Downtown New Brunswick

Downtown New Brunswick

The city of New Brunswick, “The Hub City,” offers students and visitors endless opportunities and experiences.

With a thriving creative culture, New Brunswick is home to:

  • The Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square
  • Five professional theaters
  • The American Repertory Ballet
  • The State Theater
  • Comedy clubs
  • Music clubs

Downtown New Brunswick also offers a vibrant dining scene. From fine dining, four-star experiences to a quick bite, the city has something for every taste, mood, and budget.

New Brunswick plays an integral role in healthcare as well. Nicknamed “The Healthcare City,” the city of New Brunswick provides many opportunities for Rutgers students as it is home to:

  • Rutgers School of Nursing
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the country’s largest medical school
    • Two teaching hospitals
    • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    • St. Peter’s University Hospital
  • Johnson & Johnson world headquarters
  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine at The Aspire
  • Child Health Institute of New Jersey
  • Cancer Institute of New Jersey

New Brunswick Performing Arts CenterIncorporated in 1730, New Brunswick played a leading role in America’s history and will always spearhead innovation in New Jersey with new breakthroughs, new performances, and new opportunities.

The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) is a transformational project that has propelled New Brunswick’s Downtown Cultural Arts District into the spotlight as the region’s most exciting and dynamic performing arts center. NBPAC features two state-of-the-art theatrical venues in the Elizabeth Ross Johnson and Arthur Laurents Theaters, dedicated rehearsal studios, and collaborative work spaces for arts organizations across the region.