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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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! Featuring Deathstalker II

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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Politics and Prose & GW Present: Pete Souza - Shade

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

After Pete Souza finished his run as Barack Obama’s White House photographer, he shared a string of Instagram posts that made him a celebrity, pairing his vivid photography from the Obama years with incisive captions contrasting Obama to his successor. In his first book, Obama: An Intimate History, he told the story of the Obama presidency. Shade includes hundreds more of his ground-breaking Obama photographs, but this time as a powerful historical reminder of the American values we share.

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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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BYT Presents: BuzzFeed Unsolved @ Death Becomes Us, A True Crime Festival

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 3:30pm

BYT Presents BuzzFeed Unsolved at Death Becomes Us - A True Crime Festival. Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej bring their wonderful and quirky, "Mulder & Scully for the internet age," chemistry to DC for the first time this fall. Join us in November as conspiracy theory enthusiast Ryan dives into the mysteries clouding some of the most notorious unsolved crimes, working to convince his ever-skeptical friend Shane that sometimes the evidence isn’t as it seems. Audience Q&A to follow. Https://www.truecrimedc.com.

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BYT Presents: Wine & Crime @ Death Becomes Us, A True Crime Festival

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 6:15pm

BYT presents Wine & Crime at Death Becomes Us - A True Crime Festival. Wine & Crime is a new true crime / comedy podcast. Join three childhood friends as they chug wine, chat true crime, and unleash their worst Minnesota accents! www.truecrimedc.com.

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