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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 3, 2015
Each month (and sometimes twice a month) Cool Cow Comedy's headliners and featured performers take the stage in the W-3 Theare. 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!
April 4, 2015 through April 5, 2015
Saturday evening performance at 8pm, Sunday matinee performance at 1pm. Lights! Camera! Music! The best of Broadway has been preserved for future generations through their film adaptations!
April 11, 2015 through May 17, 2015
Presented by Pandemonium Theatrical Productions. Guess who’s got a passion for fashion? In this musical adaptation of the classic tale, Emperor Augustus has been led astray of his once kind-hearted nature by a villainous duo who are eager to take over the throne!
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 1pm.
June 5, 2015 through June 7, 2015
Saturday evening performance at 8pm, Sunday matinee performance at 1pm. 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 1pm. The story of America is as rich and fascinating as the songs, characters and stories that it inspires.
July 31, 2015 through August 2, 2015
Fri & Sat at 8pm and Sun at 1pm (doors open 30 minutes prior). Our sizzling hot troop of cabaret performers seriously "raise some mercury" during our Sizzling Summer Night serenade!
September 5, 2015 through September 6, 2015
Sat at 8pm and Sun at 1pm (doors open 30 minutes prior). Our cabaret team performs music to ease us into the Autumn season, and there's no better place for the Fall weather than New York City.
September 12, 2015 through October 18, 2015
Presented by Pandemonium Theatrical Productions. Sixteen years ago, a beautiful princess was born to the King and Queen while everyone in the entire kingdom celebrated! Well, almost everyone...
October 2, 2015 through October 4, 2015
Friday October 2 and Sunday October 4, 2015. *Please note that there is no performance on Sat Oct 3 for this title. 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.
November 13, 2015 through November 15, 2015
Fri & Sat at 8pm (doors open 7:30pm) & Sun at 1pm (doors open 12:30pm).  Look out! The Divas are back to take over the Workhouse Cabaret Stage and will battle it out in a spectacular showcase of showstopping vocals!
November 14, 2015
Discover the Islands through song and dance featuring Hula Hulau O Ke Anuenue Punahele, while enjoying a simple dinner of Hawaiian chili and rice.
December 11, 2015 through December 13, 2015
Fri & Sat at 8pm and Sun at 1pm (doors open minutes prior). Which of Santa's lists are you on this year?!  Hop into the sleigh and enjoy the ride as we present some of the most memorable songs from the holiday season!