Areté provides a range of theater facilities, performance studios, and mixed-use spaces designed to foster collaboration among interdisciplinary fields. Our venues boast state-of-the-art environments that enthrall audiences and propel performers to new levels of creative presentation and innovation.

Priority is assigned to departments and institutions normally involved in the use of Areté’s facilities. Our spaces are available to external organizations for purposes that are compatible with or enhance the mission and vision of Areté and in the interest of the community.

Hyundai Hall

The largest and grandest among Areté’s venues, the Hyundai Hall is the primary performance space for mainstage productions. The 840-seater proscenium theater is fully equipped with state-of-the-art capabilities and a dedicated technical team for major performances and ceremonies.


Doreen Black Box Theater

The Doreen Black Box Theater is a 200-seater versatile space dedicated to hosting creative and experimental productions. With its flexible configuration of modifiable seating, lighting, and sound infrastructure, the Doreen can accommodate a variety of performance experiences.


Ubuntu Space

The Ubuntu Space serves as the main atrium of Areté, adjacent to both entrances of the Soledad V Pangilinan Arts Wing and the George S.K. Ty Learning Innovation Wing. The venue’s contemporary atmosphere is complemented by natural light and a view of the scenic Amphitheater lawn.


Ignacio B. Gimenez Amphitheater

The Ignacio B Gimenez Amphitheater is an open-air venue adjacent to the Ubuntu Space. Ideal for outdoor assemblies, special performances, and music festivals, the amphitheater serves as a sustainable gathering space for community engagement.


William and Claire Tan Untiong, Joseph and Gemma Tanbuntiong Performing Arts Studio

The open-plan studio is equipped with professional sprung dance floors and is primarily used for acting and dance rehearsals as well as workshops. This multifunctional rehearsal space provides the privacy and comfort required for a fully focused environment.



The Suthira B Zalamea Lobby serves as Hyundai Hall’s main congregation area. Guests can also view Ateneo Art Gallery’s merchandise sales and event-specific displays on this ground floor lobby. The Jose Mari Chan Lobby (2nd floor balcony area) and Salvador Bernal Lobby (3rd floor balcony area) are mainly utilized for pre- or post-event gatherings and gallery receptions.


The Loft

The Loft is a contemporary top-floor venue with an adjoining open-air terrace located on the 4th floor of George S.K. Ty Learning Innovation Wing. This versatile and neutral space can accommodate almost any type of event including corporate keynotes, product launches, gala functions, and cocktail events.