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



Saturday Nights at the Getty: Lonnie Holley


Saturday,
January 12, 2019,
7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Free; advance ticket required.

Join artist and musician Lonnie Holley as he performs unique improvisational compositions inspired by his upbringing in the American South. Holley's art and music was born from struggle and hardship and has manifested in a beguiling and singular universe of drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and sound. His journey to find healing through art-making has led him to collaborate and tour worldwide with artists like Animal Collective, Bon Iver, Bill Callahan and Deerhunter, to name just a few, and his artwork has been exhibited widely, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the White House.

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At the Getty Villa



Premiere Presentation: katabasis

Thursdays–Saturdays,
November 8–10, 2018
November 15–17, 2018
8:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Villa Auditorium



We are looking to reschedule at a future date.

This new site-specific outdoor performance, created as a companion piece to the exhibition Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife, conjures the realm of the dead and traces the trail of the heroes who transgress its borders. Part immersive concert, part ritual theatre, Four Larks' distinctive future-folk score and otherworldly immersive design seduces the audience into the depths of the mythic imagination.

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Music, Dance, and Spoken Word


Tuvan throat singers Chirgilchin performing at a past Getty Center concert
 
Saturday Nights at the Getty
The Getty Center
An eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, and spoken word. Learn more...

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.
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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...

Villa Premiere Presentation
The Getty Villa
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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.