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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The George Washington Law Revue presents LAWS: The 40th Annual Law Revue Show

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 7:30pm

The GW Law Revue Show brings all the joys and pains of law school the Lisner stage for its 40th anniversary! This beloved law school tradition features songs, dances, and skits written and performed by GW Law students that are sure to leave you in stitches!

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Sorin: A Notre Dame Story

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:42pm

Sorin: A Notre Dame Story is a new, one-person play about the dawn of the University of Notre Dame as told by the intrepid Holy Cross priest who founded it, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C. Directed by Patrick Vassel ’07—Assoc. Director of Broadway’s smash hit, Hamilton—and written by celebrated playwright Christina Telesca Gorman ’91, Sorin stars Matthew Goodrich ’09 as Father Sorin in a transformational performance that carries the audience through a sweeping journey of faith, character, & resolve.

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Wu Man & the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band presented by Washington Performing Arts

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 8:00pm

One of the world’s foremost masters of the pipa (a Chinese lute), Wu Man is well-known to U.S. audiences for her collaborations with Kronos Quartet and the Silk Road Ensemble. In this joyous multimedia program, she joins China’s Huayin Shadow Puppet Band—superstars in their home country—for an evening of traditional music and shadow puppetry.

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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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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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