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The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12220
+1 518-473-1061
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All seats are good!!!!! Its a hidden gem. Only wish more devise show there, only because I would... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ballston Lake, New York
via mobile
Cool Design

This is a performing arts center in the design of an egg. We saw this while touring the capitol... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hovering dramatically over Empire State Plaza, The Egg is a world-class performing arts complex.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“great venue” (15 reviews)
Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12220
+1 518-473-1061
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We were visiting the State Capitol and this building caught our attention. It's very unusual shape makes it stand out among other buildings nearby. It's located among other state buildings in a nice square. It was closed when we visited early one Saturday morning but...More

1  Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 20 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

1  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
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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
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