Performing Arts Center

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, a cultural hub for Abu Dhabi and the UAE, hosts major events and arts programming throughout the year. The Arts Center provides facilities for theater, music, film, visual arts, and interactive media activations through its state-of-the-art facilities and professional production crew.

The Arts Center also has a full-service box office to support ticketed events. Highlighted performances include:

  • Abu Dhabi Classics
  • Imagine Science Film Festival
  • Abu Dhabi Recital Series
  • Abu Dhabi Festival

Performing Arts Center Facilities

Red Theater

Performance theater with faceted, reflective sound-absorbing wood panels creating warmth and depth in sound and architecture. The hall is equipped with a complete rigging system and a retractable orchestra pit under the stage.
  • Seating: 700-seat theater
  • Size: 448-square-meter auditorium
  • Stage size: 550 square meters
  • Serapid lift orchestra pit, fore-stage
  • Adjustable acoustic panels
  • Sprung wooden floor with Marley available on request
  • Digital projection and 35mm projector
  • Full lighting
  • Public Address (PA) system

Blue Hall

Recital hall boasting a unique design resembling organ pipes that reflects and absorbs sound, providing both acoustic quality and an original architectural experience. Suitable for intimate concerts, dance performances, and readings.

  • Seating: 150-seat capacity
  • Stage size: 129 square meters
  • Portable sprung wooden floor, with Marley available on request
  • Digital projector for film and video

Black Box

Adaptable studio facility suitable for music, dance, theater, and multi-disciplinary performances, with entirely flexible floors, walls, ceilings, electronics, AV systems and seating. 

  • Seating: 250-seat capacity
  • Size: 333 square meters
  • Fully configurable space

Film Screening Room

Film screening room with projector, and in built high definition sound and projection system, creating a cinema-like experience ideal for private screenings.

  • Seating: 60-seat capacity
  • Built-in projector
  • High definition sound and projection system

Add Accommodation and Catering to Your Package


Comfortable accommodation options, including hotel-style apartments, are available for small and large groups.

Food and Beverage

A range of food and beverage packages and menus are available that can be tailored to different audiences and budgets.

On-Site Amenities


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