Renting Lisner

Lisner Auditorium is available for private event rentals.  The facility features lighting, sound and carpentry departments with staging inventory and state of the art lighting and sound capabilities which include:

  • Full lighting inventory with computerized intelligent lighting package including MAC Aura wash units, MAC 700 profile spots and  Chroma Q-Color Force strip lights with the brand new ETC Gio Console.
  • Avid SC48 Digital Console with studio grade plugins. A Stereo Martin MLA Compact Line Array with 8 speakers per side and 6 Martin DSX Dual 18-Inch Subwoofers

We are located on the George Washinton University's Foggy Bottom campus which sits in the heart of the nation’s capital, in a vibrant neighborhood bordered by the Potomac River, the Watergate complex, the White House and the State Department.

  • 4 Blocks from White House
  • 2 blocks from Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro Station
  • 2 Official GW Hotels (One Washington Circle Hotel & The George Washington University Inn)
  • Close proximity to shops & restaurants

Please review the downloadable documents below if you are interested in securing the facility for your next performance or event.  For additional information or availability, please email us.

Downloadable Rental Forms


Previous Events

Michelle Obama Speaks at Lisner

First Lady Michelle Obama addresses the audience at the Building Healthier Future 2013 summit presented by the Partnership for a Healthier America.

Ken Burns The Dust Bowl Discussion

In 2012, filmmaker Ken Burns, Dust Bowl survivor Cal Crabill, National Geographic senior editor Peter Miller and CBS News national correspondent Jim Axelrod held a discussion about the worst man-made ecological disaster in U.S. history and the parallels to contemporary weather events. 

Excellence in Student Life Awards

Student group perfroms at the GW Excellence in Student Life Awards Ceremony.