Frequently Asked Questions
Will you have assisted-listening devices available?
Yes, assisted-listening devices are available upon request. Please ask an usher for one before you select a seat.
How can I purchase tickets to a The Gospel at Colonus performance?
Purchase tickets online here or call (310) 440-7300.
Is there a limit on the number of tickets I can buy?
Do you have group sales?
Yes. For groups of 15 or more, please call (310) 440-7300.
If tickets are sold out, will there be a waiting list?
No. However, we encourage you to check back about one week before a performance, as seats may become available.
Do I need a separate parking reservation for the performance?
No. Separate parking reservations are not necessary. Your ticket also serves as your parking reservation. Parking is $10 after 6:00 p.m.
Is there assigned seating?
No. Tickets are all general-admission seating, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 7:15 p.m.
Will a seat cushion be provided?
Yes, each seat is outfitted with a cushion that has a back.
Can I bring my own seat cushion?
No, portable stadium chairs are not permitted due to space limitations.
How long is the performance?
Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Can I get something to eat before the performance?
Yes, our concessions menu is here.
Can I eat in my seat?
Yes. You are allowed to bring food and drink to your seat in the Outdoor Theater.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
No. Visitors are not permitted to enter the site with their own food, beverages, or alcohol. However, food, wine, beer, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase on-site. All bags may be subject to security inspection, and backpacks and bags larger than 11 x 17 x 8 inches must be checked at the coat check in the Entry Pavilion. All bags may be subject to security inspection, and backpacks and bags larger than 11 x 17 x 8 inches must be checked at the coat check in the Entry Pavilion.
Will there be heaters? Can I bring my own blanket?
There are no heaters in the Outdoor Theater. We encourage visitors to bring a warm sweater or a blanket.
Can I come to the Museum earlier in the day?
Yes. However, you must have a separate general admission ticket to the Getty Villa, which is subject to availability. Please note that galleries are closed between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., however the Entry Pavilion will remain open. Check ticket availability online or by phone at (310) 440-7300.
Are performances wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The Getty Villa site is ADA compliant and is wheelchair accessible. Front- and rear-row seating is available for visitors using wheelchairs and for their companions. Please arrive early to reach this area before the performance begins. Visitor Services staff will be available to assist you.
Are pets allowed at the Getty Villa?
No. Pets are not allowed anywhere on the Getty Villa site, including the parking structure. Service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind, are permitted.
If I purchased tickets, but cannot make it, can I get a refund?
No. Unfortunately, there are no refunds once tickets have been purchased.
How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.
If your question wasn't listed, please email visitor services at VisitorServices@getty.edu