San Francisco Ballet presents Nutcracker
Sometimes, a gift isn’t just a gift. It’s a key to a new world. A young heroine. A Nutcracker-turned-prince. The small but mighty army of mice. The beautiful conclusion of a sugar plum celebration. It’s a story so good, it bears retelling again and again.
All the characters you know, and love are back for another thrilling performance of San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker. Enjoy exquisite dancing, stunning sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live by the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Orchestra.
Don’t miss out on the must-see show of the holiday season. Grab your tickets and reserve the edge of your seat today.
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Attend the 7 pm performance on December 8 or 15, and enjoy the San Francisco Girls Chorus singing holiday songs on the Main Lobby from 6–6:30 pm.
YOUNG CHILDREN / SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE ON DEC 21 AT 7PM
Perfect for young children and family members needing extra care, join us for our first-ever Sensory Friendly Performance. This performance offers a more relaxed, shush-free, and shame-free environment for audience members of all ages and abilities to experience this magical holiday tradition in a safe and comfortable atmosphere.
December 8–27, 2022
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Runtime: 2 hours with one intermission.
Children under age 3, including babes in arms, will not be admitted inside the auditorium. Everyone entering the Opera House, regardless of age, must have a ticket, and children must occupy their assigned seat next to an accompanying adult.
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Scenic Design: Michael Yeargan
Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls
Projection Design: Wendall K. Harrington
The 2004 premiere of Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker was made possible by Lead Sponsors The Herbert Family and The Swanson Foundation, and Sponsors Yurie and Carl Pascarella, Kathleen Scutchfield, and The Smelick Family.