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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

April 25, 2014 through May 31, 2014
The world's longest running musical - running for over 52 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over! 
March 29, 2014 through April 26, 2014
The April 26, 11am performance of "The Little Mermaid" has been canceled. 
April 27, 2014 through June 1, 2014
Presented by Pandemonium Theatrical Productions. The world's longest running musical - running for over 52 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over! 
May 2, 2014 through May 3, 2014
Grab your passport and pack your bags for a virtual trip around the world in true musical style!
May 10, 2014 through June 14, 2014
Presented by Pandemonium Theatrical Productions. LIVE onstage! An original musical adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
April 19, 2014 through June 21, 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.
May 25, 2014
Attention all Baby Boomers and Bobby Soxers! Join The Sixth Generation for a special concert in 60's Dance Hall Style at the Workhouse Arts Center!
June 6, 2014 through June 7, 2014
This month our cabaret performers channel the essence of the City of Lights... after dark, that is!
June 8, 2014
This month our cabaret performers channel the essence of the City of Lights... after dark, that is!
June 13, 2014 through June 21, 2014
Unquiet Theatre Company Presents: Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute Directed by Katy Chmura
June 14, 2014
Special Engagement Costume Ball  Proceeds to Benefit Performing Arts Programming at the Workhouse
June 15, 2014 through June 22, 2014
Unquiet Theatre Company Presents: Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute Directed by Katy Chmura
June 21, 2014 through August 9, 2014
Mestey Films Productions presents Live Onstage: Croissant  
June 28, 2014
Attention all Baby Boomers and Bobby Soxers! Join The Sixth Generation for a special concert in 60's Dance Hall Style at the Workhouse Arts Center!
July 12, 2014
This weekend, the Workhouse Cabaret Performers will whisk us back in time, to a good old-fashioned rowdy British Music Hall!
July 13, 2014
This weekend, the Workhouse Cabaret Performers will whisk us back in time, to a good old-fashioned rowdy British Music Hall!
July 19, 2014
Clifton Film Fest is a film festival located in Northern Virginia showcasing original films made by the surrounding community at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. Come watch cool original films and support the filmmakers at the 2013 festival! There will be a variety of films including independent dramas, comedies, documentaries, and animations.
August 2, 2014
Look out! The Divas have taken over the Workhouse Cabaret Stage and will battle it out in a spectacular showcase of showstopping vocals!
August 3, 2014
Look out! The Divas have taken over the Workhouse Cabaret Stage and will battle it out in a spectacular showcase of showstopping vocals!
August 8, 2014 through August 9, 2014
Presented by Front and Center Productions. By Moises Kaufman. 
August 10, 2014
Presented by Front and Center Productions. By Moises Kaufman. 
September 6, 2014 through September 28, 2014
Presented by Pandemonium Theatrical Productions. LIVE onstage! An original musical adaptation inspired by the classic Lewis Carroll stories.
September 6, 2014
Our Most Popular Cabaret of 2013 Returns Featuring Additional Music!
September 7, 2014
Our Most Popular Cabaret of 2013 Returns Featuring Additional Music!
September 12, 2014 through October 11, 2014
Presented by Pandemonium Theatrical Productions. Music by Matt Conner, Lyrics adapted from the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Book by Grace Barnes.

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