The Arts Center is a complex of theaters and performance venues, a project space gallery, rehearsals rooms, film editing studios, classrooms, and workshops that houses NYU Abu Dhabi’s Theater, Music, Film, Visual Arts, and New Media Studies departments. As a vibrant laboratory for performance that both presents and develops work, the Arts Center fosters a dynamic relationship between the arts, scholarship, and community. The Arts Center presents distinguished professional artists from around the world alongside student, faculty, and community productions. The Arts Center offers NYUAD compelling programming that connects to the curriculum and illuminates the scholarly pursuits of students and faculty. Its range of public programs aim to animate and enrich the cultural life of both Abu Dhabi and the university through interaction.
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The Arts Center is home to a vibrant program of study across artistic and academic disciplines.
Led by its Founding Artistic Director and the Associate Dean of the Arts Center Rubén Polendo, Theater Mitu, is the The NYUAD Arts Center’s company in residence.
The Arts Center is a multi-venue complex designed by the acclaimed Rafael Viñoly Architects. Acoustics have b…
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