The Workhouse Arts Center, recognized on the historic registry, has ideal locations for your special events. Epicure and Culture recently recognized the Workhouse on its national list of “best re-purposed historic buildings.”

Contact Monet Washington, Event Manager, at for more information or to begin planning your event.

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McGuireWoods Gallery

Rizer Pavilion

This 2,700 square foot space makes an elegant backdrop for receptions, seated dinners or corporate events. The gallery features large windows, beautiful hardwood floors, an audio system and USB compatible TV. For a seated dinner the gallery can accommodate 120 guests, and for a cocktail style event it can accommodate 200 guests.

Rental Rates

Saturday: $450/hour
Friday and Sunday: $350/hour
Monday-Thursday: $250/hour

Saturday: $300/hour
Friday and Sunday: $200/hour
Monday-Thursday: $100/hour



The Rizer Pavilion is located on the 61,000 square foot quad which is at the center of the Workhouse campus. The seasonal pavilion tent is 5,000 square feet and can accommodate 300 guests.  The tent has side panels that can be removed for an open air event or closed in multiple configurations depending on the need. Within the tent there is lighting, a sound system and a stage.

Rental Rates

Saturday: $450/hour
Friday and Sunday: $350/hour
Monday-Thursday: $250/hour


In addition to our Rizer Pavilion, the entire Workhouse Quad area can be rented for large-scale events.

Rental Rates

$750.00 per hr Saturdays
Friday and Sundays $650.00 per hr.
Monday – Thursdays $550 per hr



Vulcan Muse




Located behind the Vulcan gallery, this space provides an intimate environment that is a great fit for business meeting, presentations and small lectures. The space can accommodate 50 quests. Included in the Vulcan Muse are a projector, screen and speakers.

Rental Rates
Saturday: $300/hour

Friday and Saturday $200/hour
Monday-Thursday $100/hour

This space is set up with meetings in mind. The large conference table can accommodate 12 people. Plenty of natural light fills the small room from the wall of windows that flank the table.

Rental Rates

Year Round
Saturday and Sunday $100/hour
Monday-Friday $50/hour

W-3 Theatre



Flexible theatre space great for lectures, meetings and events. Easily converts from theatre seating that can accommodate 100 people for dinner or meetings tables that can accommodate up to 50 guests. This space offers projector, screen, speakers, lighting and audio system.

Rental Rates
Base rate starts at $200 per hour.

If additional tech assistance is needed there is a $25 per hour charge added. Additional theater services also available.

For more information please contact Joseph Wallen, Director of Performing Arts at:

The classrooms can be rented for small gatherings. Host your child’s birthday party here. The Workhouse offers arts based party packages and a party planner to help make the day unforgettable. To learn more about the birthday party packages click here: Birthday Party Packet 2016.

Or contact Anne Friend, Education Assistant & Camp Director at:

For more information on renting the classrooms for meetings or small events please contact Debra Balestreri, Director of Education at: