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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Call Me By Your Name: An Evening With André Aciman

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join us for this exciting evening with André Aciman, author of 'Call Me By Your Name,' as he discusses his critically acclaimed novel, particularly in the context of the Oscar-winning movie adaptation. André will be joined by Spencer Kornhaber, culture critic at ‘The Atlantic’, for a moderated discussion on literature in the context of film, crafting a gay love story, and maybe even that #PeachScene. You won’t want to miss out on this talk!

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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 across the country to learn about great poetry through a dynamic recitation competition. Watch high school students from across the U.S. match poem against poem to see who will become the 2018 POL National Champion and win a $20,000 prize! Free and open to the public. Watch the live webcast at arts.gov. For more information, visit poetryoutloud.org.

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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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Max Amini

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:00pm

Solo stand up comedy by world-renowned actor, comedian, and host of Max Amini. As part of his 2018 world tour, Max returns to his hometown of DC with a brand new set of material.

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