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Workhouse Arts Center

9601 Ox Rd, Lorton, VA 22079-3413
+1 703-584-2900
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In Remembrance of Suffrage Movement

Located on the grounds of the Occoquan Regional Park you will find one of the last of nine brick... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Great way to spend family time.

A variety of arts to view. They offer concerts, comedy shows and more all year long. Often the... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Lorton, Virginia
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The Workhouse Arts Center, once a former prison, is now a flourishing arts community that is home to over 100 of the finest regional artists, with a rich local and national history. The Workhouse has a beautiful campus open year round to the public, with eight artist studio buildings, two main galleries, a prison museum, cafe, gift shop, art supply store, new Youth Arts Center and W-3 Theatre. New performances at the Workhouse W-3 Theatre include: Comedy Nights, a Cabaret Series, Dinner and a Movie Nights, as well as Children’s Theatre programs. The Workhouse offers over 200 educational opportunities for all age groups and skill levels.
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9601 Ox Rd, Lorton, VA 22079-3413
+1 703-584-2900
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Located on the grounds of the Occoquan Regional Park you will find one of the last of nine brick kilns and brick smokestack chimney. The kiln is referred to as the. The bricks were placed in the kiln and were baked using coal fires. These...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A variety of arts to view. They offer concerts, comedy shows and more all year long. Often the Workhouse has a special event every week.

Thank KAH7895
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I like to visit here often. There is always something new. Whenever we have out of town guests, we bring them here. There are about 100 studios rented to artists of all sorts. They are all welcoming and glad to have you come into their...More

Thank waynerw2016
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Workhouse is working hard to grow its offerings. Every event just gets better. The management has worked hard to insure a wide range of events and has something for everyone. Take time to check it out and GO! You will not be sorry. Lorton is...More

Thank JBD57
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good place to check out an eclectic group of artistic endeavors. Lots of special events on weekends too.

Thank mahpiyapeta
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Noticed a sign for a comedy show while driving by the Workhouse so we decided to check out their Valentine's Day special. What a trip! Tix were cheap and easy to book online, they had booze, and seating was comfortable (although as I understand it,...More

1  Thank rlwags13
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very nice place to watch a comedy show. Stadium seating, adult beverages, quaint. Clean, and friendly. Ample parking, well lit.

1  Thank WhaJac
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Workhouse art center saves wide variety of social, cultural, educational programs. For Halloween their haunted house was the best haunted house we ever visited. Love their farmers market. Carnival was pretty good too. Enjoyed workhouse's stand up comedy. Workhouse art center has lots of interesting...More

Thank Soarin2016
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Workhouse is located in original buildings from the Lorton Prison. That alone is pretty cool. The Arts Center is spread out among multiple buildings and houses some fantastic artists. You can see/ purchase the art and actually meet the artists while they are working....More

1  Thank Remaxava
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Workhouse Arts Center has so much to offer and appeals to so many. First it is an amazing transformation of the infamous Lorton Minimum Security facility into a first class arts/cultural center. There are also at least a dozen buildings now open to the...More

1  Thank timrizer
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9 July 2016|
Response from Chinapjs | Reviewed this property |
Plwnty of free parking. There is a small desk in the first building which gives out maps of area, event schwdules and can probably sell tickets.