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Explore Nutcracker

Interested in learning more about Nutcracker? Whether you’re coming for the first time or as part of longtime holiday traditions—with family, friends, a first date, or flying solo—you’ll find all you need to know here to help you make the most out of going to this magical holiday ballet.  

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Making the Most of Nutcracker

Enhance your Nutcracker experience with these guides and special events.

Six Steps to a Dreamy Nutcracker with Kids (with insider tips!)

Nutcracker Family Guide

VIP Box Experience

Passport Performance

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Send a Family in Need to Nutcracker

SF Ballet’s Children’s Enchantment Fund has made it possible for more than 30,000 children and their families to attend SF Ballet’s Nutcracker at no cost. Through our partnership with Community Access Ticket Service, your contribution of any amount helps make it possible to share the magic of Nutcracker with families who otherwise couldn’t attend.

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San Francisco Firefighters’ Toy Program

Join us in providing new toys and books for children in need by bringing an unwrapped new toy or book to your Nutcracker performance. Collection barrels will be in the lobby of the Opera House at your performance.

Group Tickets

Groups of 20+ receive 20% off select sections on group discounted performances. Share a sensational performance with friends and family.

Call 415 865 6785 Monday–Friday 10 am–4 pm, or email groups@sfballet.org.

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Scenic Design: Michael Yeargan
Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls
Projection Design: Wendall K. Harrington