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



London Calling Film Series


Friday,
September 23, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Saturday,
September 24, 2016
4:00 p.m.
Saturday,
September 24, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Free; ticket required.

This series of films draws from several wildly different cultural moments that each held significance for the artists celebrated in the London Calling exhibition, from the poetry of the everyday, to images of striking, singular figures. Delve deeper into the social and psychological context of these painters, and find, through the lens of cinema, a window into their contemporary world and fascinating obsessions, which funneled into their groundbreaking art.

Learn more about each film in the series

At the Getty Villa



Outdoor Classical Theater:
Haunted House Party, A Roman Comedy


Thursdays–Saturdays,
September 1–3, 2016 (Previews),
September 8–October 1, 2016
8:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Outdoor Classical Theater

Haunted House Party is a hilarious Roman comedy based on Plautus's Mostellaria that would be right at home as a television sitcom premise today: When big daddy Theopropides is away, his son Philolaches will play! The lovesick youth has borrowed a large sum of money from a swindler to buy the freedom of a slave girl. When Theopropides returns sooner than expected, his slave Tranio is forced into some high-concept scheming to save the day.

Fraught with peril and laughs aplenty, this knockabout farce features the musical, comedic, circus style of the one and only Troubadour Theater Company (aka the Troubies). Evoking the spirit and improvisation of Roman traveling comedy troupes, the Troubies' classic blend of theatricality and mayhem is a must see.

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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.