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



Off the 405: Lala Lala


Saturday, July 27, 2019,
6:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Free; no reservation required.

Lala Lala is led by British-born singer-songwriter Lillie West, who moved to Los Angeles as a teen and later enrolled in the School of Art Institute of Chicago, gaining inspiration from the DIY music communities of both cities. The band's perfectly simple indie rock blends post-punk with dream pop influences and incorporates vibrant synths and churning guitars that strike a balance between light and dark.

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At the Getty Villa



Outdoor Classical Theater:
The Heal


Thursdays–Saturdays,
September 5–28, 2019,
8:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater

Ticket required.

Previews: $25
Thursdays: $40 general,
$36 students & seniors
Fridays: $42 general
Saturdays: $48 general

A bold new version of Sophocles's timeless tale of hurting—and healing. The wounded Philoctetes (Phil) has suffered alone on a desert island for years, stranded there by Odysseus. But now Odysseus needs Phil's magic weapons to win the Trojan War and enlists Achilles's daughter Nia to help make peace. Director/adaptor Aaron Posner creates an irreverent, spiritual, musical exploration about the wounds we carry, the ones we cause, and the redeeming power of human connection. With music by Cliff Eberhardt and co-produced by Maryland's Round House Theatre.

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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.