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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a new home for making art at Duke University.

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Welcome to the Ruby

The Rubenstein Arts Center is a hub for artistic production at Duke University and a new venue for public programs.

A new home for Duke Dance

With the opening of the Ruby, Duke’s Dance Program has a new home for classes, performances, and staff and faculty offices. The arts center has two dedicated dance studios and two multipurpose dance studios.

The von der Heyden Studio Theater

The von der Heyden Studio Theater supports a wide variety of performances unlike any other venue on Duke’s campus. With a moveable seat platform, a huge projection screen, and windows that can let in natural light or be blacked out, it can be configured in many ways.

Studios to create, space to exhibit

The Badger-Mars Visual Arts Wing at the Ruby spans two floors on the building’s east side and includes an Innovation Co-Lab makerspace, a multipurpose and painting studio, and an exhibit/critique room.

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New studios for WXDU 88.7 FM

WXDU, Duke’s non-commercial, student-run radio station, has moved from East Campus into custom-designed studio space in the Ruby.

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Take a class

There are three seminar-size classrooms in the arts center. By taking a class in the Ruby, or applying to teach your class there, you put yourself in the center of Duke's arts scene.

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Collaborate

Learn how to apply for a project residency at the Ruby!

Learn more
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Become a CAST member

Creative Arts Student Teams: a new opportunity for arts-interested students to support the Ruby behind the scenes.

How to Apply
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