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

Derek Jarman's Blue

Saturday, November 4, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Garden Terrace

Free; advance ticket recommended

Experience Derek Jarman's extraordinary film Blue, a feature-length poetic mediation on color, death, and the void. Presented outdoors on the Getty's Garden Terrace overlooking sweeping views of Los Angeles, the film's projection of pure monochrome blue is set against the deepening night sky. This unique screening event includes a surround-sound experience of Jarman's courageous and moving text narrated by Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, and John Quentin, and the exceptional ambient musical soundtrack by Simon Fisher Turner with Brian Eno, Coil, and others.

Learn more about the film screening and get tickets.

At the Getty Villa

Villa Theater Lab:

Saturday, November 19,
3:00 & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 20,
3:00 p.m.

Getty Villa, The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater

Tickets $7

Inspired by the the myth of the Minotaur, Asterion explores the life of one man who has seen the dark side of his nature and fights to regain his humanity. This visceral, physical, and poetic retelling is conceived by Katharine Noon, developed by the Ghost Road Company, and reflects the ensemble's recent work with renowned Polish theatre company, Teatr ZAR.

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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.