Crucible Membership

The Crucible is a members-only organization. Almost all events are members only. Membership allows you to attend events at the club as well as bring one guest with you.
To become a member, sign up online and check in with the membership table when you next come in to pay for your membership and get your membership card.

More information and to become a member visit our membership page.

Dungeon 101

Are you new to BDSM, public play, or The Crucible?
Dungeon 101 is The Crucible’s monthly outreach night, designed to help you feel at ease as you explore public play. Dungeon 101 is open to anyone 18 or older who is interested in learning more about BDSM and The Crucible.
All attendees must show a government-issued photo ID.
This is an 18+ event and no alcohol is sold or permitted.
To foster a learning environment, sex is not allowed for the duration of the event.
No advance tickets are necessary or available, admission is at the door ($25 for Crucible members, $35 for non-members, $10 with Gateway card).
For more information, visit the Dungeon 101 page or email us!

Covid-19 Policy

Beginning January 2, 2024, The Crucible will no longer require proof of covid-19 vaccination.
We encourage individuals to make sure they are up-to-date with their boosters per CDC guidelines. As always, if you have symptoms of covid-19 or other airborne illnesses, please stay home. Individuals who wish to wear masks in the club are of course welcome to do so. If you have any questions about this policy, please reach out to

Upcoming Events

    July 24, 2024
  • Crucible Rendevous (21+)
    July 25, 2024  8:00 pm - July 26, 2024  12:00 am

    You are cordially invtied to Crucible Rendezvous, your new monthly hangout for the Swinger, ENM, and Kinky Community!

    Welcome to Crucible Rendezvous, where passion is celebrated and connections ignite in an inclusive and queer-friendly atmosphere. As a trailblazing event in the realm of Swinger and ENM (Ethical Non-Monogamy) kink parties, Crucible Rendezvous prides itself on creating a space that is not only inclusive but actively embraces the vibrant spectrum of human connections.

    Our gatherings are a fusion of sensuality, consent, and open-minded exploration. Whether you're a seasoned participant or a newcomer to the lifestyle, Crucible Rendezvous invites you to embark on a journey of connection, pleasure, and self-discovery. Our commitment to providing a safe, judgment-free space allows you to engage with like-minded individuals, forging connections that extend beyond the confines of societal norms.

    At Crucible Rendezvous, we believe in fostering an environment where all expressions of love, desire, and kink are welcomed, respected, and celebrated. Our events are designed with a queer-friendly ethos, recognizing and honoring the rich tapestry of identities within the LGBTQIA+ community. We strive to create a haven for individuals and couples exploring the realms of ethical non-monogamy, swinging, and kink, ensuring that everyone feels seen, heard, and free to express their authentic selves.

    Join us at Crucible Rendezvous, where the crucible of passion meets a conclave of diverse souls, and let the sparks of connection spark your most intimate desires. Embrace the extraordinary and revel in the freedom to explore the boundaries of your own unique journey in the company of fellow seekers of pleasure and connection.

    This is a 21+ Party
    Identification is required at the entrance.
    Must be a member of The Crucible or the guest of a member.

    $25 for members, $35 for guests
    (Limit 1 guest per member)



  • Black & Kinky Fridays: Heroes vs. Villains - a Kinky Cosplay Event (21+)
    July 26, 2024  9:00 pm - July 27, 2024  2:00 am

    Are you ready to unleash your inner hero or villain? Step into a world of fantasy and Kinky adventure. Whether you embody the courage of a Hero or the cunning of a Villain, this is your chance to shine. Gather your friends, perfect your costumes, and get ready for an unforgettable night of KINKY heroics and villainy!

    Don’t miss out on the most thrilling Kinky cosplay event of the summer!

    Cosplay Contest:
    Show off your costume Making skills and compete for amazing prizes!

    Categories include :
    Best Hero, Best Villain, and Best Group.

    Everyone is welcome to attend, whether as an active participant, spectator, or just to socialize and enjoy the dungeon space. We encourage all first time attendees to arrive EARLY as B&K organizers will be available for dungeon tours, classes, and open Q&A to discuss dungeon play policies/procedures during the first hour.

