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:
Martin Creed's Getting Changed


Saturday, October 26, 2019,
7:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Free; advance ticket required.

London artist, musician, and Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed has created many works involving live music, dance, and language—in the form of word-sculptures, talks, and songs. Most recently he has been developing a new one-person show, Getting Changed, which is a hybrid of a talk, a concert, and a cabaret. Creed has been described as "part court jester and part subversive philosopher," and his new show explores borders both personal and national, communication in the form of clothes, and words as clothes for feelings—presented in his witty, responsive, freestyle way.

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At the Getty Villa



Villa Theater Lab:
Medusa: The Musical


Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Villa Auditorium

$7; advance ticket required.

The epic showdown between Perseus and Medusa comes to life as a musical fantasy told in Deaf West Theatre's signature style of singing and signing. The young, reluctant—and deaf—hero Perseus embarks on a perilous quest to slay the snake-haired Medusa. But this particular diva is more than meets the eye—if you dare read her lips. Produced by the award-winning Deaf West Theatre Company, Inc.

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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.