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NUTCRACKER

NUTCRACKER

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.

Check out these performance dates for special pricing

Dec 8–9
Dec 13–15
Dec 26–27

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.

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December 8–27, 2022

COMPOSER

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

CHOREOGRAPHER

Helgi Tomasson

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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Know Your Nutcracker

Explore the world of San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker with our digital library of stories, stats, and facts about America's first full-length production.

THE STORY OF NUTCRACKER

One unforgettable, magical Christmas Eve journey

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HELGI TOMASSON’S 2004 NUTCRACKER

The largest production SF Ballet has ever undertaken

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YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO NUTCRACKER

The quintessential holiday classic, SF Ballet style

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NUTCRACKER NOTES

8 Stats about the Nutcracker Orchestra

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SIX STEPS TO A DREAMY NUTCRACKER WITH KIDS (WITH INSIDER TIPS!)

No Meltdowns Here! Make Your Nutcracker Memories a Dream. Read More  


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.