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EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center

110 8th St, Troy, NY 12180-3522
+1 518-276-3921
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Fantastic performance space

Enjoyed a wonderful eveing out with friends to hear the albany symphony orchestra perform new... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Castleton On Hudson, New York
World Class Venue at RPI

We traveled to Albany area to hear Albany Pro Musica at Troy's EMPAC; the concert itself was... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Burlington, Vermont
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110 8th St, Troy, NY 12180-3522
+1 518-276-3921
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Reviewed 4 June 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 8 May 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 12 September 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 22 April 2016

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

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 22 February 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 15 April 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
Reviewed 16 January 2015

This facility is offered as one of the most advanced performing arts centers in the US, if not the entire world. Its excellent acoustical properties are commonly touted in tours, but in the multiple performances I have been to, these have never come into play....More

1  Thank Ted S
Reviewed 28 May 2014

EMPAC is the most modern-looking building on RPI campus as well as in Troy NY. It has auditoriums and theaters, and also has one or two diners. The terra cafe serves $7 lunch on Wednesday

1  Thank KoenigJacques
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The EMPAC is a state of the art modern facility, just up the hill from the downtown district of restaurants and bars ... ample parking, very comfortable... if you can find a concert you would like to experience, this is a great place to do...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 17 November 2013

We attended a conference at EMPAC and so did not experience a performance there. But we were blown away by the technology and the acoustic perfection of the studios and hall. Don't miss the video loop in the lobby showing the building under construction.

Thank Highland210
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