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Balcony Theater

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165 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States

The Balcony Theater is ideal for off-off-Broadway productions, readings, puppetry and avant-garde performances, 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 repertory lighting plot with a fully programmable console, 12-channel stereo sound system, Room for 60+ audience members in flexible seating, and three gorgeous Tiffany stained glass windows behind the audience. *Please note: wooden pew seating has been replaced with new padded black metal folding chairs for more comfortable and flexible seating.*

To book this space for performances, events, rehearsals, classes, and more, email use at info@centeratwestpark.org or fill out our booking inquiry form by clicking the button below:

Request Booking



Check out our up-to-date availability calendar to see if the theater is available at your chosen time. Click the “Week” tab to see hour-by hour availability.



  • 64 padded black metal folding chairs
  • 32 ft. wide x 15 ft. deep stage
  • Theatrical lighting rep plot with 18 instruments
  • PA stereo sound system
  • Lobby on Amsterdam Ave
  • Doorbell for 86th St entrance
  • Restrooms in basement of Community House
  • Dressing rooms in basement of Community House
  • No elevator
  • No air conditioning
Technical Information


Entrance & Accessibility

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



*Fall Special: $25/hour rehearsal rate with a minimum four hour booking! September-December 2018 only*

(evenings & weekends)
Performances & Events$100$500$2500
Classes, Meetings & Rehearsals$60--
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Rental Policies

Proof of insurance required for public performances and events.

Notice of cancellation must be made by email to info@centeratwestpark.org. No refunds for:

  • any event cancellation less than 72 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.

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