Situated on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi’s cultural hub, The Arts Center is a vibrant laboratory for performance that both presents and develops work. The Arts Center fosters a dynamic relationship between the arts, scholarship, and the community. Its range of public programs animates and enriches the cultural life of both Abu Dhabi and the University, presenting distinguished professional artists from around the world alongside student, faculty, and community productions.

The Arts Center is also home to NYU Abu Dhabi’s Theater, Music, Film and New Media, Visual Arts, and Interactive Media departments, bringing all the arts under one roof. Its resources include a complex of theaters and performance venues, a project space gallery, rehearsal rooms, film editing studios, classrooms, and workshop spaces.