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

Selected Shorts: Let Us Tell You a Story

Saturday, March 19, 2016
4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
4:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

$20; ticket required, available Monday, January 18, 2016.

Inspired by the Getty Center's exhibition Noir: The Romance of Black, the popular public radio podcast Selected Shorts returns for a weekend of stories exploring darkness and light. Hollywood and stage actors take you through a landscape of treachery and deceit, madness and illumination. From surviving the apocalypse to unmasking family secrets, Selected Shorts features three performances full of cryptic characters, hazy landscapes, and that long-awaited "Aha!" moment.

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At the Getty Villa

The Antigone Project

Friday, February 19, 2016 at
8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 20, 2016 at
3:00 & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at
3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Auditorium

$7; advance ticket required.

An intimate physical-theater duo imagines unspoken parts of the iconic Antigone story and examines the unique qualities of the sibling bond. An up-close and human exploration of the heroine and the brother she buries, this original work pulls from current events, the Wild West, ancient Greece, and our own childhood living rooms for a fresh and personal look at the legacy of Oedipus, offering insight into how the themes in this story live in our culture, both privately and publicly, today.

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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.