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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Rhythmaya Annual Dance Showcase presents The Rhythmaya Railway

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Rhythmaya Dance Company will feature over 200 students dancing and singing in a journey traveling through India showing various forms of both traditional and modern costumes and music. This colorful show will explore the character Shivani, who finds herself and her true identity by traveling to a land of color, culture and most importantly: a place full of family love.

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National Endowment for the Arts: Poetry Out Loud National Finals

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and the state arts agencies to encourage high school students to learn about great poetry, both classic and contemporary, through a dynamic recitation competition. Watch high school students from across the U.S. compete to see who will become the 2018 Poetry Out Loud National Champion and win a $20,000 prize! Free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations required. Watch the live webcast at arts.gov/poetryoutloud. For more information, visit poetryoutloud.org.

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Capital Funk Proudly Presents Funk Academy: 11th Annual Hip Hop Showcase

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Funk Academy brings together hip hop talent from across the east coast to celebrate a common passion for the performing arts. The evening will be filled with a wide variety of talent, including dance crews, spoken word artists, singers, and MORE! Come join us for one of the best nights of hip hop in the DMV area.

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GW & Politics and Prose Present James Comey in conversation with Mike Allen

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 7:00pm

In A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares untold experiences from the highest-stakes situations of his career. From prosecuting the Mob to changing U.S. policy on torture, overseeing the Clinton e-mail investigation to exposing ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases in recent history. His story is a unique entry into the corridors of power. Comey will be in conversation with Mike Allen, co-founder of Axios. 

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Smithsonian Associates presents Marvel Men: The Directors Behind the Avengers: Infinity War Phenomenon

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, directors of two previous Captain America blockbusters, mark their new entry in the series: Avengers: Infinity War. This film is already packing spectacular ticket power before its late April release. Industry buzz predicts the biggest opening weekend of all time for the new superhero saga. Join the Russos, in a conversation with Linda Holmes of NPR’s entertainment and pop-culture blog Monkey See, as they discuss how they transported the adventures of Marvel’s iconic superheroes from the page to the screen. You won't want to miss this evening of behind-the-scenes Hollywood stories highlighted by clips from Avengers: Infinity War. A limited number of discounted tickets for GW Community and Students with a valid GW ID card are available in-person at the Lisner Auditorium ticket office.

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