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

Georgian National Ballet dancer in blue dress


Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:30pm

SUKHISHVILI GEORGIAN NATIONAL DANCE brings fifty awe-inspiring, magnificently costumed, choreographic "warriors" that thrill and astound its audience. Washington Post exclaimed: "They are First, Foremost, Magnificent"! Back by popular demand, this is a rare "must - see" opportunity.

Acapellapalooza show flyer with light blue background, fall leaves and names of acapella groups


Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:00pm

Join us for a celebration of music and community! This is a free event.  All suggested donations will be given to Miriam's Kitchen, a DC area community resource serving DC's homeless population. Featuring: GW Vibes,GW Sirens, Sons of Pitch, GW Motherfunkers, GW Troubadours, The Voice Gospel Choir, GW Pitches.

King Crimson promotional poster

King Crimson

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 7:30pm

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. 

Scott Kelly in astronaut suit, giving the camera two thumbs up

The Smithsonian & Politics and Prose Present Scott Kelly: A Year in Space

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, astronaut Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. In a conversation with Joe Palca, science correspondent for NPR, Kelly draws on his new book, Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery (Knopf), as he recounts his year aboard the International Space Station. Hear Kelly discuss his life on and off the planet. 

Photo of Dan Rather in olive green trench coat

GW & Politics and Prose Present Dan Rather

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

At a moment of crisis over our national identity, Dan Rather has been reflecting - and writing passionately almost every day on social media - about the world we live in, what our core ideals have been and should be, and what it means to be an American. Now, the venerated television journalist celebrates our shared values and reminds us about what matters most in our great country. Rather will be in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart, member of The Washington Post editorial board, host of the “Cape Up” podcast and MSNBC contributor.

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