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: Entanglements


Saturday and Sunday,
March 23 and 24, 2019,
Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.,
Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Free; advance ticket required.

That classically trained, Oscar-caliber actor who brings gravitas to an enduring text. That quirky, indie darling who wrings every little laugh from a modern writer's dialogue. Sometimes, the marriage between performer and text is undeniable—the connection is dynamic and uncanny, yet completely natural. The hit public radio show and podcast Selected Shorts takes things one step further in an evening of memorable live performances. In collaboration with actors and special guest introducers, the beloved series pairs stories and storytellers sure to fit like a glove. Hosted by Jane Kaczmarek.

Learn more and get tickets.

At the Getty Villa



Villa Theater Lab:
The Oedipus/Antigone Project


Friday–Sunday,
March 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
March 9, 2019 at 3:00 & 7:30 p.m.
March 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Villa Auditorium



Choreographer Lionel Popkin's new evening-length choreo-play is inspired by the gap between two of Sophocles' best known plays, Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus. The multimedia performance follows Oedipus and Antigone traveling between lands and between plays to question contemporary notions of displacement, exile, and homeland.



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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.