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The Egg, Albany

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The Egg is a performing arts venue in Albany, New York. Named for its shape, the building was designed by Harrison & Abramovitz as part of the Empire State Plaza project, and built between 1966 and 1978. It is located in the northeast corner of the Plaza. It has become an icon of New York's Capital District due to its unusual shape and central location. The New York State Office of General Services maintains the Egg. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Performing Arts Center Corporation is a New York state public-benefit corporation that was created in 1979 to manage the performing arts facility in the Empire State Plaza. The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, a modern dance performing arts group, has been the resident company at the Egg for 28 years.
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  • Not knowing what to expect, we decided to catch a show at the Egg. What a pleasant surprise. We were in the smaller of the two theaters - maybe about 500 seats. Great acoustics and not a bad seat in.....  more »
  • I went to a comedy show held at the egg for 10pm showing. Free parking at the museum, then you can walk in at the entrance to the plaza near there. You can pick up tickets at the ticket booth there. The line to get in can get long, and everyone is ushered upstairs by elevator which can take a while. There's a candy/drink bar upstairs, but there's not really food allowed inside of the venue. Seating is pretty in any spot. Inside is pretty clean and beautiful with a decent amount of room. No pictures are allowed inside. I would definitely go again.
  • Saw Railroad Earth on Valentine's day 2019. Awesome show. Always great acoustics. Intimate feel. Hassle free. Line for drinks was long... Not a concert bar setting like you often get with RRE. Not as much dancing. But much easier to see the show than at the theaters that don't have seating.

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