Office of General Services

New York State Office of General Services

Convention Hall

With 26,000 square feet of space spanning three tiers, the Empire State Plaza Convention Hall is THE place to hold your next big event. Whether trade show conference with speakers and exhibitors, or a catered lunch or dinner for hundreds of people, the Office of General Services looks forward to working with you to customize your event’s space needs. Contact the Convention Center or submit an RFP to learn more about holding your event at the Empire State Plaza.

Specifications

Dimensions Capacity Features
  • 26,000 sq. feet of space
  • 176' x 147' free-span space
  • 11 ft. ceiling
  • 82' x 64' center dance floor with a height of 18'3"
  • Theatre-style: 2,400
  • Round table banquet seating: 1,110
  • Rectangular table seating: 1,750
  • Classroom-style seating: 952
  • 8' x 10' exhibit booths: 135
  • In house lighting and sound systems
  • Clear Com intercom system
  • Fiber optic and telephone network with central patch site connected to outside lines
  • Expert technical staff to provide experienced lighting and sound consultation and operation for all events
  • Backstage dressing rooms which include two private, carpeted rooms with individual makeup and shower facilities; and two additional rooms for 10 to 20 persons, each with makeup facilities and four showers
  • Handicap accessibility through ramps with automatic doors and lifts situated to provide entry to each tier

Main Stage

Elevator / Center Stage

Sample Configurations

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Contact the convention center

Questions?

Convention and Cultural Events Office
Empire State Plaza Concourse Room 120
Albany, NY 12242
Phone: 518-474-0558
Fax: 518-473-0558

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