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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International Arts Foundation presents Africa Umoja Spirit of Unity Tour 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

All international South African cast performing the history of South Africa through music and dance.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! Featuring The Brain

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live 30th Anniversary Tour features two separate, unique shows, each with its own admission. Fans wanting the complete tour experience will want to purchase tickets for each show. Each event will include all the things expected from an MST3K experience: a cheesy B-movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches, plus – for the first time – Joel and Jonah riffing together side-by-side. Both shows feature movies never before seen on the MST3K series.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! Featuring Deathstalker

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:00pm

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live 30th Anniversary Tour features two separate, unique shows, each with its own admission. Fans wanting the complete tour experience will want to purchase tickets for each show. Each event will include all the things expected from an MST3K experience: a cheesy B-movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches, plus – for the first time – Joel and Jonah riffing together side-by-side. Both shows feature movies never before seen on the MST3K series.

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ArbatArena presents Maxim Galkin

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 8:00pm

For the first time in many years, humorist, parodist, TV presenter and actor Maxim Galkin will present his new program on his US tour. Spectators will experience hilarious parodies, fun musical numbers, and many surprises!

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Ivan Amodei presents Secrets and Illusions

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:00pm

Join master illusionist and Winner of Penn & Teller FOOL US Ivan Amodei on an epic journey to discover the secrets of life in his brand new stage show SECRETS & ILLUSIONS.  Boston Globe boasts ”Magic with a Message.” It's a 90-minute spectacular show which displays Ivan’s signature style of thought-provoking vignettes, audience participation, and storytelling. Paired with his remarkable approach to illusion, it will ultimately inspire, encourage and motivate you to discover your purpose and your destiny.

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