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

Youssou N'Dour

Youssou N'Dour

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 8:00pm

Youssou N'Dour from Senegal is one of the major stars of African pop. He and his band are internationally known for their thoughtful lyrics and joyous performances.

Rastak Promotional Poster with eleven musicians and several musical instruments

Rastak Music Group

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 8:00pm

The most anticipated event of the year, an ensemble of virtuoso musicians presenting a fusion of contemporary Persian folk & traditional music. Rastak Group seeks to collect, record & interpret traditional Persian folk music for a global audience, incorporating language, culture & history also merging traditional instruments & forms with contemporary rhythms.

KanKouran dancers in colorful clothing dancing on stage

BOLO (Bridge of Togetherness)

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 8:00pm

KanKouran's 2017 production, Bolo, will take audiences on an unbeliebably breathtaking journey into the influence that African dance and culture has had on contemporary dance styles, and how today's choreographers are now reaching back to bring an African influence into their work.

Chris Kimball in white shirt, apron and bow tie, with arms folded

Chris Kimball's Milk Street Live!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 7:30pm

Take a private tour inside the world of Milk Street with Christopher Kimball, founder and host of Milk Street TV and Radio. Every audience member participates in a taste-test and selected attendees come on stage for cooking competitions, quizzes, and tastings. Discover the secrets of cooking from Milk Street travels to Thailand, Mexico, & Peru to London, South Africa & the Middle East. 

King Crimson promotional poster

King Crimson

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 8:00pm

Progressive rock icons King Crimson is making two stops at Lisner Auditorium as part of their North American ‘Radical Action’ Tour. Conceived in 1968, they came to prominence after supporting The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park. Their ground-breaking debut In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969), described by Pete Townshend as "an uncanny masterpiece", began a career that has spanned nearly five decades. This iteration of the band has been touring since 2014. 

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