Lisner Auditorium



730 21st Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

An anchor for arts and culture at GW, Lisner Auditorium is uniquely suited to host high profile political and celebrity speakers, iconic musical artists from home and around the world and community events for GW and the greater area. It includes a seating capacity of 1,500, a column free interior, greenroom, eight stage level dressing rooms, two chorus dressing rooms, reception space, state-of-the art production technology and a full scene shop.

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Event Space

  • Reserved by student organizations, departments and external clients
  • For assistance, contact [email protected]
Lisner Auditorium stage and audience



Lisner Auditorium stage with Anderson Cooper and moderator



Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia on Lisner Auditorium stage



Reception on Lisner Auditorium stage



Lisner Auditorium stage with Barack Obama and Stephen Colbert filming TV show



Lisner Auditorium with empty seats and stage



Lisner Auditorium Lower Level Lobby with Student Reception



Lisner Auditorium