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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BYT Presents: How Did This Get Made? @ Death Becomes Us, A True Crime Festival (Sold Out)

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 9:00pm

BYT Presents a special true crime movie edition of How Did This Get Made? at Death Becomes Us - A True Crime Festival. Paul Scheer (The League & Veep), Jason Mantzoukas (The League & The House) and June Diane Raphael (Grace & Frankie, New Girl) are experts in the best of the worst of cinema. On each episode of their Award Winning podcast, HOW DID THIS GET MADE? they gather with their funniest friends and subject themselves to a cinematic nightmare and report back to you with the results. www.truecrimedc.com

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

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 3:30pm

BYT Presents Criminal at Death Becomes Us - A True Crime Festival. Criminal is an award-winning podcast about crime. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Host Phoebe Judge presents brand new stories, told live on stage, and scored and mixed live by co-creator Lauren Spohrer. Each story is accompanied by visuals—photographs of forensic evidence, historical court documents, and original animations by Julienne Alexander. www.truecrimedc.com.

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BYT Presents: The Last Podcast On The Left @ Death Becomes Us, A True Crime Festival

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 6:15pm

BYT presents The Last Podcast On The Left at Death Becomes Us - A True Crime Festival. Last Podcast on the Left barrels headlong into all things horror — as hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski cover dark subjects spanning Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, iconic hauntings, the history of war crimes, and more. Whether it's cults, killers, or cryptid encounters, Last Podcast on the Left laughs into the abyss that is the dark side of humanity. www.truecrimedc.com.

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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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