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

See What You Mean:
An Evening of Insurrections with Harry Gamboa Jr.

Saturday, October 28, 2017,
6:00–9:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Free; no reservation required

Experience an evening of creative acts and playful insurrections as an array of artists, musicians, and performers joins forces with Getty artist-in-residence Harry Gamboa Jr. Launching the event is a lively artist discussion followed by music with the Chulita Vinyl Club, art-making with Self-Help Graphics, an interactive photoshoot with Gamboa, and other impromptu actions—all amidst a whimsically large and unruly game of hopscotch played out on the signature grid surface of the Getty Center.

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At the Getty Villa

Villa Theater Lab:

November 17 at 7:30 p.m., November 18 at 3:00 & 7:30 p.m., November 19 at 3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Auditorium

Tickets $7

Aeschylus's The Suppliant Women is one of the oldest extant dramas from ancient Greece and posseses striking contemporary relevance. After Aegyptus usurps Danaos's throne, the 50 sons of Aegyptus seek to possess the 50 daughters of Danaos by forced marriage. Danaos and his daughters flee to Argos for sanctuary, with the Egyptians in hot pursuit.

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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.