Stern Grove

A free annual family-friendly performance at Stern Grove Festival.


San Francisco Ballet and Stern Grove Festival, two of our city’s most beloved cultural icons, share a rich history and offer San Franciscans one of their favorite summer experiences: the al fresco performance of our Company and Orchestra at Sigmund Stern Grove. The protected performance space, set among towering eucalyptus and redwood trees, provides audiences with an acoustically and visually arresting afternoon of music and dance. This tradition, started in 1943, continues annually.

For Youth, Families and Lifelong Learners

San Francisco Ballet also collaborates with the Stern Grove Festival Education & Outreach team. Annually, children and youth can participate in Kids Days, a weekday dance experience in the Grove for 4-11 year-olds and KidStage, a family-friendly dance workshop held adjacent to the Stern Grove Festival stage on the morning of our performance. Adults can enjoy our Artist Talks, pre-performance meet-the-artist interviews in the historic Trocadero Clubhouse in the Grove. All workshops and talks are free, but space is limited and some require advance registration.

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