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EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center

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Address: 110 8th Street, Troy, NY
Phone Number: +1 518-276-3921
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Quietest Performance Hall In The World

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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Troy New York

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Troy New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 amazing, flexible hall, with two performance studios (black box) and a smaller hall to match.... More 

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Troy, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

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

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 artists execute their performances in a lot of ways. On most nights you can catch... More 

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Thank Koldslaw
Clifton Park, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, “entertainment” is in the eye of the beholder, but there should be no excuse for... More 

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Thank Roger K
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1 of 5 bubbles 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. The managers of this facility mostly book based on the "experimental" side of this center,... More 

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Thank Ted S
Troy, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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

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Stephentown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 so... the offerings are eclectic though

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

I was there on a college visit with my son. I enjoyed marveling at the architecture on the inside and out. What's interesting is that there is a balcony behind the stage. You don't see that very often in performance spaces, unless it's a theatre-in-the-round.

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Thank mizlgw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is a place where you experience the best of today's modern media presentations! I have seen several events at this place, some good, and some great! The building and the presentation spaces are spectacular. All in all, a well spent time!

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