UPDATE: March 12, 2020
We know the events happening in our community and around the world are unsettling. All of us here at San Francisco Ballet send our caring wishes to those affected by the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus. In return, we deeply appreciate the outpouring of empathy and support during this challenging time.
On Wednesday, March 11, governor Gavin Newsom announced that California public health officials have issued an updated policy on public gatherings being limited to no more than 250 people, at least through March. As such, we deeply regret to inform you that as well as canceling A Midsummer Night’s Dream, we are unable to continue producing Programs 5 and 6 of our 2020 Season and will be cancelling all those performances. While this is disappointing and presents continued serious ramifications for our organization, our priority remains the care and safety of our patrons, artists, students, and staff.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and PROGRAM 5 & 6 TICKET HOLDERS
For those of you who have missed, or will miss, your performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Program 5, or Program 6, we are happy to offer you two options:
- We sincerely hope you will consider donating your tickets back to SF Ballet as a tax-deductible contribution. In this crisis, we need your support more than ever. If you have already donated or requested a credit for your tickets for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, you do not need to make a selection again, thank you
- You may opt to receive a credit for the face value of your ticket(s). This credit may be used toward any regularly scheduled performance for the remainder of the 2020 Season, or the 2021 Season, through May 9, 2021. Please note this does not include Nutcracker or special event related performances. Please click the button below and complete the form.
In addition, Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson wants to be sure that our valued patrons do not miss out on what is truly a magnificent production – therefore, we are happy to inform you that A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be included as part of the 2021 Repertory Season.
For more information:
- The World Health Organization
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- California Department of Public Health
- San Francisco Department of Public Health
UPDATE: March 10, 2020
San Francisco Ballet continues to explore recovery response options in light of the mandatory closing of the War Memorial Opera House from March 6 through March 20, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 directive issued by the City of San Francisco. At this time, all other San Francisco Ballet and San Francisco Ballet School events and activities not taking place at the War Memorial Opera House are scheduled to proceed as planned. Any changes will be posted to our website or sent to you directly by email.
The outcome of this two-week cancellation period poses severe financial repercussions for SF Ballet. As a non-profit arts organization, ticket sales only account for 50% of what it takes to present world-class ballet performances to our audiences.
Our patrons are our livelihood and the primary source of joy for our dancers. We value you immensely and are very sorry for the disappointment and inconvenience this cancellation period has caused.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Ticket Holders
For those of you who missed your performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, you have two options available to you:
- We hope you will consider donating the cost of your ticket back to the organization which will help support our artists during this unprecedented time.
- You may also opt to receive a credit for the face value of your ticket(s). This credit may be used toward any regularly scheduled performance for the remainder of the 2020 Season, or the 2021 Season, through May 9, 2021. Please note this does not include Nutcracker or special event related performances. Please click the button below and complete the form.