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

Ani Choying

Ani Choying Live In Concert

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

Internationally acclaimed for her simply stunning interpretations of Buddhist mantras and songs, Ani Choying returns to Lisner this summer!

Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join legendary comedian Margaret Cho for an intimate, very special one-time performance benefiting the LGBT Health Policy & Practice Program at GW. 

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.

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. 

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