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 and proof of covid-19 vaccination.
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

  • Bruise (21+)
    April 20, 2024  9:00 pm - April 21, 2024  2:00 am

    This party is rougher around the edges, with a focus on S/M, pain, and edgeplay. Demo stations will include knives, needles, or heavy impact, and exhibition scenes may be disturbing or frightening to some. The signature Bruise drink is a cranberry, citrus and passionfruit mocktail or cocktail with edible shimmer!
    $25/members, $35/guests

  • Crucible Rope Share
    April 21, 2024  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Bondage enthusiasts, new tiers, old riggers, self tiers, escape artists, … If you like rope, The Crucible has an event just for you, Crucible Rope Share.

    If you are, or want to be a part of, the rope family, you are invited to join in an afternoon of rope education, experimentation, and play. A Rope Share offers a bunch of ways to make a great rope day. If you are new to rope or looking for a new tie, instructors will be on hand to provide hands on instruction and guidance to help you improve your skills. If you have a tie that needs workshopping / experimenting, the instructors and other community members may have the insight to share that helps you find your “ah-ha” moment. If you just need a place to tie, the club is available for your use and enjoyment.

    This event is for rope enthusiasts of all skill levels, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, and race/ethnicity who want to learn about the art of bondage and share their passion for rope with others. Attendees must be Crucible Members or the guest of a member and be 18 years old or older.

    $10/members, $15/guests

    April 22, 2024
    April 24, 2024
  • Crucible Rendevous (21+)
    April 25, 2024  8:00 pm - April 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 Rose Social
    April 26, 2024  9:00 pm - April 27, 2024  2:00 am

    On BR Social nights, The Crucible will admit BR members at the same rate as Crucible members ($25 members/$35 guests).

    Join us at 9pm for socialization and light refreshments. Open play starts whenever and lasts until the doors close.

     You must be a Crucible or Black Rose member or the guest of one to attend.

  • LOBO Presents: Animal Haus (21+)
    April 27, 2024  9:00 pm - April 28, 2024  2:00 am

    From the creators of Lights Out, Barks Out comes Animal Haus, a monthly music and play event centered at the intersection of pet play and kink. DJs will be spinning all night long, while attendees can explore The Crucible’s 6,000 square feet of play space. Fursuiters, Pups, and petplayers from all around the DMV can expect a fun, consent based, unforgettable evening.

    Animal Haus is a break from LOBO’s usual event (held on the second saturday at The Green Lantern). While you can still expect the same caliber of music and excitement, Animal Haus is centered on bringing together folks from all different communities to play, dance, and
    connect in a way that is solely unique to The Crucible. In this members-only space, nudity and open play is allowed, and occasionally LOBO will feature demo stations so folks can get a taste of different flavors of Kink.

    This event is 21+ and will have a bar. While there is no formal coat check, there is a coat/gear/tote/etc room to hold any of your gear or bags (first come first serve). The Crucible features a dance floor, seating area, lounge, 2 private rooms, a semi private space, and a huge dungeon space packed with furniture to help fulfill any fantasy.

    Please note you must be a member or a guest of a member to attend. One member per guest allowed, guests may only be guested in twice before we ask that they purchase a membership. Memberships are $40 a year and can be purchased from Membership must be purchased in advance of attending any event at The Crucible.

    All attendees must show government-issued photo ID.

  • Crucible Gamers & Crafternoon
    April 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

    April 29, 2024
    May 1, 2024
  • Black Rose Gateway
    May 2, 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
    May 3, 2024  7:30 pm - May 4, 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.

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