Composer: Lowell Liebermann
Choreographer: Liam Scarlett

The Creature is back! The sold-out hit of 2017, Liam Scarlett’s Frankenstein bowed to roaring ovations. The Mercury News wrote "[Frankenstein] offers luscious performances, relentless drama, and spectacular set design and lighting.” Inspired by Mary Shelley's Gothic masterpiece, and set to Lowell Liebermann’s powerful score, this production features sumptuous costumes, and sets that will astonish.

Runtime: Approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes, including two 20-minute intermissions
Vitor Luiz in Scarlett's Frankenstein // © Erik Tomasson

“[Frankenstein] offers luscious performances, relentless drama, and spectacular set design and lighting. Replete with delicious steampunk pyrotechnics, the design alone creates enough imaginative spectacle to become a leading character in its own right.”

The Mercury News

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Listen to our podcasts for an insider look at Frankenstein.

To the Pointe: Frankenstein

Demi Pointe: Frankenstein

Pointes of View: Ellen Peel

Meet the Artists: Principal Dancer Vitor Luiz, Max Cauthorn, and Luke Ingham

Story Ballet Duo

Frankenstein and The National Ballet of Canada: Nijinsky

Powerful drama drives these two epic stories: Frankenstein, more love story than monster story, explores what it means to be human; and Nijinsky, performed by guest company The National Ballet of Canada, offers a kaleidoscopic look at the life and loves of the legendary dancer-choreographer, through the lens of his madness.

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Group Tickets

Groups of 10+ receive 20% off Tuesday–Saturday and 30% off Friday in select sections. Share a sensational performance with friends and family.

Call 415 865 6785 Monday–Friday 10 am–4 pm, or email

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Scenic Design

  • John Macfarlane

Costume Design

  • John Macfarlane

Lighting Design

  • David Finn

Projection Design

  • Finn Ross


The 2017 San Francisco Ballet premiere of Frankenstein was made possible by
Lead Sponsors
  • Bently Foundation
  • The Hellman Family
Costume Sponsor
  • E. L. Wiegand Foundation
  • Ms. Laura Clifford
  • Stephanie and James Marver
  • Anonymous