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



Off the 405: White Fence


Saturday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Getty Center

Free; no reservation required

The jangly, modish cool of The Kinks collide with flowery San Francisco bohemia in White Fence, the central project of the multi-faceted musician Tim Presley, who updates his '60s influenced brand of psychedelic rock with a punk and garage edge.

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At the Getty Villa



Villa Play-Reading Series: The Laodamiad

Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Auditorium

Free; ticket required

When the Trojan War begins, Laodamia does everything to keep her husband safe at home, but fate and politics conspire to put him at the invasion's frontline. Inspired by the surviving lines of Euripides's lost play Protesilaos, The Laodamiad explores grief through the eyes of literature's first war widow. This program is a staged reading with music.

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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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Theater


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.