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The Egg

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Address: Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12220
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Hovering dramatically over Empire State Plaza, The Egg is a world-class...

Hovering dramatically over Empire State Plaza, The Egg is a world-class performing arts complex.

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dwight yokam show

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

Reviewed 6 days ago
maryfemia
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albany ny
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albany ny
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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Cold Brook, New York
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 full minute at end of show down elevator and in the car not a typo.... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Thank SunnysideUpToronto
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 challenged mobility. too bad, since they feature great entertainers.

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Clinton, New York
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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814 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
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. it's located next to the convention hall. Sadly, one of the more exciting things to... More 

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Albany
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57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 it seemed like despite being father back, we had fantastic views and the sound was... More 

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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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, almost inter-active with the performers. Only water was allowed in the theater and the sales... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This building is very unique in the capitol of NYS .I cant imagine the cost of this structure, Make sure to bring your camera and try to visit in the daytime to really enjoy the sights of the Egg and surrounding areas

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