Sanctuary Space


165 West 86th Street, entrance on Amsterdam Avenue

The Center at West Park’s Sanctuary Space is a 400-seat venue, a home to multiple faith communities, and the centerpiece of the landmark West Park Presbyterian Church. It is an ideal venue for off-Broadway productions, live music concerts, dance, opera, and community events. 

High vaulted ceilings, majestic Romanesque revival architecture, Tiffany stained glass windows, excellent acoustics, raked pew seating, a new raised thrust stage make this an unique venue on the Upper West Side.

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



  • 4,800 sq. ft. space

  • 400 raked pew seats

  • 32 ft wide x 20 ft deep x 3 ft high thrust stage

  • 12 instrument theatrical lighting rep plot

  • PA sound system

  • Lobby on Amsterdam Ave

  • Restrooms in basement of Community House (not handicap accessible)

  • Dressing rooms in basement of Community House

  • No air conditioning


Main entrance on Amsterdam Avenue at 86th Street (Northeast corner) has steps. Accessible entrance at 165 W 86th Street. Restrooms are only accessible by stairs.


USE HOURLY (Mon-Thu) HOURLY (Fri-Sun) DAILY (Mon-Thu) DAILY (Fri-Sun) WEEKLY (Mon-Sat)
Performances & Events - - $600 $1,000 $3,500
Classes, Meetings & Rehearsals $80 $100 $500 $800 $2,500
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.

Rates and policies are current at of August 2019 and are subject to change.