Nutcracker Online

Nutcracker Online

Nutcracker Online

Nutcracker Online:
Filmed Production and Interactive Journey

The holidays might look a little different this year, but San Francisco Ballet wants you to be able to keep your traditions (or start new ones!) with Nutcracker Online.

An interactive, virtual experience for family and friends from the comfort of your home, Nutcracker Online is San Francisco Ballet’s fantastical, digital holiday offering, available November 27 – December 31. With 48-hour access, watch SF Ballet’s spectacular Nutcracker stream in HD, tour our virtual opera house full of fun activities, send downloadable holiday snaps to your friends and family, enjoy historical highlights of San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker, and learn steps from the choreography. You can even check off items on your gift list with a visit to SF Ballet’s online Holiday Shop!

While we can’t host you in-person at the War Memorial Opera House this year, we look forward to opening our virtual doors for Nutcracker and keeping the holiday magic alive!

Nutcracker Online features the high definition stream of the 2008 San Francisco Ballet and KQED Public Television in association with Thirteen/WNET New York’s co-production of Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker.

KTVU: SF Ballet launching Nutcracker online

KPIX: San Francisco Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' Goes Digital

KPIX: Bay Area Holiday Tradition – San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker – Goes Virtual This Year

Nov 27 – Dec 31, 2020

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson


Choreography: Helgi Tomasson
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Martin West

Drosselmeyer: Damian Smith
Queen and King of the Snow: Yuan Yuan Tan, Pierre-François Vilanoba
Sugar Plum Fairy: Vanessa Zahorian
Grand Pas de Deux: Maria Kochetkova, Davit Karapetyan

Support our Nutcracker Fund to keep our cherished holiday tradition alive and accessible to youth across the region!



Tiit Helimets draws Nutcracker!


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Ticket Services Hours*

Extended hours Nov 27–Dec 31
Mon–Fri, 10 am–8 pm and Sat–Sun, noon–8 pm
Closed on December 25

*for the month of December