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

Sounds of L.A.: 120,000 STORIES with Nobuko Miyamoto and Guests

Saturday, February 19 &
Sunday, February 20, 2022,
Saturday, 7:00 p.m. &
Sunday, 4:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium & live-stream Zoom

Free; advance reservation required.

Nobuko Miyamoto, a powerful creative voice, explores histories and resilience in 120,000 STORIES with Quetzal Flores and Derek Nakamoto.

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At the Getty Villa


This performance was available until November 28th, 2021

Getty Villa, Online only

Tickets for the in-person production of LIZASTRATA sold out almost immediately, but here's your chance to see what the critics raved about!

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Music, Dance, and Spoken Word

Tuvan throat singers Chirgilchin performing at a past Getty Center concert
Off the 405
The Getty Center
Outdoor concerts by emerging bands and DJs. 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 Icarus 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...

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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.