DJ working the turntables at a past Saturdays Off the 405
The J. Paul Getty Museum offers a wide array of inspiring performances and films by world-caliber artists.

Reflecting the breadth of the collection, programs range from classic to contemporary—including concerts, theater, and cinema.

Event Highlights

All upcoming performances and films are listed on our event calendar. Featured upcoming events:

At the Getty Center

Saturday Nights at the Getty:
William Tyler

Saturday, May 10, 2014,
7:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Free; reservations required.

William Tyler is a Nashville-based guitarist who has spent the last several years recording and touring with Silver Jews and Lambchop, among others. His first solo record, "Behold the Spirit," was celebrated by Pitchfork as "the most vital, energized album by an American solo guitarist in a decade or more." His latest release, "Impossible Truth," builds an instrumental narrative inspired by the promise and psychosis of Southern California, producing an atmosphere of apocalyptic expectation and bittersweet nostalgia.

Learn more about this series.

At the Getty Villa

Villa Theater Lab:
Troubadour Theater Company presents ABBAMEMNON

April 18–20, 2014,
8:00 p.m. (Friday),
3:00 and 8:00 p.m. (Saturday),
3:00 p.m. (Sunday)

Getty Villa, Auditorium

Tickets: $7

Featuring the music of the seminal Swedish band ABBA, this 90-minute romp by the Troubies brings the noise, the funk, and the dysfunctional-family vibe to life in this masterwork of the Greek canon. Appropriate for ages 13 and up due to adult content.

Learn more about this performance and buy tickets.

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Music, Dance, and Spoken Word

Tuvan throat singers Chirgilchin performing at a past Getty Center concert
Concerts at the Villa
The Getty Villa
Musical masterpieces inspired by ancient art. Learn more...

Gordon Getty Concerts
The Getty Center
Classical music to complement current exhibitions. Learn more...

Saturday Nights at the Getty
The Getty Center
An eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, and spoken word. Learn more...

Saturdays Off the 405
The Getty Center
Outdoor concerts by emerging bands and DJs. Learn more...

Selected Shorts
The Getty Center
Actors from stage, screen, and television read classic and new short fiction. Learn more...

Sounds of L.A.
The Getty Center
World music that reflects L.A.'s cultural mix. Learn more...

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Performance of The Wasps at a past Villa Theater Lab
Villa Theater Lab
The Getty Villa
New adaptations of Greek and Roman plays and contemporary works inspired by ancient literature. Learn more...

Outdoor Theater Production
The Getty Villa
The annual theatrical production in the Outdoor Classical Theater. Learn more...

Villa Play-Reading Series
The Getty Villa
"Script-in-hand" renditions of lesser-known Greek and Roman plays in translation. Learn more...

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Film and Video

Film Series
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa
Forgotten classics, crowd favorites, and new discoveries, along with occasional screenings of experimental films and videos by 20th-century artists.