Sanctuary Theater


165 West 86th Street, entrance on Amsterdam Avenue

The Center at West Park’s Sanctuary Theater is a 400-seat performance 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 DAILY (8am to 11pm) WEEKLY (Mon-Sat)
Performances & Events - $600 $3,000
Classes, Meetings & Rehearsals $80 - -
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.