Student Matinees

SF Ballet Performances Specifically Designed for School Groups


San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine's Stravinsky Violin Concerto. (Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust; Photo © Erik Tomasson)

San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine's Stravinsky Violin Concerto. (Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust; Photo © Erik Tomasson)

Save the date for the 2017 Student Matinees

Introduce your students to the joy and wonder of dance by joining San Francisco Ballet for one of our Student Matinee performances. Designed especially for school groups in grades 2-12, these programs provide students an engaging introduction to classical and contemporary ballet along with a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to stage a ballet performance. Our Student Matinees are a wonderful way to expose students to the transformative power of creativity through the performing arts.

Each educational 75-minute interactive program includes:

  • An introduction to ballet as an art form
  • Performances by SF Ballet professional dancers and pre-professional Trainees from the SF Ballet School, accompanied by the SF Ballet Orchestra
  • Excerpts of some of the Company’s most extraordinary works
  • The opportunity to learn about what it takes to become a dancer with SF Ballet
Performance Dates
  • Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 at 11am
  • Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 11am
  • Tickets are only $10
  • A minimum of 10 tickets is required to qualify for the Student Matinee price
  • Student Matinee performances are appropriate for school groups grades 2-12.

Please check back in August for ticketing information and programming details.

Location of Performances

Performances take place at the historic War Memorial Opera House at the corner of Van Ness Avenue and Grove Street in San Francisco. Public transportation via Muni and BART is convenient, and parking is available nearby.

Directions & Parking Information

Do you have a question?

For more information, contact Ticket Services at or 415.865.2000, Monday through Friday, 10am – 4pm.

View the 2017 Save the Date Postcard



The Student Matinee Series is supported by the Gaia Fund of the San Francisco Ballet Endowment Foundation.

Chevron, the Diana Dollar Knowles Foundation, and the Flora Family Foundation are the Co-Lead Sponsors of San Francisco Ballet’s Education Programs.

Additional support is provided by Major Sponsor Wells Fargo Foundation and Sponsors Gap Foundation and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.