The Sanctuary at Mr. Smalls will be the newest edition to the Mr. Smalls family, located in the former 18th century Methodist church across the street from Mr. Smalls Theatre. It will house a restaurant, coffee shop, used-instrument swap-shop and music venue- uniting roots music with quality Italian fare. The Sanctuary will also be home to the Creative.Life.Support Center, bringing technology, art, youth, and the community together in one location. Here students will learn audio recording and video production, working with the local and national acts that perform on The Sanctuary’s stage.
With a capacity of 400, the former alter will serve as the stage, hosting regular performances from local, regional and national musicians, as well as Creative.Life.Support students.
Downstairs, a music and technology center will offer a full recording studio and video production facility, where students will experience and learn audio recording and video production. Lessons and classes will be offered in many aspects of musicianship and the music industry. Chief among these programs will be a year-round multi-media education seminar that will operate in conjunction with The Sanctuary’s show schedule. All aspects of these shows will offer opportunities for students to shadow, and learn each position within show production.
The Sanctuary at Mr. Smalls will offer a modern twist on an old concept; the dining theatre experience, to revive the joys of watching great entertainment while eating great food. Diners will witness our audio and video technicians mentoring and teaching Creative.Life.Support students throughout the live performances.
The Creative.Life.Support Center will also house a used-gear swap shop, offering a variety of secondhand music instruments and equipment as well as a unique selection of vintage and skate apparel.
A portion of the proceeds from the restaurant, the coffee shop, and the used-gear swap-shop will contribute to the funding of Creative.Life.Support youth programs to provide learning, artist-career development and professional opportunities for the music and arts community. For more information on Creative.Life.Support programs and the development of the Creative.Life.Support Center visit www.creativelifesupport.com.
Street parking is available along Lincoln Ave and on the surrounding streets. Valet parking will be available for select shows in the future. Check back for more info.