Plan Your Visit



The D.C. MetroRail system has six intersecting route lines that travel through D.C., Maryland, and Virginia and is accessible to the public via SmartTrip Card. The Foggy Bottom-GWU station on the Blue/Orange/Silver line and the Farragut North station on the Red line are the closest stops to our auditoriums. Metro fares vary depending on peak hours and destination route. To help accurately plan for your trip and fare cost, please use the WMATA’s Trip Planner tool - in addition to MetroRail routes, this tool can also be used to determine convenient MetroBus routes.
MetroRail Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 5 AM to 11:30 PM
Friday: 5 AM to 1 AM
Saturday: 7 AM to 1 AM
Sunday: 8 AM to 11 PM
Directions from the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station:

Located on the campus of the George Washington University at 21st and H Streets, NW, The Lisner Auditorium is just three blocks from the Foggy Bottom/GWU metro station on the blue, orange and silver lines. There is only one exit out of the station, and the escalators will bring you to the intersection of 23rd and I (Eye) Streets. After exiting the station, walk straight along I (Eye) Street for two blocks to 21st Street. Turn right then walk one block to H Street.

Circulator Bus
If travelling from the local District area, The D.C. Circulator is an option available to you for just $1 (cash or SmartTrip Card only)! When taking the Georgetown to Union Station route, the closest stop to our GWU/Foggy Bottom Campus is on K Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. To view other routes along the city visit for more information.

GW Today's article "Campus Life 101: Getting Around" provides more information about on-campus transportation, travelling to campus, and how to effectively get around the Foggy Bottom area. Detailed descriptions and links are available for those looking for information on public transit/metro, ride shares, and biking.

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The Lisner Auditorium is located on the campus of the George Washington University at 21st and H Streets, NW. If driving to our venue, it is important to note that metered street parking is limited. Additional parking is available at the following locations near Lisner Auditorium:

Marvin Center Parking Garage
Access on H Street between 21st and 22nd Streets
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 6am-Midnight. Closed on holidays.
Self-service garage for visitors.

University Parking Garage
Access on H Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets, located under the Science and Engineering Hall
Hours: open 24/7
Self-service garage for visitors.

G Street Garage
Access on both 20th and 21st Streets between F and G Streets
Hours: Open 24/7 Self-service garage for visitors.

For rates and additional parking and transportation information:

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Make a day out of your trip and take part in the diverse food scene at Foggy Bottom! Options around the Foggy Bottom region are varied and numerous. Residence hall District House offers a range of cuisines, and the shopping center at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, also contains plenty of tasty options.
To see a list of some of the options available near campus, please visit

Find A GW Dining Partner

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Check out this article from GW Today titled "Getting to Know the DMV: Foggy Bottom" for a detailed account of the historical, cultural, and traditional activities the city has to offer. Visit one of the many private or public museums, head to a GW Basketball game, take a walk acorss a historic park site- and make a day of your visit in the city!

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Go Green! Scan your ticket right from your phone!
If you choose the “Print at Home / Mobile Device” ticket method, you have all you need right in your smartphone. Our staff is equipped to scan your ticket right from your device. Here’s some tips:
  • We’re Apple Wallet compatible! Click the Apple Wallet icon in your order confirmation email to add your tickets to your digital wallet.
  • Do not take a screenshot or upload a picture of your e-ticket. Only the original pdf from your email confirmation will scan.
  • Make sure the brightness is turned up on your phone and the bar code is visible and centered. This will help the scanning process.

Printing your tickets and having issues?
  • If you do choose to print your tickets and find they are printing without a barcode, open the attachment in Adobe Reader, go into Advanced in Print Setup and check “Print As Image.”
  • If you are not able to open the attachment, visit Get.Adobe.Com/Reader to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat.
If that is not successful, you can come down to the box office on the night of the show with your government-issued ID, and order confirmation number to have your tickets reprinted in person.

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We work hard to assist all guests with accessibility accommodation requests. If you have a mobility aid device or cannot do stairs, there is an accessibility ramp located to the left side of the entrance doors to Lisner Auditorium and should be used for entrance to the building. Please speak with an usher or a house manager about accommodation in our ADA section. For additional request or information, please visit our Accessibility Accommodations page.

Wheelchair Accessible ASL interpretation available Assistive Listening Devices Available

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  • I can’t seem to log into my account online/I cannot figure out what my username is - Your username is your full email address. Should you need it, we can give you a temporary password to help you log in. Call 202-994-6800 for assistance.
  • Do I have to purchase a ticket for my child to come to the performance? Children who are over the age of two must have a ticket for entry into the event. Children under 2 must be held in the attendee’s lap if they do not have a ticket.
  • When do doors open before an event starts? Normally, doors to the lobby open an hour before the event begins, and doors to the auditorium open a half an hour before the event begins.
  • When does the box office/will call open on the night/day of show? The box office and will call open one hour before the event begins.
  • Is food or drink allowed in the auditorium? Only bottled water is allowed in the auditorium. No other food or drink is allowed.

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If you have any questions, please contact us via phone: (202) 994-6800 or email: