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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

September 12, 2014 through October 12, 2014
Friday & Saturday performances at 8pm, Sunday performances at 7pm. Presented by Pandemonium Theatrical Productions. Music by Matt Conner, Lyrics adapted from the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Book by Grace Barnes.
September 6, 2014 through September 28, 2014
Presented by Pandemonium Theatrical Productions
September 27, 2014
Live Concert with Dancing! Attention all Baby Boomers and Bobby Soxers!  Award-winning rock-n-rollers, The Sixth Generation, perform live in the McGuireWoods gallery with plenty of room to dance the night away!
October 4, 2014 through October 5, 2014
Saturday evening performance at 8pm, Sunday matinee performance at 2pm.  Join us for a ride on the ‘wrong-side-of-the-tracks” as we perform the best songs from the most nefarious characters in musicdom.
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 19, 2014
Special Triple Featuring Screening!
October 23, 2014
A fantastic performance that will feature the critically acclaimed National Broadway Chorus singing many types of sacred 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 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 2pm.  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!
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!
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.