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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

August 16, 2014 through August 24, 2014
Presented by Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre.
August 23, 2014
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!
August 23, 2014
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!
August 24, 2014
Presented by Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre.
August 30, 2014
The Workhouse Arts Center is thrilled to be hosting Mount Vernon Nights again this summer!  This series of free public concerts will take place Saturday evenings at 7-8pm on the Quad in June, July and August. 
September 6, 2014 through September 28, 2014
Presented by Pandemonium Theatrical Productions
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.
September 14, 2014 through October 12, 2014
Presented by Pandemonium Theatrical Productions. Music by Matt Conner, Lyrics adapted from the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Book by Grace Barnes. 
July 19, 2014 through September 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.
October 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Celebrate Halloween at the Workhouse Arts Center during the entire month of October! 
October 4, 2014
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 5, 2014
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 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
This weekend, the Leading Men of stage and screen take over the cabaret stage!
November 2, 2014
This weekend, the Leading Men of stage and screen take over the cabaret stage! 
December 6, 2014
Hop into the sleigh and enjoy the ride as we present some of the most memorable songs from the holiday season!
December 7, 2014
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 3, 2015
A special encore of our one of our most requested titles!
January 4, 2015
A special encore of our one of our most requested titles!

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