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Sanctuary Theater

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165 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
212-997-4490

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.

For performance bookings, e-mail us at info@centeratwestpark.org. Please include your name, contact information, organization, project title, and the space and dates you are interested in. Note that performance space is rented by the day or week (Monday through Saturday) only.

For rehearsals, meetings, classes, readings, photo shoots, and special events, you can book online by the hour via SpaceFinder NYC by Fractured Atlas. Click the button below to continue:

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Amenities

  • 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

 

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. 

 

Rates

UseHourly Daily
(8am-11pm)
Weekly
(Mon-Sat)
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 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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January 2018

Sxrvxve: An Art Space

January 23 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

Sanctuary Theater, 165 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Sxrvxve is an exhibition of contemporary visual, audio, and multimedia art that showcases works responding to social inequality, the failures of the criminal justice system, and other structures that silence marginalized voices. The show will run Tuesday, January 23rd – Saturday, January 27th 2018, at The Center at West Park. SXRVXVE: An Art Space will be an interdisciplinary and immersive experience and will include a variety of one-night events: - Wednesday, January 24 see a variety of experimental short film and documentaries…

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SXRVXDEO

January 24 @ 8:00 pm
Sanctuary Theater, 165 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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$5

Support survivors while bingeing short films! Wednesday, January 24th experience SXRVXDEO, a showcase of short film art and media projects that tackle themes of trauma, in/justice, recovery, and change. Our line-up includes: - ROTATIO by Shannon May Mackenzie (US, 4 min) - SWEET THINGS directed by Henry K. Norvalls and written by Line Dalheim (Norway, 8 min) - SHOWERED AND DRESSED written and directed by Elinor Rowlands (UK, 6 min) - AUTHOR OF EXPECTATIONS by Kazimir Bielecki and Bielecki&bielecka Productions…

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SXRVXVE Presents: Valiant Dust

January 25 @ 8:00 pm
Sanctuary Theater, 165 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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$5 - $10

“Not till God make men of some other mettle than earth. Would it not grieve a woman to be overmaster'd with a piece of valiant dust? To make an account of her life to a clod of wayward marl? No, uncle, I'll none: Adam's sons are my brethren, and truly I hold it a sin to match in my kindred.” - Much Ado About Nothing Support survivors while bearing witness to the rage of Shakespeare's women. Thursday, January 25 experience…

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Sxrvxve Closing Party!

January 27 @ 8:00 pm
Sanctuary Theater, 165 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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$5

Come through for the final night of Sxrvxve: An Art Space! Drink, dance, celebrate all our amazing artists, and see some great acts. Sxrvxve is an exhibition of contemporary visual, audio, and multimedia art that showcases works responding to social inequality, the failures of the criminal justice system, and other structures that silence marginalized voices. The show runs Tuesday, January 23rd – Saturday, January 27th 2018, at the Sanctuary Theater at the Center at West Park. SXRVXVE: An Art Space is an interdisciplinary…

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