Visit The Empire State Plaza & New York State Capitol

New York State Office of General Services

Prefunction Exhibit Space

The base of The Egg Performing Arts Center, northeast gallery and concourse can be used for pre-event space, such as security screening or registration, or to expand exhibitor space outside the Convention Hall. The base of The Egg provides escalator and elevator access to the outdoor Plaza level in addition to connecting the Convention Center to the Capitol Complex walkway. Contact the Convention Center or submit an RFP to learn more about planning your event at the Empire State Plaza.


Base of the Egg

Capacity Features
  • Reception: 1000
  • 8' x 10' exhibit booths: 40
  • The base of the Egg is a large circular lobby just outside the Convention Hall.

Northeast Gallery & Concourse

Capacity Features
  • 8' x 10' exhibit booths: 123
  • The concourse is the indoor "main street" of the Empire State Plaza, extending from the Capitol to the New York State Museum. It contains shops, restaurants, banks, a post office and other convenient services for thousands of state employees Plaza visitors on a daily basis.

Contact the convention center


Convention and Cultural
Events Office
Empire State Plaza Concourse
Room 120
Albany, NY 12242
Phone: 518-474-2023
Fax: 518-473-0558