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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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Sanctuary Theater, 165 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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May 2018

Plant a Seed with the West Park Team

May 20 @ 2:00 pm
Sanctuary Theater, 165 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Join the team from The Center at West Park on May 20th on 86th St and Amsterdam Ave from 2PM to 4PM for music, gardening, and refreshments as we Plant a Seed for the restoration of this historic landmark!

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June 2018

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June 8 @ 7:30 pm
Sanctuary Theater, 165 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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