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Not a bad seat in the place

We saw a comedy show. Upon reading the reviews, we were nervous about not finding parking and how... read more

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Perfect venue!

View and sound are so excellent. Not a bad seat in the house. Perfect venue for musical guests. I... read more

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Hovering dramatically over Empire State Plaza, The Egg is a world-class performing arts complex.
Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12220
+1 518-473-1061
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw a comedy show. Upon reading the reviews, we were nervous about not finding parking and how much of a walk to and from in the outside weather. So earlier in the day we drove down to check it out. We didn’t take the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

View and sound are so excellent. Not a bad seat in the house. Perfect venue for musical guests. I have seen Ken Mo, Robert Cray, Boz Skaggs, Leon Russell, Lyle Lovett, Leon Russell, and many others. Acoustics are really great!

1  Thank SusN11
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Two halls - one just less than 500, the other just under 1000, where you can see and hear from every seat. Nicely sloped. One concert I was in the second row, and was closer to the main singer than the bass player on the...More

Thank NossonMeir
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The Egg (actually it doesn't look at all like an egg; I'd say more like a clam) is a performing arts venue operated by the State of New York and situated (literally) on top of a state office complex. I've seen concerts at two of...More

Thank Ellis P
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

There are two theaters one with 982 seats and the other with 450 seats. In the middle of Empire State Plaza.

Thank Raimund C
Reviewed 14 February 2018

The Egg is great - not a bad seat to see the show - but the show was terrible - the David Bowie Tribute Concert was an insult to Bowie - the male singers were ok but the female singer was just terrible - the...More

2  Thank Lori A
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Loved it. Better leg room than most. Great, unobstructed views of the stage (from where I sat) and helpful staff. Architecture is delightfully whimsical and a breath of fresh air to the mediocre cattle boxes we’re herded into for entertainment.

1  Thank Heather S
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We go there a lot , no bad seats , acoustics are great and we alway look forward to the next show they have scheduled. This last one was WAR - a step back in time but soooo good! Thanks

Thank gary m
Reviewed 25 December 2017

We went to see a live performance of the Chinese Acrobat Troop. It is true that Every seat is great and we found being a little farther away gave us a better view. It was confusing as we left in the dark. The parking is...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This will not be a review of the artist— that was absolutely amazing— but rather of the venue itself. The Egg is an Egg-shaped building located downtown near The Trans Union building and the Museum. Parking is only $5.00! There is also free parking at...More

3  Thank Patti C
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12 May 2017|
Response from George G | Reviewed this property |
Park beneath the egg in the V lot (for visitors) for the Empire State Plaza.
katherine w
13 December 2016|
Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Hilton at 40 Lodge Street (essentially at State Street too). 5 Minute walk. Ask doorman for directions and you will be there in a jiffy...3 minutes if the crosswalk lights go your way. This is the second best option. Good... More