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.

The Black box

A flexible space with full lighting and PA capabilities, the Black Box can accommodate a wide range of configurations for music, dance, theater, and multi-disciplinary performance, with capacity varying depending on layout.