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George Washington Lisner Auditorium

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Great Opera, Economy- Seating

The four of us came to see Rossini's Zelmira (first US performance since 1837). The opera is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Silver Spring, Maryland
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First-Class Entertainment in Economy-Minus Seats

We went to Lisner for a concert with Bela Fleck and three other SUPER musicians. The music was... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
Silver Spring, Maryland
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730 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20052-0050
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The four of us came to see Rossini's Zelmira (first US performance since 1837). The opera is sensational! But the auditorium, while satisfactory acoustically, is designed for agile midgets. The seats have less room than economy on Delta, and the line for the Men's room...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

We went to Lisner for a concert with Bela Fleck and three other SUPER musicians. The music was stellar and was served with excellent acoustics and lighting. But the seats have less leg room than the worst economy class airline seats you've ever been in....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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

Date of experience: April 2017
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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

Date of experience: February 2017
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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.

Date of experience: December 2016
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

Date of experience: June 2016
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