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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GW & Politics and Prose Present: Brene Brown (Sold Out)

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Social scientist and three-time #1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives – courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In her new book, Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines our understanding of what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.  This event is sold out.

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GW & Politics and Prose Present John Green with Hank Green

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join #1 bestselling author John Green and special guest Hank Green on tour in support of John's new novel, TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN. In this multimedia event, the brothers will talk about John's latest book, answer audience questions, perform live music and more. All tickets include an autographed copy of TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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