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TOWER GROVE ABBEY

Located in a beautiful midtown neighborhood near Tower Grove Park

and the world-famous Botanical Garden. Tower Grove Abbey has been

home to Stray Dog Theatre since 2007.

Tower Grove Abbey is a beautiful century-old church that is being developed as a multi-use

performance center for arts, education, and community programs. The Abbey also serves as an

elegant setting for weddings, social events, and corporate meetings. Located in the resurging

Tower Grove East neighborhood, this accessible venue near Grand Boulevard offers free, gated

parking at the adjacent Shenandoah Elementary School. The Abbey’s spacious main stage area,

with its exquisite architecture, glorious acoustics, and breathtaking stained glass windows, is ideal

for special events.

A PLACE FOR THE ARTS

In addition to serving as the home of Stray Dog Theatre (SDT), Tower Grove Abbey showcases a

variety of artists and events, ranging from musicians, poets, and comedians to movies, meetings,

and banquets. Tower Grove Abbey also houses SDT’s Arts-In-Mind education programs, including

after-school, weekend, and summer arts camps. The Abbey is also host to a variety of arts classes

and community events.

A HISTORICAL PRESENCE

Initially known as the “German Evangelical Saint Lukas Church of St. Louis”, St. Luke’s was first

located in the Mill Creek or Chouteau Valley. In 1906 the cornerstone for the new church was laid

at its current location, and was dedicated in November, 1912. After almost 100 years in the

Tower Grove East neighborhood, the church has become a focal point of the community.

For rental information, please contact info@straydogtheatre.org.

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Removing the pipe organ - 8/07

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Building the Main Stage - 8/07

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The Bell Tower staircase - 9/07

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Removing the pipe organ - 8/07

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