    You must be a Crucible member or the guest of a member to attend. This event is 21+.

    July 27, 2024
  • Crucible Gamers & Crafternoon
    July 28, 2024  2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Come join the Crucible Gamers to play board, card, and video games, or take advantage of all the other options the club has to offer. It's a chill Sunday afternoon, so plenty of time for whatever, and not too crowded, so plenty of room to spread out too.

    Games. Come play them. Bring some if you wish. Also bring someone if you wish. Play games.

    In tandem with the Gamers, we're inviting crafty kinksters to join us for Kinky Crafternoon at the Crucible. All your hand crafts are welcome - beading, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, jewelry-making, knitting, spinning, weaving, etc. Bring your tools/supplies (and any you're willing to share/trade). All skill levels are welcome and skill sharing is strongly encouraged.
    We ask that you leave anything especially noisy (power tools), smelly (model glue/paint), or messy (whittling, glitter) at home.

    $5 Crucible members
    $10 each guest (1 per member)

    Crucible Membership required
    18+ ID will be checked at the door

    July 29, 2024
    July 31, 2024
  • Black Rose Gateway
    August 1, 2024  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    BR Gateway is a special Black Rose meeting intended for individuals (18 and older) who are either new to BDSM or new to the DC kink scene. BR Gateway is designed to facilitate getting your questions answered. Attendees at this event tend to be from diverse ages, backgrounds, genders, orientations, and more — everyone is welcome.  The meeting is an informal discussion and there is nothing you have to bring. Casual or business attire is more appropriate, scene wear is not appropriate.
    Gateway attendees receive a coupon for discounted admission to Dungeon 101 and a Black Rose Tuesday night class.
    ASL Interpreters are available upon request. Please give us two weeks notice. Email for more information.
    $5 entry fee. Admission is at the door.

  • Dungeon 101
    August 2, 2024  7:30 pm - August 3, 2024  2:00 am

    Dungeon 101 serves as an introduction into public BDSM play. If you have never attended a public BDSM play event, it can be a bit daunting. The Dungeon 101 class is specifically designed to make you feel comfortable at your first public BDSM dungeon event. Attendees and presenters come from a diverse cross section of the community, all orientations, genders and kinks are welcome. You are welcome to come alone, bring a friend or bring a bunch of friends.

    From 7:30 until 8:00 PM will be social time. Starting at 8:00 PM, there will be a talk on scene etiquette and an opportunity to learn about the dungeon itself. Directly following will be a "Exploratorium" event until 11:00 PM where you can try and/or experience many different kinds of play scenes. The idea is for it to be a fun evening for everyone!

    No advance tickets are available for this event -  please plan to arrive early and pay at the door.

    $10 with Gateway card,
    $25 members with membership card,
    $35 all others

    More experienced folk come on out after 11:00 PM for Open Play. We ask that everyone except presenters keep their toy bags put away until Open Play starts to avoid confusion. No scenes or play permitted during the Exploratorium.

    This is an outreach event, you do not need to be a BR or Crucible member to attend.

    In order to foster a learning environment, there is no sex allowed at Dungeon 101, and no alcohol is sold. This applies all night, even during open play after the Exploratorium has concluded.

    You must be at least 18 years of age. Government-issued photo ID required for entry.

  • Sinfully Naughty (21+)
    August 3, 2024  9:00 pm - August 4, 2024  2:00 am

    Sinfully Naughty Playductions hosts monthly play parties at The Crucible. Each month, expect a great party with a fun theme, snacks, games & prizes, demo stations, and more!
    You must be a Crucible member or the guest of a member to attend. All attendees must show ID.

    Themes and other details updated as they become available.

  • Hitchin' Bitches
    August 4, 2024  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Hitchin' Bitches is for women and non-binary folks interested in tying, being tied and who self-tie. Men may accompany attendees as bottoms, but may not tie or participate in any discussions other than as bottoms. Men are only allowed at the invitation of an attending top.

    You must be a Crucible member or the guest of a member.
    $10 for Crucible members / $15 for non-members

    August 5, 2024
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