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George Washington Lisner Auditorium

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Nice auditorium that hosts some fabulous events

In many respects, GWU is DC's university. It has lots of venues open to the public and owns most... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Great Time Had

I went here for the first time for a concert. It was a quaint auditorium and what made it all worth... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

In many respects, GWU is DC's university. It has lots of venues open to the public and owns most of the land in the Foggy Bottom area. Even the World Banks rests on land owned by GWU. One of its under appreciated venues is the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have an opportunity to go to an event at the Lisner Auditorium, I would take it. You will have college students and professors in the audience. It's not too big, and restrooms are on site. We were fortunate to be sitting near the...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

I went here for the first time for a concert. It was a quaint auditorium and what made it all worth while was the employees. From the greeater at the door taking my ticket to an usher willing to take pictures of my friends and...More

Thank JazzNY1
Reviewed November 22, 2017

We went to hear Bellini's La Siraniera: ridiculous story, great singing. The opera was truly fine, and the student & elderly ushers are TOTALLY knowledgeable, helpful and welcoming. But the hall leaves a lot to be desired. The MEN's room line during the intermission was...More

1  Thank jaseaton
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

We had a really good show experience last night at the Lisner Auditorium on teh campus of GW University.  It's a typical college auditorium, so really don't expect a Kennedy Center experience.  After reading some of the reviews before I suspect people really thought they...More

1  Thank William S
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Going to an opera performance in this auditorium is less than perfect because there is really no place to hide the orchestra. The Opera Lafayette used this auditorium for their performance of the seldom-performed Pierre Gaveaux's "Leonore, ou L'amour conjugal" which was really a very...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed January 29, 2017

We came to the Lisner for the D.C. Christmas Revels. The show was great fun. The auditorium is a basic large venue with no balconies, so it is easy to get to you seat. It was fun to walk around the campus after the show.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed August 3, 2016

If you're familiar with legroom in economy class on a budget airline, you'll be shocked that there is even less at Lisner. Trust me. Unless you get a seat at the end of the row where there's no seat in front of you, you won't...More

2  Thank 1NicePerson
Reviewed April 29, 2016

We went to Lisner to hear Opera Lafayette's performance of opera from the French Revolution era. The acoustics are fine; the seats reasonably comfortable; the "decor" as plain as you could get. The singers were fine, though the staging, meant as both counterpoint and underlining...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed December 1, 2015

The Washington Concert Opera series is held at this auditorium. I find the acoustics in this hall quite suitable for such performances. It is just one massive space, so there is no overhanging balconies to muffle the sounds. The only drawback is their antiquated rest...More

1  Thank Margaret C
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