Closed for Renovations until Fall 2020

Balcony SPACE


165 West 86th Street, entrance on Amsterdam Avenue

The Balcony Space is ideal for performances, readings, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, and classes. 

This unique venue in the heart of the Upper West side includes a 32 feet wide by 15 feet deep stage, 18-instrument lighting plot with a fully programmable console, 12-channel stereo sound system, folding chairs for 60+ audience members, and three gorgeous Tiffany stained glass windows behind the audience. Please note: the old wooden pew seating has been replaced with new padded black metal folding chairs for more comfortable and flexibility. Maximum capacity: 74 people

To book this space for performances, events, rehearsals, classes, and more:

  1. Check the calendar of availability (below).

  2. Email use at or fill out our booking inquiry form by clicking the button below.

Calendar of Availability



  • 64 padded black metal folding chairs

  • 32 ft. wide x 15 ft. deep performance area

  • Theatrical lighting rep plot with 18 instruments

  • PA stereo sound system

  • Lobby on Amsterdam Avenue

  • Doorbell for 86th St entrance

  • Restrooms in basement of Community House

  • Dressing rooms in basement of Community House

  • Located on 2nd floor. No elevator. Not handicap accessible.

  • No air conditioning


Entrance on Amsterdam Avenue at 86th Street (Northeast corner). The Balcony Space is located on the second floor above the Center at West Park’s Sanctuary Theater and is only accessible by stairs.


USE HOURLY DAILY (8am to 11pm) WEEKLY (Mon-Sat)
Performances & Events - $500 $2,500
Classes, Meetings & Rehearsals $60 - -
Film Shoots Please inquire - -

Booking Policies

Proof of insurance required for public performances and events.

Notice of cancellation must be made by email to No refunds for:

  • any event cancellation less than 72 hours in advance

  • any daily performance reservation less than 30 days in advance

  • any weekly performance reservation after the reservation is confirmed

Refunds for earlier cancellation may also be limited or prohibited by the terms of the License.