To get on the Crucible's announce list, go HERE

Look HERE to see more about what we do.


Event tickets

Master Calendar

All Crucible & Crucible Lifestyle events

Here's what's involved in becoming a Crucible member. What/who/when/where, etc.

Read all this, then join

Leather Fleamarket & Play

Leather Fleamarket & Play #29 ~ Oct 11th

30+ Vendors

Crucible Rules

What we expect you to know

How to Contact us, or Sign up for weekly announcements

Monthly introduction to the Dungeon

As soon as we get our permits all in order, we'll announce our new location here

The Crucible's Lifestyle group

We have a thriving group of "Lifestyler's", here's their website


Consent matters

Welcome to The Crucible, Washington DC's Only Alternate Lifestyles/BDSM Private Club


Projected opening - March!

Stay tuned for our new location, as soon as we can, we'll let you know where we're moving.

To be kept apprised, get on the Crucible's announce list: HERE

We are:

A 501(c)7 non-profit PRIVATE SOCIAL CLUB
We have a certificate of occupancy
We have a T/A certification
We have our basic business license

We have a voluntary agreement of understanding with the local ANC's !

The biggest change is that now, for about 95% of everything we do, MEMBERSHIPS ARE MANDATORY.
It's required by both the IRS - and the City.


The RED Wall


And the building next to us has risen out of the ground like... well, it's reaching it's max height. Use it as a landmark when finding us.

NOTE: The neighborhood has justifiable concerns that we operate as a Private Club, and that nobody can simply walk up and get in off the street. MEMBERSHIPS ARE REQUIRED. You must get your membership prior to coming to an event. You may NOT walk up and get a membership. That requires going to the membership page HERE and joining. That means we have your real name and address on file. This data is sacrosanct, and will NEVER be disseminated to anybody... EVER

It is very important to all concerned that we are not imposing ourselves on our new neighborhood in a negative manner. But we know that won't happen. We DO encourage you to come early, and eat in one of the many restaurants that comprise the surrounding neighborhood. Let them know who you are, and that you'll be back. Nothing says welcome like more "green" in the till at closing. Comport yourselves like the caring, decent people we know you to be.


Online memberships available after reading the membership page HERE

Operating hours generally are 9 PM - 2 AM

(But check the calendar to make sure)

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