About the spaces

Dynamic and multifunctional spaces

Whether you're looking for a place to rehearse, a room to rent or a theatre stage to perform, COCA will have something to meet your needs. Space availability is limited.

Large spaces

This 405-seat theatre is excellent for presentations, recitals, performances, lectures or annual meetings.

The Founders' Theatre is a 405-seat, proscenium-style theatre. The playing space of the stage is 24' deep by 40' wide. There is no permanent wing space, but soft wings and a black olio are created by 3 sets of black velour legs and a center split black curtain. A permanent white muslin cyclorama is hung just upstage of the black olio curtain and can be used in conjunction with this curtain.

Rental includes:
  • theatre rental fee
  • technical personnel/maintenance
  • a 4-hour rehearsal and a 2-hour performance
  • facilities manager for your event
  • access to COCA's lighting and sound equipment
  • access to other COCA equipment: 10-6' rectangular tables, 250-black folding chairs, 10-36'' round tables (cabaret tables) and 10-72” round tables
Restrictions and additional charges:
  • additional charges may apply for extraordinary technical requirements
  • additional charges may apply if your event is over contracted time
  • COCA technician must be present for all rehearsals and performances
  • the Emerson Studio may be rented before/after receptions
  • COCA has black tablecloths for all of our tables; there will be a dry cleaning fee for these cloths

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If you have any questions regarding costs, restrictions, or conditions, please contact COCA at (314) 725-6555 or .
Great for bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, social events, dances or meetings.

The Emerson Studio is COCA's largest open floor space and it is located outside the Founders' Theatre and next to the catering-friendly kitchen. It has a sprung dance floor of maple measuring 38' x 61' which abuts a tile floor space measuring 22' x 61'. Space can accommodate up to 240 for a seated dinner.

Rental includes:
  • a 4-5 hour event
  • fees for a facilities manager for your event
  • access to COCA's equipment, including a stereo system, 10-6' rectangular tables, 250-black folding chairs, 10-36'' round tables (cabaret tables) and 10-72” round tables
Restrictions and additional charges:
  • additional charges may apply if clean up from your event continues after midnight
  • additional charges may apply for technical requirements
  • COCA has black tablecloths for all of our tables; there will be a dry cleaning fee for these cloths
  • must use one of COCA's exclusive caterers

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If you have any questions regarding costs, restrictions, or conditions, please contact COCA at (314) 725-6555 or .
Anything goes here! Meetings, performances and galas all work well in this multipurpose space.

The Black Box Studio is a truly dynamic space and can fit almost any need: rehearsal, performance, social event, meeting… you name it! It comes complete with all your theatre tech needs. The space measures 48' x 35' and the flooring is a sprung wood floor of red oak painted black.

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For more complete details, please contact COCA at (314) 725-6555 or .
For dance and performance needs, this room in the new addition boasts a stunning curved glass window.

This stunning space is available only for dancers and other performance artists. Complete with mirror-covered walls, ballet barres, and a Balanchine sprung wood floor of red oak covered with a marley floor, it's a space that will inspire you. Also, it is designed with circus needs in mind, so the ceiling includes fixtures for trapeze. It comes with a sound system. The space measures 56' x 37.5'.

Restrictions and additional charges:
  • additional charges may apply for extraordinary technical requirements
  • additional charges may apply if your event is over contracted time

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If you have any questions regarding costs, restrictions, or conditions, please contact COCA at (314) 725-6555 or .

Medium to small spaces

A great space for dancers needing performance, rehearsal space or instructional needs.

Mirror lined walls, barres, a Balanchine sprung wood floor of oak measuring 36.5' x 19.5' and great natural light makes this a wonderful space for your dancing needs.

Restrictions and additional charges:
  • additional charges may apply for extraordinary technical requirements
  • additional charges may apply if your event is over contracted time

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If you have any questions regarding costs, restrictions, or conditions, please contact COCA at (314) 725-6555 or .
Nice light, a great floor, mirror-covered walls … what more could a dancer want?

COCA's Rechter Studio is a great space to practice, train and rehearse. There are mirrors on three of the walls, a great sound system and a Balanchine sprung wood floor of maple covered with a marley floor. The east-facing windows make this a delight in the early hours of the day. It measures 52' x 18.5'.

Restrictions and additional charges:
  • additional charges may apply for extraordinary technical requirements
  • additional charges may apply if your event is over contracted time

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If you have any questions regarding costs, restrictions, or conditions, please contact COCA at (314) 725-6555 or .
Dance away in this space that comes equipped with trapeze fixtures.

The Peabody Energy Studio is yet another great space available for dancers and others who are looking for performance/rehearsal space. It comes with 3 mirror-lined walls, ballet barres and a complete sound system. The floor of this studio is a Balanchine sprung wood floor of maple covered with a marley floor. It is 19' x 47.5'

Restrictions and additional charges:
  • additional charges may apply for extraordinary technical requirements
  • additional charges may apply if your event is over contracted time

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If you have any questions regarding costs, restrictions, or conditions, please contact COCA at (314) 725-6555 or .
A studio space for all your tap dance needs!

This space is available for meetings, social events or tap or street shoe dancing. The lower level room gives more flexibility for control of light and the two floor surfaces – a sprung wood floor of oak (20' x 44') abutting a tile floor (17.5' x 44') – offer a range of possibilities.

Restrictions and additional charges:
  • additional charges may apply for extraordinary technical requirements
  • additional charges may apply if your event is over contracted time

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If you have any questions regarding costs, restrictions, or conditions, please contact COCA at (314) 725-6555 or .
This intimate, acoustically-designed room is great for small gatherings, meetings or any music needs.

This carpeted room ideal for music and voice rehearsals, small social events or even business meetings. Plus, the acoustically-treated walls are a visual treat. This room measures 18.5' x 23.5'.

Restrictions and additional charges:
  • additional charges may apply for extraordinary technical requirements
  • additional charges may apply if your event is over contracted time

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If you have any questions regarding costs, restrictions, or conditions, please contact COCA at (314) 725-6555 or .
This visual arts space can accommodate business or social rental needs in addition to any art and craft projects needs.

So much dynamic activity takes place in this visual arts studio, why not tap into the magic and have your event held here? Whether you're looking to host a craft or art class, hold a meeting for your creative team or just have a social event in an interesting space, the Moore Studio is likely to fit the bill. This room measures 17.5' x 23.5' and includes a sink and counters.

Restrictions and additional charges:
  • additional charges may apply for extraordinary technical requirements
  • additional charges may apply if your event is over contracted time

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If you have any questions regarding costs, restrictions, or conditions, please contact COCA at (314) 725-6555 or .
Like the Moore Studio, this studio is a great, multipurpose room.

Like the Moore Studio, the Cohen Rosenthal Studio is a hub of creative visual art energy. This multipurpose space can be used for all sorts of meetings, gatherings or creative projects. This room has a sink and counters, a great view and good lighting. It measures10' x 20.5'.

Restrictions and additional charges:
  • additional charges may apply for extraordinary technical requirements
  • additional charges may apply if your event is over contracted time

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If you have any questions regarding costs, restrictions, or conditions, please contact COCA at (314) 725-6555 or .

Preferred caterers

The following COCA caterers can help you plan your event:

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Renting a space at COCA is easy. You need a deposit and proof of insurance and our staff will help you make sure the space is suited to your needs. We offer discounts for 501(c)(3) non-profits and special business package deals. Also, please note that space is subject to availability with some spaces being in higher use than others. Please call for details and availability.

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If you have any questions regarding costs, restrictions, or conditions, please contact:

COCA at (314) 725-6555 or .


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