Get Your Tickets for San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker
Photo courtesy San Francisco Ballet © Erik Tomasson
December will be here soon, and for many families, the holidays won't be complete without attending a performance of San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker. Experience 200 costumed characters, dazzling scenery, Tchaikovsky's beautiful score performed live by the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, and the opulence of the War Memorial Opera House decorated for Christmas. Tickets to this time-honored holiday tradition are going fast!
Many different performances of Nutcracker take place in the Bay Area during the holiday season, but San Francisco Ballet's is the one that sets the standard. Did you know that San Francisco Ballet was the first ballet company to bring Nutcracker to America, way back in 1944?
We've made it a family tradition to attend Nutcracker every holiday season, and it's always a truly magical experience for everyone. It's really a holiday tradition not to be missed. Order your tickets now and make sure you get your preferred time, date, and seats.
We always try to see one of the ballet's popular Passport performances, which include fun activities throughout the opera house, costumed characters, giveaways, refreshments, and a special keepsake passport to stamp with memories of your trip to Nutcracker. Passport peformances take place on Wednesday, December 12; Friday, December 14; Sunday, December 16; Tuesday, December 18; Wednesday, December 19; Thursday, December 20; Wednesday, December 26; and Thursday, December 27. These performances are very popular and lines form out the doors of the Opera House, so make sure you get there early!
The Ballet also offers a VIP Box Experience which includes a private reception with complimentary sweets, beverages, and special gifts for children. Private box suites have 6 to 8 seats. VIP Box Experience performances take place on December 15, 16, 22, and 23.
2018 performances of Nutcracker begin on December 12 and run through December 29. Tickets range in price from $39 to $448, depending on section and performance date. Order your tickets soon: ticket prices may go up depending on demand.
This is a full-length ballet performance, so the SF Ballet recommends Nutcracker for children ages 5 and up, and requests that no children under 3, including infants in arms, attend. For more information and to order online, visit www.sfballet.org or call (415) 865-2000.
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