Cincinnati Performances

The Sanctuary is a great venue for staged events, practices, readings, student recitals, film screenings, and concerts!

Amenities and Features

  • Built in 1847, renovated in 2015
  • Second oldest standing historic church in Cincinnati
  • Restored stained glass windows
  • Original hardwood floors
  • Acoustically engineered space
  • Licensed commercial kitchen
  • Two multi-stall restrooms
  • Additional meeting rooms
  • Onsite tables and chairs
  • Full ADA accessibility


  • 435 – standing or auditorium seating
  • 225 – seated dining
  • 74’ x 48’ of open event space
  • 12’ x 48’ of stage area

Technologically Equipped

For each event, we offer wireless Internet access, space for on-screen projections, and excellent acoustics to promote audio clarity.

We’re In Your Budget

Includes use of the main Sanctuary space, access to kitchen, setup of tables and chairs, two hours of flex time for setup, access to the on-site coordinator for two hours for event needs. Additional coordination services and event items available for a fee.

  • Weekday 4-hour rental: $450
  • Weekday 8-hour rental: $700
  • Weekend 4-hour rental: $675
  • Weekend 8-hour rental: $1050

I helped produce a large concert at the Sanctuary, which involved close to 100 performers. I learned early on that I could count on the facilities director, Stella, for her professionalism, attention to detail, and most importantly, advocacy for the community. The newly-renovated space was perfect for this concert, which brought in an audience of over 400 over the course of a two-show run. Not only is it visually stunning, but the acoustic treatment makes it ideal for amplified music, without the washiness of many similarly-sized spaces. I’ve also been in this space when it’s being used for large meetings, assemblies, celebrations, festivals, and other events, and it has proved to be very versatile. Everyone who rents out this space not only gets a great value and experience, but also supports the exceptional work of Community Matters, which I can also attest to firsthand.

Nate May