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.
Crucible Halloween Party (21+)
October 28, 2023 9:00 pm – October 29, 2023 2:00 am
Greetings to all macabre aficionados, and welcome to a night of exquisite debauchery, darkness, and desire at The Crucible Halloween Party – where pleasure knows no boundaries, and secrets linger in the shadows.
As the moon ascends, casting eerie shadows upon the streets, we invite you to step into the realm of your deepest, darkest fantasies. The Crucible, a BDSM sanctuary like none other, is a haven of enigmatic kink, sensuality, play, and debauchery. But fear not, this Halloween night, for costumes shall shield your identity, granting you the freedom to embrace your innermost desires without reservation.
Will you be a mysterious phantom, a seductive succubus, or a wickedly enchanting creature of the night? The choice is yours. Immerse yourself in the hauntingly seductive atmosphere of The Crucible, where the scent of leather and the crack of the whip mingle with whispers of temptation. Unearth your deepest desires and revel in the darkness as we dance with the shadows.
And what masquerade would be complete without enchanting libations and delectable treats to tempt your palate? Sip on blood-red cocktails and savor sinful delights that will awaken your senses and leave you craving for more.
Halloween at The Crucible beckons you to embrace your inner demons, explore the boundaries of pleasure, and indulge in a night of unadulterated passion. This Halloween, let the thrill of the unknown consume you. Attend this sinful soirée, if you dare, and prepare to lose yourself in a night that will linger in your dreams, long after the midnight hour has struck. Join us, if you dare, at The Crucible, where pleasure knows no bounds and the night belongs to the wicked.
This is a 21+ only event. You must be a Crucible member or the guest of a member to attend. All attendees must show ID and proof of covid-19 vaccination to enter. Review the Crucible FAQ for questions.
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!
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!
All attendees at The Crucible must show proof of covid-19 vaccination to enter.
Dungeon 101December 1, 2023 7:30 pm - December 2, 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!
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
Sinfully Naughty (21+)December 2, 2023 9:00 pm - December 3, 2023 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 and proof of vaccination.
Themes and other details updated as they become available.
Hitchin' BitchesDecember 3, 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
CLOSEDDecember 4, 2023
CLOSEDDecember 5, 2023
CLOSEDDecember 6, 2023
Hot Boy Hot Holiday Circus Sideshow (21+)December 7, 2023 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alaska Lostboy, Babyface Reid, and Cyclone Jack Sullivan are premiering their adult sideshow spectacle - Hot Boy Holiday this December. This inspiring 2 hour program features incredible, inhuman acts such as, death defying sword swallowing, pain proof mayhem, and impossible feats of strength!
This captivating program is designed to awe and amaze patrons and promises to put butts in seats. We will offer your audience once in a lifetime talent unlike they've ever witnessed before. We collectively have over 15 unique acts that are certain to shock and excite. With our cast yielding multiple world records, your attendees will have the pleasure to truly see performers at the top of their crafts. Let us bring the best performances back to one of the best venues.
Hot Boy Holiday was first conceived when Babyface Reid was reunited with his long lost triplets, Alaska Lostboy, and Cyclone Jack Sullivan in Coney Island. They’re excited to premier their talents as an ensemble.
$25 for members/$35 for non-members
Membership is NOT required to attend this show.
Doors open at 7 PM, show starts at 8.
QINKDecember 8, 2023 9:00 pm - December 9, 2023 2:00 am
Looking for a space to be your most authentic, unapologetic self? Welcome to QINK - Queer Identifying n Kinky.
This is an all-inclusive space for all genders and queer sexualities for folks to meet new people, socialize, and play. Bring your best self and leave judgments at the door.
This is an 18+ party. Alcohol will not be served.
Identification and proof of COVID vaccination are required at entrance.
Must be a member of The Crucible or the guest of a member.
This event is for queers of all kinds and kinks, no matter your experience level. We want to smash gatekeeping and create a welcoming space for folks to explore themselves.
Crucible Rope - Wrapping Paper BondageDecember 9, 2023 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Topic: The topic for this month is Wrapping Paper Bondage. You may bring your favorite wrapping paper so that you can wrap your own presents and then unwrap them later. This will be similar to our Mummification class, except we'll be using holiday wrapping paper.
Doors open at 1:00p; Class starts at 1:30p
Due to the amount of safety material required to be covered for this class, we will be closing admittance to class at 2:00p. Thank you for your understanding.
Class is open to Crucible members and their guests. All attendees must show ID and proof of covid-19 vaccination.
entry $10 for members, $15 for guests
RISQUE (21+)December 9, 2023 9:00 pm - December 10, 2023 2:00 am
RISQUÉ is a monthly BDSM play party with music provided by the area’s hottest EDM DJs.
RISQUÉ is primarily a BDSM play party, designed to create a fun, comfortable space for members already well versed in the scene, as well as providing a safe and respectful environment for newcomers that are not only watch, but join in and learn at their own pace and comfort level. If you’re currently into, or would like to learn more about Bondage, Discipline, Domination, Submission, Sadism and/or Masochism, we have experienced players in the fields of Flogging, Rope, Fire Fleshing and/or Cupping, Needles, Knives, and much more every single month for your enjoyment.
As much as RISQUÉ is a play party, it is also a club night, so we feature a diverse variety of Electronic Dance Music, no matter if you’re into industrial, synthpop, EDM, house, electro, D&B, dubstep, or just about anything else, our DJs will be sure to get you moving. And of course, if there is someone you would like to spin, we’re always taking staffing requests.
RISQUÉ is a dress to impress party, however rest assured that nudity is always welcomed and accepted. Additionally, each month RISQUÉ will follow a new theme that you can dress up for and find new ways to enjoy yourself. Please see our event pages for details and suggestions.
You must be a Crucible member or the guest of a member to attend.
Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required to enter.
Admission is $25 for members and $35 for guests. All attendees must be at least 21 years old.
Pony Meet UpDecember 10, 2023 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pups, kittens, and all other animals are welcome as well to share the space, just be mindful of where you're romping around hooves 🙂
You must be a Crucible member or the guest of a member to attend. $10 for members/$15 for guests.
Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination is required to attend. Masks are optional.
CLOSEDDecember 11, 2023
CLOSEDDecember 12, 2023
CLOSEDDecember 13, 2023
Rigging the BodyDecember 14, 2023 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
This event is designed to open the door to rope artistry for all fem-identifying individuals. This will delve into body image and how rope makes you feel as well as how the community can help make bottoms and especially fem individuals feel comfortable in their own skin.
Bring your rope kit and whatever you may want/need. Organizers will have (some) rope and equipment to borrow if needed.
You must be a Crucible member or the guest of a member to attend. All attendees must provide a government-issued photo ID and proof of covid-19 vaccination. Masks are optional.