The Egg

The Egg showing a high-rise building, modern architecture and a pond

The Egg

One of the country’s most unique buildings, this performance space is both an architectural marvel and a great place to catch a show.

The Egg is a distinctive part of Albany’s skyline, its concrete dome particularly striking against the much more traditional Capitol building that stands just behind it. Unlike what its name may suggest, The Egg is amazingly durable, constructed of concrete poured onto a steel frame, placed on top of a sturdy stem that goes down six stories into the earth. Designed in the 1960s, it was a vision of modernity for Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. Devoted to the public encouragement of the arts, the massive Egg accommodates the presence of two performance spaces that bring world-renowned artists and entertainers to the city.

Approach the building from Rockefeller Plaza, whose wide-open space lends a particularly otherworldly aspect to The Egg rising above it. Come during the day to appreciate the distortion of its oblong shape in reflecting pools. Crane your head up to appreciate the unlikely curves as you enter through the base. Linger in the lobby for a small exhibit about the history and impact of the building as you sip a drink from the small commissary located there.

Ride your designated elevator up into The Egg itself and feel as though you are ascending into a ship from outer space. Get close to the performer, no matter your seat, as the rounded shape of the space hugs you in. Let the perplexing lines of the auditorium, which gently curve upward to a concave ceiling, bring you into closer communication with the entertainment as you leave the outside world behind.

The Egg is located at the northeastern end of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza in the center of the city, near the New York State Museum. Access the area easily by bus from other parts of the city or use the metered parking below the structure itself. Though most access within The Egg is via elevator, the site may be difficult to navigate for people with limited mobility. Food and drink are not allowed in the theaters. Tickets to events at The Egg are available at the box office, by phone or via its official website.

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