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Sanctuary Theater

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

The Center at West Park’s Sanctuary Theater is a 420-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, email use at info@centeratwestpark.org or fill out our booking inquiry form by clicking the button below:

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  • 4,800 sq. ft.
  • 420 seats (slightly raked)
  • 32 ft wide x 20 ft deep thrust stage
  • Basic theatrical lighting
  • PA sound system
  • Grand piano (offstage right)
  • Lobby on Amsterdam Ave
  • Doorbell system for 86th St entrance
  • Restrooms in basement of Community House
  • Dressing rooms in basement of Community House
  • No air conditioning
Technical Information

Entrance & Accessibility

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. 



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

UseHourly Daily
Performances & Events$125$600$3,000
Classes, Meetings & Rehearsals$80--
Film ShootsPlease inquirePlease inquirePlease inquire


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 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.

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