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Get Your Tickets for San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker Online

SF Ballet 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. This year, due to COVID, performances of Nutcracker will unfortunately not be held at the War Memorial Opera House, however, Nutcracker will return as an interactive, virtual experience that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home!

Beginning November 27, Nutcracker Online will be released in an immersive digital world designed by local event design and production specialists Blueprint Studios. Featuring the high definition stream of the 2008 San Francisco Ballet and PBS co-production of Helgi Tomasson’s critical acclaimed Nutcracker, the stream was recorded at the War Memorial Opera House in December 2007 and features Yuan Yuan Tan as the Snow Queen, Pierre-François Vilanoba as the Snow King, Vanessa Zahorian as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Elizabeth Powell as Clara, with the grand pas de deux danced by Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan.

In addition to accessing the stream, ticket holders will be able to guide themselves through animmersive digital journey through the War Memorial Opera House full of interactive activities, fun videos, the ability to visitthe SF Ballet Shop, and more.

Tickets for Nutcracker Online go on sale November 17, and it will be available for access from November 27–December 31, 2020. The cost is $49, and you'll get 48 hours of access to the experience. For more information and to order online, visit or call (415) 865-2000.

San Francisco Ballet presented America's first complete performance of Nutcracker in 1944. Today, SF Ballet's Nutcracker is enjoyed by over 75,000 people each December. Every dancer in the Company dances in the production, along with 160 students from SF Ballet School who perform roles as Clara, Fritz, snowflakes, waltzing flowers, mice, and more.