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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

November 22, 2014
Each month (and sometimes twice a month) Cool Cow Comedy's headliners and featured performers take the stage in the W-3 Theatre. Host and Comedian Rahmein Mostafavi (who has performed stand-up as such venues as DC Improv, Richmond Funny Bone andCaroline's on Broadway) leads regular sold out shows, making Cool Cow a staple of the entertainment options in Lorton! This month, headliner Jason Dudey appears on the Workhouse stage!
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 3, 2014 through December 14, 2014
Written and Directed by Rex Daugherty. Recommended for children ages 2-6. 
December 5, 2014
Each month (and sometimes twice a month) Cool Cow Comedy's headliners and featured performers take the stage in the W-3 Theatre. Host and Comedian Rahmein Mostafavi (who has performed stand-up as such venues as DC Improv, Richmond Funny Bone and Caroline's on Broadway) leads regular sold out shows, making Cool Cow a staple of the entertainment options in Lorton! This month, headliner Alycia Cooper appears on the Workhouse stage!
December 6, 2014 through December 7, 2014
Saturday evening performance at 8pm, Sunday matinee performance at 1pm.  Hop into the sleigh and enjoy the ride as we present some of the most memorable songs from the holiday season!
December 12, 2014 through December 13, 2014
Beth Elliott Dance Group hosts Small Plates Choreography Festival, a curated dance event presenting the work of emerging and established choreographers from Northern Virginia and beyond. Confirmed companies performing are DanceArt Theatre, Fusion Dance, Joye Thomas, J. Dance Collective, Kista Tucker Insights, M.C.G. Company, Nomadic Artist, and The Solid Wave.
December 20, 2014 through December 21, 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.
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.
December 26, 2014 through December 27, 2014
Celebrate the season with the launch of a new series of British Music Hall inspired performances. Part cabaret, part variety show, plenty of laughter! 
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.