The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi 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.

Inside one of the theaters at The Arts Center.
A scene outside The Arts Center.
Performers from the Badke dance group.
Disco Manila perform on October 6, 2017, as part of the second season of The Arts Center at NYUAD.
NIK BÄRTSCH’S MOBILE, a 27-hour performance “Ritual Groove Music” installation commissioned by The Arts Center, as part of the second season of the Arts Center at NYUAD on September 1, 2016.

Inside the Arts Center