Group of dancers perform

The Arts

UNLV is proud to offer programs and performances within our departments of art, dance, entertainment engineering, film, music, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, School of Music, and School of Architecture that both challenge and entertain.

Three ballerinas dancing in garden at night
Student playing the cello
Two students perform in a play
Visitor in art gallery

Museums and Galleries

Our museums and galleries offer a unique opportunity to directly experience art firsthand. Our free, yearlong programming features artwork from nationally and internationally recognized artists, regionally acclaimed artists, and our own faculty and students.

Barrick Museum
View looking down at busy art gallery
Employees review Shakespeare works
Handwritten sheet music
Herbarium slide of dried flowers
Crowd attending a lecture


From politicians and international journalists to Nobel Laureates and local experts, we continue to offer a stage to some of the greatest voices of our time.

Deepak Chopra speaking
Susana Ferreira reads from paper at podium
Camille Busette speaks on stage
Inside of the Thomas & Mack Center during a sporting event

Thomas & Mack Center, Cox Pavilion, and Sam Boyd Stadium

UNLV offers Las Vegas the best in world-class entertainment. We have played host to exciting and diverse events, including National Finals Rodeo, World Championship boxing, and UNLV Athletics. Event after event, our venues set attendance and revenue records, confirming our status as a shining star in the entertainment capital of the world.