space in our midst. Being... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2018
CravenMaCree
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110 8th St, Troy, NY 12180-3522
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here a number of times. Their store and exhibits are always interesting. One of the things that interest me are the various classes they offer in the arts.

Thank 195carld
Reviewed May 21, 2018

We are fortunate to have a world class performance/media space in our midst. Being experimental/avant garde you are certainly not going to like everything. Sometimes it feels like the artist is stretching but sometimes, sometimes! the artist stretches you. A choral work in the black...More

Thank CravenMaCree
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Have attended several different concerts here and enjoyed every one. Be sure to sit along the sides if you like a movable chair with lots of leg room, although every seat is comfortable and has good line of vision. Just wish there were more student...More

Thank JudyTroy_NY
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Tremendous venue for a concert! The sound is incredible and the sight lines are great. There’s also a great cafe for intermission!

Thank K. M
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful eveing out with friends to hear the albany symphony orchestra perform new American music pieces. The architecture was stunning inside and outside. sound acoustics in the main theatre were perfect and the seating from the upper balcony was pretty good Lovely space...More

Thank bluesmama11
Reviewed May 8, 2017

We traveled to Albany area to hear Albany Pro Musica at Troy's EMPAC; the concert itself was stunning and I was surprised to find such a large and excellent choral presence in Albany. The hall itself is a beautiful gem of a performance space, both...More

Thank MK_in_VT
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I said the quietest, maybe it isn't, they don't claim that. However, it is the quietest you are ever likely to experience. The facility is beautiful inside, and acoustically as close to perfect as is unreasonably possible. They spared no expense to make a technically...More

Thank TroyWoody
Reviewed April 22, 2016

There is no bad seat in the house. This theater has perfect sound, perfect accessibility, and PHENOMENAL sound!!!!

Thank Brian M
Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

On the hill, located on the RPI campus is EMPAC. There are multiple performance halls and main concert hall (Big wooden ball) once earned the award for most acoustically perfect building. It has since lost the title to another building on Europe. The staff helps...More

Thank Koldslaw
Reviewed April 14, 2015

On the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), EMPAC stands out as very impressive when viewing the Troy skyline from the west side of the Hudson River. Some early reviewers have been disappointed that this facility was not being utilized as an entertainment venue. Certainly,...More

Thank Roger K
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