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Arts & Entertainment

Albany is here to entertain you! Come experience all that the Capital Region has to offer in theatre, music, dance, spectator sports, festivals, and visual arts.

Movie buffs, there's action at Crossgates Mall's Regal 18 Megaplex & IMAX Movie Theatre and Colonie Center's Regal Cinemas Stadium 13. Maybe you'll catch a glimpse of Albany in another scene on the big screen! Artists gravitate toward Lark Street, Albany's "Village in the City". Its composition is a blend of the symmetry of commercial and residential buildings that line its ten-block street. Celebrate the arts in Albany on the 1st Friday of every month (events calendar).

There is no need to canvas upstate NY in search of unique and eclectic experiences because downtown's Center Square is highlighted with year-round arts, dining, nightlife, and shopping; drawing in visitors worldwide for many of Albany's most popular events: Art on Lark, LarkFEST, and Winter WonderLark, which features the notoriously invigorating annual Santa Speedo Sprint. Looking for more nightlife? You'll find it at our many restaurants, theatres, and pubs along Pearl Street or Broadway. More Arts & Culture events are listed in our Four Seasons of Reasons Annual Events section.


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Albany Barn, Inc.

  • 57 Second St.
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Region: Albany Metro
  • Phone: (518) 935-4858
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Albany Barn, the Albany Housing Authority and the City of Albany partnered to redevelop the St. Joseph’s Academy building into 22 low-cost live/work residences for artists, and 13,500+ square feet of

Albany Center Gallery

  • 39 Columbia Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Region: Downtown Area
  • Phone: (518) 462-4775
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About Us Albany Center Gallery is a non-profit art space dedicated to exhibiting skillful contemporary art of the Mohawk Hudson region, and building a strong, knowledgeable audience for the visual

Albany Civic Theatre

  • 235 Second Ave P.O. Box 6172
  • Albany, NY 12206
  • Region: Albany Metro
  • Phone: (518) 462-1297
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It is the intent of Albany Civic Theater to provide education and training in acting, directing, writing, speech, staging, producing, reviewing, and other aspects of the dramatic arts. We aim to

Albany Institute of History & Art

  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Region: Downtown Area
  • Phone: (518) 463-4478
  • Fax: (518) 462-1522
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Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art is a museum dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art and culture of Albany and the upper

Albany Symphony Orchestra

  • 19 Clinton Ave
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Region: Downtown Area
  • Phone: (518) 465-4755
  • Fax: (518) 465-3711
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A full size professional orchestra performing in 3 locations: The Palace Theatre in Albany, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, NY.

Arts Center of the Capital Region

  • 265 River St.
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: (518) 273-0552
  • Fax: (518) 273-4591
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The Arts Center of the Capital Region is a private, not-for-profit corporation that began life as the Rensselaer County Council for the Arts in 1962. In its early years, it was located in a

Capital Repertory Theatre

  • 111 N. Pearl St.
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Region: Downtown Area
  • Phone: (518) 445-7469
  • Fax: (518) 212-0233
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Located in the heart of downtown Albany, Capital Repertory Theatre (theREP) is an award-winning professional theatre that offers a wide array of professional productions. From contemporary and

City of Albany Office of Special Events and Volunteer Services

  • Albany City Hall Room 402
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Region: Downtown Area
  • Phone: (518) 434-2032
  • Fax: (518) 426-0759
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Overview The City of Albany Office of Special Events plans, produces, staffs, markets, and manages all aspects of a variety of yearly events and co-sponsors a wide array of other festivals

eba Center for Dance and Fitness

  • 351 Hudson Ave (corner of Hudson & Lark)
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Region: Albany Metro
  • Phone: (518) 465-9916
  • Fax: (518) 465-9916
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The eba Theater-is a community arts center. Housed in theater is school of dance for adults, a professional dance touring company, an arts-in-education ensemble, a visual art gallery, and a creative

Empire State Plaza Art Collection

  • 2978 Corning Tower, ESP
  • Albany, NY 12242

Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, in recognition of the importance of the arts and the emergence of New York as the home of many of America's most innovative and talented artists, began plans for the

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