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.

Camp Crucible!

Saturday, May 27, 2023 – Sunday, June 4, 2023

Camp Crucible is the ultimate outdoor 24/7 fantasy vacation for those interested or involved in BDSM, sexuality, sensuality, human pony play, age play, education, exploration, relaxation, and socializing with old friends while meeting new ones.

More information can be found at

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who donated to The Crucible while we were closed. And have supported us since we have been back open. Your generosity helped us pay the rent and is the reason we are able to remain open and continue being a playspace to the DC area community and all of our friends who visit from out of town.
We are no longer accepting donations. To support the club continue being a member and come out and play!

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

All attendees at The Crucible must show proof of covid-19 vaccination to enter.

Upcoming Events

  • LOBO Presents Animal Haus at the Crucible! (21+)
    September 23, 2023  9:00 pm - September 24, 2023  2:00 am

    Pet players, furries, and other like minded individuals. Come join us at the Crucible for a night of play, dance, and mischief at DC’s biggest BDSM venue. Music all night by Jake Maxwell. 21+ only.LOBO (Lights Out, Barks Out) is a monthly event held for the kink community with a focus on welcoming everyone. Founded in July 2019 by a group of friends, LOBO began in Washington, D.C. at the historic DC Eagle bar and is currently presented by Jake Maxwell Production, and showcases DJs playing a wide range of genres.  What started as an event focused on the pet play and furry communities quickly grew to encompass a much larger community. The event prides itself on a commitment to equality across the board and creating a space where everyone can express themselves.This is an outreach event, you do not need to be a Crucible member to attend.
    $25 members with membership card,
    $35 all others
    All attendees must show gov issued ID and proof of vaccination

  • Crucible Gamers & Crafternoon
    September 24, 2023  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
    Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Required

    September 25, 2023
    September 26, 2023
    September 27, 2023
    September 28, 2023
  • BR Presents: A Twilight Experience
    September 29, 2023  9:00 pm - September 30, 2023  2:00 am

    Join us this month for Black Rose Presents: A Twilight Experience – Continue the Saga with Us!

    Calling all vampires and werewolves! Live out your angsty supernatural dreams as we celebrate the campy fun of the Twilight Saga!

    Are you Team Vampire? Team Werewolf? Team… well… human? Team ALL OF THE ABOVE?

    Necks and biting … blood play … fangs and claws … rough body play … any fun-filled Twilight fantasies you can dream up? We welcome all types at BR Presents! Dig out your sparkle (no loose glitter please) or your fur and join us for a night you will never forget!

    This is an 18+ event!

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

    Black Rose/Crucible Members: $25

    There will be non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

    Doors open at 9PM

    Have questions about Black Rose? Find a friendly face at the social and chat them up! Interested in becoming a Black Rose Member? (you totally should) Click here!

    Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination is required. Masks welcome. 

  • Blush (21+)
    September 30, 2023  9:00 pm - October 1, 2023  2:00 am

    A party more focused on sex, flirting, connection, and titillation. Demo stations will tend to be more sensation-based, such as wax, with exhibition scenes that are playful and hot. The signature Blush drink is a sparkling raspberry lemonade, available with or without alcohol.
    $25/members, $35/guests - you must be a member or the guest of a member
    Proof of covid-19 vaccination required.

  • Hitchin' Bitches
    October 1, 2023  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. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for all attendees. 
    $10 for Crucible members / $15 for non-members

    October 2, 2023
    October 3, 2023
    October 4, 2023
  • Black Rose Gateway
    October 5, 2023  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
    October 6, 2023  7:30 pm - October 7, 2023  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!

    To facilitate the Exploratorium, we'll be capping attendance at 150. Everyone in the building (presenters, staff, attendees) must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination to enter. 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. Proof of Vaccination Required

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