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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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.

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My Brother My Brother and Me

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy are the force behind a series of very successful podcasts, most notably MY BROTHER MY BROTHER AND ME and THE ADVENTURE ZONE. Each get upwards of 300k unique downloads per episode, and regularly chart on iTunes. MY BROTHER MY BROTHER AND ME has also launched a Seeso series, and will be renewed for a second season (or more) shortly.

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2017 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

The National Endowment for the Arts presents the 2017 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert. Celebrate our nation’s master folk and traditional artists in a concert featuring music, dance, crafts, and conversations. For more information, visit arts.gov.

Tango Opera - Maria de Buenos Aires

Tango Opera - Maria de Buenos Aires

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00pm

PASO performs Maria de Buenos Aires - Astor Piazzolla's genre-bending tango opera with its hauntingly beautiful music and surrealistic lyrics. With an all Argentine cast: Maria Quinteros as Maria; Martin de Leon as the Dreamy Sparrow and the Gaucho Minstrel; Hugo Medrana as the Poet Goblin and Drunk; Rodolfo Zanetti on bandoneon, and a talking choir of psychoanalysts, this is a gripping show you won't want to miss! Simultaneous translation of lyrics provided.

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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. 

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