The Egg

Virtual Visit: The Egg Center for the Performing Arts

Explore the unique architecture of The Egg Center for the Performing Arts.
Virtual Visit: The Egg Center for the Performing Arts
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Virtual Visit: The Egg Center for the Performing Arts

Explore the unique architecture of The Egg Center for the Performing Arts.

Fast Facts

 

  1. To match The Egg's curved-shape, the elevators and chairs outside of each theater are circular-shaped.
  2. The large lounge area of The Egg hosts many Capital Region high school graduations and measures 10,000 square feet of space.
  3. The Egg's Board of Directors are chosen by the Governor, Senate, Assembly, the Albany County Executive and the State Office of General Services.
  4. The Egg received a new roof in 2019.
  5. The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company has been the resident company at The Egg for 28 years.
  6. During a circus performance, elephants rode up 9 stories from the loading dock on the freight elevator to the stage of the Hart Theater.
Trivia

 

Which building in South Korea has a similar design?
The ARC River Culture Pavilion in Daegu, South Korea has a similar egg-shaped design and it was completed in 2012.

Which famous actors did Kitty Carlisle Hart appear with during her film career?
Hart acted in several films including A Night at the Opera with the Marx Brothers in 1935 and She Loves Me Not and Here is My Heart both in 1934 with Bing Crosby.  Her last film appearance was in Catch Me If You Can in 2002.

Which band wrote a song called "Albany" which is about The Egg?
They Might be Giants wrote the song which is featured on their 2004 live album, "Venue Songs".

What TV game show was Kitty Carlisle Hart best known for appearing on?
Hart was known for being a panelist on the popular tv game show, "To Tell the Truth" from 1956 to 1978.

What was the first performance at The Egg on May 27, 1978?
It was the first night in a weeklong run of the musical "Peter Pan" performed by the Empire State Youth Theatre Institute.

Which organizations in Saratoga Springs, New York did Lewis Swyer help found and construct?
Swyer spearheaded the creation of Saratoga Performing Arts Center(SPAC) and the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York.  His construction company, L.A. Swyer Construction Co. built the SPAC amphitheatre.