The Arts Center aspires to be an internationally renowned performing arts center that presents student, faculty, and community productions alongside distinguished professional artists from around the world.
As a place that both presents and develops work, the Arts Center acts as a vibrant laboratory for performance that fosters a dynamic relationship between the arts, scholarship, and community. It serves NYUAD with compelling programming that connects to the curriculum, using the arts to illuminate and enliven the scholarly pursuits of students and faculty. It hosts a range of public programs that draw residents of Abu Dhabi to the campus, animating and enriching the cultural life of both the city and the university through interaction.
The NYUAD Arts Center strives to be a beacon on the international arts landscape, firmly rooted in the region but with a global reach, all the while embedded in the university and welcoming the local community.
Excellence, collaboration, creativity, accessibility, innovation, respect and understanding are the core values that govern NYUAD Arts Center.