The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi 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.

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's facilities include a complex of theaters and performance venues, a project space gallery (overseen by the NYUAD Art 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.

Inside the recital hall at The Arts Center.
The Red Theater during a performance at The Arts Center.
A performance in the Black Box at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi.
Danser Casa, two pioneers of French hip hop dance reunite to create a new work for Casablanca’s vibrant scene.
Middle East premiere of Dance by Lucinda Childs Dance Company.
Gatz, the theatrical tour-de-force marathon adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
Las Cantoras - Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo, part of the Barzakh Festival 2021, hosted by The Arts Center at NYUAD.
Sherine Tohamy & Al Sharq Ensemble. Part of the Manifold Music Festival at The Arts Center.

Inside The Arts Center

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