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Best Venue!

Two halls - one just less than 500, the other just under 1000, where you can see and hear from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Albany, New York
An Unusual Venue With An Eclectic Offering

The Egg (actually it doesn't look at all like an egg; I'd say more like a clam) is a performing... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Ellis P
Albany, New York
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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 3 weeks ago

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.

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

2  Thank Patti C
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

All seats are good!!!!! Its a hidden gem. Only wish more devise show there, only because I would like to go more often.

Thank carbo_38
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This is a performing arts center in the design of an egg. We saw this while touring the capitol complex. It is very cool.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
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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