The NYUAD Arts Center presents distinguished professional artists from around the world, student, faculty, and community productions. 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 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.

Firmly rooted in the region but with a global reach, embedded in the university while welcoming Emiratis and the local community, the NYUAD Arts Center is an extraordinary new addition to the local and international arts landscapes. Excellence, collaboration, creativity, accessibility, innovation, respect and understanding are the core values that govern the NYUAD Arts Center.