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

split photo of Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland

Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland presented by Washington Performing Arts

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Famed both as instrumental virtuosos and as stylistic adventurers, Indian tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and bassist and 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland forge new and exciting connections between Indian classical music and jazz—two musics rooted in improvisation and rhythmic dynamism—joined by an all-star band including saxophonist Chris Potter and renowned Bollywood playback vocalist Shankar Mahadevan.

Children of the Gospel Choir performing on stage

Children of the Gospel presented by Washington Performing Arts

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 4:00pm

Washington Performing Arts’ own Children of the Gospel Choir is one of Washington’s most in-demand ensembles, having performed with Sara Bareilles at a White House State Dinner; at the Inaugural Prayer Services for President Barack Obama; on NBC’s Today; and elsewhere. The young vocalists bring their high-energy style to a featured performance, closing out the 2017/18 season.

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