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An innovative collaboration of visual and performing arts and education in the unique historic setting of the former DC prison.

Upcoming Performing Arts Events

October 23, 2014
A fantastic performance that will feature the critically acclaimed National Broadway Chorus singing many types of music from gospel songs to Broadway tunes. Selections to include repertoire from Stephen Schwartz to Sam Cooke, Eric Whitacre to Dolly Parton and everything in between. The concert will feature new arrangements as well as choral and solo classics. 
October 24, 2014 through November 1, 2014
All proceeds from this event support the Workhouse Arts Center programs.
October 17, 2014 through November 1, 2014
Presented by Unquiet Theatre Company. Written and composed by Richard O'Brien. Directed by Katy Chmura. Choreographed by Jonathan M. Faircloth. 
October 25, 2014
Award-winning percussionist Tom Teasley performs his original score live to FW Murnau's spellbinding classic film "Nosferatu".
October 31, 2014
Halloween Dance Party - 1960s Style! 
November 1, 2014 through November 2, 2014
Saturday evening performance at 8pm, Sunday matinee performance at 1pm.  Featuring the music of heroes and anti-heroes alike we celebrate the valiant, the flawed, the strong, and the vulnerable characters that audiences have admired, adored and applauded over the last century!
November 15, 2014 through December 20, 2014
Get on your dancing shoes and come out to the Workhouse for an evening of social ballroom dance led by one of our instructors. Bring a friend, a date or a group and enjoy a casual, fun night out.
November 28, 2014 through December 20, 2014
Presented by Mestey Films Productions. Back by popular demand, Santa is returning for a wonderful family event just in time for the holidays!
November 29, 2014 through December 27, 2014
Presented by Mestey Films Productions
December 6, 2014 through December 7, 2014
Saturday evening performance at 8pm, Sunday matinee performance at 2pm.  Hop into the sleigh and enjoy the ride as we present some of the most memorable songs from the holiday season!
December 13, 2014 through December 14, 2014
Saturday performance at 7pm & Sunday performance at 5pm LIVE onstage! Our cadre of carolers perform some of the world's most beautiful music to celebrate the Christmas season.
January 2, 2015 through January 4, 2015
A special encore of our one of our most requested titles! Friday and Saturday evening performance at 8pm, Sunday matinee performance at 1pm. 
February 7, 2015 through February 8, 2015
Saturday evening performance at 8pm, Sunday matinee performance at 2pm. Our musical romp through the Big Easy celebrates the Golden Age of Jazz! 
March 7, 2015 through March 8, 2015
Saturday evening performance at 8pm, Sunday matinee performance at 1pm. Some of Broadway’s most beloved characters and some of its most memorable music are written for the leading ladies.
April 4, 2015 through April 5, 2015
Saturday evening performance at 8pm, Sunday matinee performance at 2pm. Lights! Camera! Music! The best of Broadway has been preserved for future generations through their film adaptations!
May 2, 2015 through May 3, 2015
A special sequel to our one of our most popular titles of last year, with all new music! Saturday evening performance at 8pm, Sunday matinee performance at 2pm.
June 5, 2015 through June 6, 2015
Saturday evening performance at 8pm, Sunday matinee performance at 2pm. Break out the fedoras and trench coats as our cabaret performers bring the Film Noir era to the Workhouse! 
July 11, 2015 through July 12, 2015
Saturday evening performance at 8pm, Sunday matinee performance at 2pm. The story of America is as rich and fascinating as the songs, characters and stories that it inspires.