Welcome to Lisner

Revered as a National & DC Historical Landmark, Lisner Auditorium opened its doors for public performances in the fall of 1946. As an anchor for arts and culture at The George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium hosts world class events and activities and brings well over 100,000 visitors a year to the Foggy Bottom campus.

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Upcoming Events

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Time Machine - Back To The USA!

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

After their sold-out North-American tour in 2010, Russia's legendary rock-and-roll band the "Time Machine" is back in the USA. This iconic group is recognized as a "patriarch" of Russian rock music and achieved cult status among several generations in the former Soviet Union. While originally the band drew their inspiration from The Beatles, Mashina Vremeni has developed a unique voice through the years, often changing style, but most of the charm of their songs is in the melody and meaningful lyrics.

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The GWU South Asian Society proudly presents Bhangra Blowout 25

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Bhangra Blowout is a national intercollegiate dance competition celebrating the Punjabi folk dance form of Bhangra. This event will be hosted by the GWU South Asian Society and all proceeds will go to the Malala Fund, a charitable organization supporting girls' education efforts globally.

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Step Your Game Up Charity Step Show 2018

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

For the past 20 years, the Nu Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. has sponsored the annual "Step Your Game Up" Charity step show featuring fraternities, sororities, and exhibition teams from across the country. On the 20th anniversary of the step show, the Nu Beta Chapter is finally bringing the event back to the District. This is an event for everyone, so come ready to enjoy yourself because a good time awaits all who will be in attendance! 

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TEDxFoggyBottom 2018: Fear Itself

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am

TEDxFoggyBottom 2018 brings together speakers from all walks of life to explore how fear shapes the human experience, and to challenge how we perceive it.

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Kronos Quartet presented by Washington Performing Arts

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 8:00pm

Experience a fascinating and moving perspective on Chinese cultural history as Grammy-winners Kronos Quartet and pipa virtuoso Wu Man tell the story of Yin Yu Tang, an elegant, 300-year-old house from a southeastern Chinese village, dismantled piece-by-piece in 2003 and rebuilt at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. The evening-length program includes works by many composers, enhanced with live staging and video elements from acclaimed director Chen Shi-Zheng.

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