Friday, October 2 – Saturday, October 31
Fridays and Saturdays will run from 7-11pm each weekend in October, and the three Sundays in the middle of the month (October 11, 18, and 25) will run from 7-10pm.
Our Haunt 2020, “Nightmare Alley,” is Northern Virginia’s first-ever Haunted Drive-Thru! A haunted attraction is, itself, a long-standing tradition offered by the Workhouse, which serves not only as entertainment, but also as an extension of the Workhouse Performing Arts program, allowing local youth to practice their set production and theatrical skills.
“Nightmare Alley” is the first immersive, completely contactless drive-thru Halloween experience in the region. Zombies, swamp creatures, creepy clowns and scary dolls are among 13 different scary scenes taking up residence at the Workhouse campus during the month of October. These new inhabitants will scare and entertain visitors experiencing the attraction from the safety of their cars. And our campus provides a unique and extra eerie setting for this Halloween attraction.
*** Special Promo Code for First Weekend Only! SCARE2020 The first 100 tickets sold to opening weekend (Fri Oct 2 and Sat Oct 3) will be discounted to $55 when using the promo code. The promo code will expire after the first 100 tickets are sold. ***
Call 703-584-2955 or email LizColandene@workhousearts.org to receive the following discounts on group vehicle tickets:
15 cars – 5%
20 cars – 10%
30 cars – 15%
Click here for the tech/actor application.
Below are our sponsor opportunities and FAQs.
This Sponsorship must be secured By August 30th
Q: What is the ticket price of Nightmare Alley?
Starting at $60 per vehicle (not per person). Ticket prices will increase after October 15, 2020.
Q: What is the schedule of Nightmare Alley?
Nightmare Alley will run on weekends from October 2 – October 31, 2020. Fridays and Saturdays hours are 7:00 – 11:00 pm and Sundays from 7-10pm.
Q: Are any kind of vehicles permitted?
Cars, SUV’s and trucks (with a maximum clearance of 6.5’ and a width of no more than 8’) are permitted. Buses, RVs, limousines and other over-sized vehicles are not permitted into this event. No bicycles, motorcycles, mopeds or open vehicles. Vehicle sunroofs must remain closed.
Q: How do I buy tickets?
Tickets are being sold in advance online here. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Tickets are sold via timed-entry. Please bring a printed copy of your ticket – or have it available to show on a mobile device.
Q: Are you offering group ticket sales?
Yes! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about group ticket sales.
Q: How does timing work?
All tickets will be sold with a timed-entry. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your selected entry time to check-in and receive further instructions. You may arrive up to 45 minutes early if you plan to visit one of our food trucks, but please do not arrive more than 45 minutes early.
Please note the following:
Q: What happens if there’s bad weather?
If there is a light/mild rain, this event will likely still operate. If there is heavy rain or severe weather, it may not run (or may have partial hours). Please watch our Facebook page for any inclement weather updates.
Q: Is this safe with cars moving?
Yes! Vehicles will be staged, parking staff will dispatch vehicles one at a time, vehicles will be turned off before scary scenes begin, and scare-actors will not be deployed near moving vehicles.
Q: Are restrooms available and campus buildings open?
All buildings (and restrooms) will be closed during this event.
Q: Will there be food and drinks?
Food trucks will be on hand each night to offer à la carte food and soft drinks for purchase. Due to the ‘driving’ nature of this event, it will be an alcohol-free event. Bringing snacks onto campus is OK, but bringing alcohol violates ABC laws.
Q: Can I walk around campus while I’m waiting?
The only place you are permitted to be outside of your vehicle is in the food truck zone. For the safety and comfort of all guests attending, masks covering nose and mouth must be worn when out of your vehicle.
Q: Is this appropriate for kids?
While you will know your children best, this experience is not recommended for youth under the age of 13.
Q: I have other questions
For any questions not answered here please email: PerformingArts@WorkhouseArts.org
Q: I’m interested in being a sponsor. What do I need to do?
That’s great! Contact email@example.com.