Situated in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi’s cultural hub, The Arts Center is a vibrant laboratory for performance that both presents and develops work. The Arts Center fosters a dynamic relationship between the arts, scholarship, and the community. Its range of public programs animates and enriches the cultural life of both Abu Dhabi and the university, presenting distinguished professional artists from around the world alongside student, faculty, and community productions.
The Arts Center is home to NYU Abu Dhabi’s Theater, Music, Film & New Media, Visual Arts, and Interactive Media departments, bringing all the arts under one roof. Its resources include a complex of theaters and performance venues, a project space gallery, rehearsal rooms, film editing studios, classrooms, and workshop spaces.
With over 100 performances and 90 Off The Stage events, our 2020-21 lineup is inspired by the theme of Connection.
The NYUAD Arts Center is run by a small team of top professionals in their fields
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The Arts Center is home to a vibrant program of study across artistic and academic disciplines.
The Arts Center is a multi-venue complex designed by the acclaimed Rafael Viñoly Architects. Acoustics have b…
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The Arts Center is proudly supported by the business community in the UAE.
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