Performing Arts Center

The Performing Arts Center is the go-to venue for major regional and international arts events and performances — a  cultural hub for Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

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 the Abu Dhabi Classics, the Imagine Science Festival, and the Abu Dhabi Recital Series. 

Red Theater

Full performance hall in theater-style 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 a unique 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

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

Black Box

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

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

Add Accommodation and Catering to Your Package


The campus has several hospitality suites located on the High Line, strategically set between the Conference Center and the Arts Center. 

Services include hotel apartment accommodation for short stays, and dedicated guest rooms for larger groups.


We offer customizable food and beverages catering services tailored specifically to your audience and budget. 

Our on-site food and beverage partner, Abu Dhabi National Hotels Corporation (ADNHC), hosts a variety of events year-round across all venues, from private meetings to large-scale events with 1,000-plus attendees.

On-Site Amenities

Free Car Parking

Travel Agency

Car Rental



A/V Support



Host your group, event, or conference at NYUAD. Contact us to get started.

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