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The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12220
+1 518-473-1061
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Not your average performing arts venue

My husband and I were staying a night in Albany and wanted to go downtown to see "The Egg". It is... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Anne M
Hendersonville, North Carolina
dwight yokam show

comfortable seats and good sound for Dwight.opening act was a little too loud.seats are comfortable... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
albany ny
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Hovering dramatically over Empire State Plaza, The Egg is a world-class performing arts complex.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12220
+1 518-473-1061
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

My husband and I were staying a night in Albany and wanted to go downtown to see "The Egg". It is a performing arts venue that took about 12 years to build. It was easy to pick it out from other buildings due to its...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

comfortable seats and good sound for Dwight.opening act was a little too loud.seats are comfortable and staff friendly and helpful.

Thank maryfemia
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Ok not only to they book great prog acts like Steve Hackett and Carl Palmer but it's the seating and convinence. I drive 100 miles each way from central ny. $5 parking right under the egg and so easy access from thruway. It took a...More

Thank JohnS1026
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The acoustics are incredible and there were two separate artists playing shows that night on different levels of the egg which does not look large enough from the outside. Obviously its an extra large egg!

Thank SunnysideUpToronto
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Diverse programming. Size creates intimacy with performers. Family friendly. Easy garage parking underneath. Iconic architecture. Comfortable seating--I am 6'4".Very first pricing. Staff and volunteer are top notch.The Egg is connected to the new Convention Center, Renaissance Hotel, Times Union Center, and Empire State Plaza/Capitol.

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 30 April 2017

intimate setting, courteous and polite volunteers and great acoustics. I use a walker and getting from the V parking lot to the theater is a hike and and then some. enjoyed the concert but would never recommend the egg as a place for someone with...More

Thank Jack D
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We attended a concert here and the Egg provided an intimate concert experience. Parking was easy at the Empire State Plaza for $5. I would definitely attend another concert here.

Thank George G
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Albany lacks a lot of things, namely fun or exciting things to do and see. The Egg is easily the most unique thing in Albany, and while it's good for a few photos, that's all we got out of it. It's certainly an odd structure....More

Thank jrobba
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Architecturally, this is a strange building but it adds a bit of charm to Albany's skyline. (I like to tell people who just moved to the area that it's our UFO building. :]) Inside, it's great for events. We saw a comedian once there and...More

Thank Chevy1806
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I had been waiting for a weekend show that we would both enjoy for 2 years! I was excited to visit this venue and didn't realize there were 2 stages inside. We were in the smaller area which made it a much more personal experience,...More

Thank Debbie S
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13 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
28 December 2015|
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Response from Roger K | Reviewed this property |
Each of the several performances that I've attended in the Hart Theatre has had two small counters in the lobby where a very limited variety of bottled beers and glasses of wine are sold. I don't recall if the smaller Swyer... More