Lisner Auditorium

Lisner Auditorium is a state-of-the-art venue that hosts world class events. Lisner Auditorium is uniquely suited to host high profile political and celebrity speakers, iconic musical artists, international entertainers, and a wide variety of community events for GW and the greater Washington D.C. area.   

Address: 730 21st Street, NW   

Nearest Metro: Foggy Bottom/GWU 

Parking: University Student Center Garage 

Maximum Capacities

Theater up to 1400

Venue Features

Lisner is a column-free interior with access to greenroom with eight (8) stage level dressing rooms, four (4) choral dressing rooms, and one (1) small conference room for staff if needed and a box office for onsite ticket sales.  

  • Stage has removable pit, custom band shell and risers available. 

  • Front rows of orchestra seating removable for pit extension. 

  • 31 Lineset counter weight system, with working grid height of 45’ 

  • Comprehensive in-house AV, Sound, Lighting and Staging equipment rental, able to service a large variety of events 

  • State-of-the art production technology managed by professional AV technicians 

  • Offers full multimedia and production capabilities, video production and webcasting available with up to six (6) cameras 

  • Inventory of in-house furniture to accommodate stage and lobby setups 

  • Convenient, accessible loading dock that can house up to 2 tractor trailers 

Event Estimate

Department and student organization events will have costs associated with them. To view the university price lists and estimates please log into the University Box folder. Please note only University Clients will have access to these links.

External Clients please complete the External Client Request Form to receive pricing and availability.