Several series of concerts by world-famous musicians, bands, dancers, and musical organizations are presented on campus each year by the Office of University Arts Services, the departments of music and dance of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, the New Brunswick Programming Committee, the student center programming boards, and the concert organizations of the different campuses. Many events are free.
The Department of Theater Arts of the Mason Gross School of the Arts presents 15 to 18 productions a year at the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center on the Douglass campus. The Cabaret Theater Society and the College Avenue Players are student organizations that provide students who are not in the professional Mason Gross program with the opportunity to express their theatrical talents and to broaden their acting experience.
Numerous lectures are presented regularly by academic departments, lecture series groups, and other organizations. Several concert series, movie series, and numerous lectures are sponsored at the university throughout the year.