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

Dawkins Spring Tour

An Evening with Richard Dawkins

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

Richard Dawkins, world-renowned evolutionary biologist and best-selling author, will be in conversation with fellow evolutionary biologist and author, Jerry Coyne, to discuss science, secularism, and current events. The on-stage conversation will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

Opera Lafayette

Les Indes Galantes – Part IV

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 7:30pm

Set in North America, this multinational love story finds Damon, a Frenchman, Don Alvar, a Spaniard, and Adario, an American Indian, vying for the hand of Zima, daughter of a chief.

Vladimir Spivakov and Hibla Gerzmava

Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 7:30pm

Moscow Virtuosi and conductor Vladimir Spivakov are joined by brilliant soprano and Metropolitan Opera star, Ms. Hibla Gerzmava, and cellist Danielle Akta. For program detail, please visit the event website

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!

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.

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