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Albany Capital Center

Downtown Albany's new, $78-million glass-fronted convention center, Albany Capital Center, offers dining, sporting and performance spaces.

About the Albany Capital Center

Visit the exciting and always busy Albany Capital Center for a variety of events. Located in downtown Albany, the center can host up to 5,000 people and is part of the Capital Complex, comprised of event and meeting spaces including the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, The Egg Performing Arts Center, and the Times Union Center Arena. Together, these locations combine to create over 159,000 square feet of entertainment space in the area! This beautiful glass structure has state-of-the-art meeting, ballroom, and exhibit venues and is within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, museums, shops, and more in the amazing downtown area.

Events – Michelangelo: A Different View

From July 29 until August 23, 2021, the Albany Capital Center is displaying Michelangelo: A Different View, consisting of over 50 reproductions from the artist’s work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. What is especially unique about the opportunity is that even those who have been to the Sistene Chapel in person have not had the chance to get such an up close look at the frescoes as they are about 70 feet high on the ceiling. These reproductions were created on material that accurately represents the artwork allows visitors to see the details up close and truly appreciate what took Michelangelo four years to complete. This is an exhibition you will not want to miss! Purchase tickets in advance here.

Other Events

In addition to Michelangelo: A Different View, the Albany Capital Center hosts other events such as the Empire Golf and Travel Expo on February 26, 2022. This event will include lessons, seminars, contests and more.

Visit Albany Capital Center’s website for more information on events and other happenings at the venue here.

“The outside of these buildings are beautiful and the grounds are pristine and well maintained. The unique sculptures are lovely and fun to see.”

—cakedeco, TripAdvisor

Take Amtrak to the Albany Capital Center

Enjoy a lovely center from New York via Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer in Albany—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Get picked up from Albany-Rensselaer Station and taken to your reserved #NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Albany-Rensselaer office today at: 518-427-3893.