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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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Architecturally Beautiful

Have attended several different concerts here and enjoyed every one. Be sure to sit along the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Troy, NY
RPI RMA Concert

Tremendous venue for a concert! The sound is incredible and the sight lines are great. There’s also... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
K. M
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110 8th St, Troy, NY 12180-3522
+1 518-276-3921
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Have attended several different concerts here and enjoyed every one. Be sure to sit along the sides if you like a movable chair with lots of leg room, although every seat is comfortable and has good line of vision. Just wish there were more student...More

Thank JudyTroy_NY
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Tremendous venue for a concert! The sound is incredible and the sight lines are great. There’s also a great cafe for intermission!

Thank K. M
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 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...More

Thank TroyWoody
Reviewed 23 April 2016

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

Thank Brian M
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...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 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

1  Thank KoenigJacques
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