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: It Takes Two


Saturday, March 14 and
Sunday, March 15, 2020,
4:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

$20; advance ticket required

Pen and paper, a tango, peanut butter and jelly: some things just take two. The hit public radio show and podcast Selected Shorts returns to the Getty to celebrate the power of two with classic and contemporary short fiction featuring a pair of strong characters that push one another to unexpected conclusions, and stories that emphasize what happens in moments of great cooperation, competing desires, and unexpected encounters. At this weekend of literature in performance, renowned actors of stage and screen will be paired with authors to bring the written word to life. Grab your partner, best friend or your arch-nemesis and find out why two heads are better than one.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller

At the Getty Villa



Villa Theater Lab: Los Eumenides

Friday–Sunday,
May 15–May 17, 2020
Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 3:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa

$7; advance ticket required

Acts of betrayal, a lust for power, and an endless cycle of revenge has nearly destroyed a family fortune. Until now. Orestes, heir to a supermarket dynasty in Los Angeles, must come to terms with his actions outside of la familia and a peace-keeping order run by las madres. Can la comunidad create its own justice, or are they merely assimilating into a system that has kept its people outside of equal rule for too long?



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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.