San Francisco Ballet presents a Nutcracker spectacle.
Step into the reverie of little Clara in this unforgettable holiday tale and enter a magical wonderland of toy soldiers, a blizzard of snowflakes, and a kaleidoscope of more than 150 dancers. Battle the King of Mice and of course, dance through the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Helgi Tomasson’s dazzling San Francisco-inspired production is accompanied by a brilliant live orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.
Share unforgettable moments and everlasting memories with loved ones during this very special holiday time and tradition.
UPDATE: To ensure the health and safety of everyone in the War Memorial Opera House, starting December 27 dancers will be masked while performing in group scenes. While our dancers and musicians are fully vaccinated and tested two to three times per week, we are monitoring the news about the Omicron variant and remaining flexible to ensure a safe performance for all.
*Nutcracker is most magical for children 5 and older. No children under age 3. In order to maintain an enjoyable experience for all patrons, children should be able to stay in their own seat, stay quiet during the performance, and wear a mask at all times. Lap-sitting and standing are not allowed.
COVID SAFETY – BOOSTER SHOT AND MASKS REQUIRED
If your child under the age of 12 does not meet the two-week or greater completion requirement to qualify as being fully vaccinated, they must show proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within one day for antigen or two days for PCR tests prior to entry into the War Memorial Opera House or 455 Franklin Street. Fully vaccinated children under 12 may present proof of full vaccination and if eligible booster shot in lieu of a negative test result.
Updated 3/12/2022: Based on recommendations from San Francisco Ballet Health and Safety Task Force, a face covering is required for entry into War Memorial Opera House and must be worn at all times. Face masks must completely cover nose, mouth, and chin and have ear loops or similar to hold in place. Cloth and surgical masks are acceptable. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. Due to the transmissibility of the Omicron variant, we strongly recommend patrons wear a non-vented respirator, such as an N95, KN95, or KF94 face mask. SF Ballet will have a limited number of KN94 or equivalent masks available at the War Memorial Opera House for those patrons who request one. Masks are required at all times, regardless of age, while inside the War Memorial Opera House. Food and drinks are not permitted inside the auditorium to ensure masks are worn throughout the performance.
Click the Learn More button or visit sfballet.org/safety for details and COVID-19 policies for children under 12. We strongly suggest you visit the Safety page close to your performance for updates.
December 10–30, 2021
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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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.