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 x Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA


Saturday, October 14, 2017,
1:00 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Free; no reservation required

Celebrate Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA at a special extended Off the 405 event! This afternoon to evening program features artist interventions, a program of rare experimental short films, curator-led tours, and DJ sets, leading up to a 7:00 p.m. concert with the mesmerizing cosmic melodies of Ecuadorian-American electronic musician Helado Negro. Cash bar featuring local beers and bites.

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At the Getty Villa



Outdoor Classical Theater:
Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides


Thursdays–Sundays,
September 7–30, 2017,
8:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater

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

As the Greek army lies stagnant on the silent shores of Aulis, King Agamemnon is faced with a harrowing decision. In return for the winds that would carry his army to victory over Troy, the goddess Artemis has demanded the impossible: the sacrifice of the king's own daughter, Iphigenia.

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Music, Dance, and Spoken Word


Tuvan throat singers Chirgilchin performing at a past Getty Center concert
 
Concerts at the Villa
The Getty Villa
Musical masterpieces inspired by ancient art. Learn more...

Gordon Getty Concerts
The Getty Center
Classical music to complement current exhibitions. Learn more...

Saturday Nights at the Getty
The Getty Center
An eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, and spoken word. Learn more...

Saturdays 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. Learn more...

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...

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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.