Thursday, January 18, 2018

Opening Night Gala

San Francisco City Hall & War Memorial Opera House

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, San Francisco Ballet will celebrate the opening of its 2019 Repertory Season with its Opening Night Gala, This is Passion. Following the creative energy of Unbound: A Festival of New Works, the Gala will celebrate the unbridled artistry and expressiveness of SF Ballet, where passion for dance is transformative. From the breathtaking physicality of dancers to the daring originality of choreographers to the adoration of audiences—This is Passion.

Hosted by the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary, the Gala will begin with a cocktail reception and dinner at San Francisco City Hall, followed by a one-night-only performance by SF Ballet at the War Memorial Opera House. Guests will return to a transformed City Hall for San Francisco’s most festive After Party featuring live music, sweets, savories, libations, and, of course, dancing.

Proceeds from Opening Night Gala benefit a wide range of SF Ballet artistic initiatives, including new works, scholarships for San Francisco Ballet School students, and community education programs for thousands of youths, families, and seniors.

Event Chair: Ms. Claire Stewart Kostic

Gala Dinner Package

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If you have questions about purchasing Gala dinner tickets, please contact San Francisco Ballet Special Events at 415 865 6639 or
Or download an RSVP form.

Schedule of Events

City Hall
5 pm: Cocktail Reception
6 pm: Dinner

War Memorial Opera House Lobby
7 pm: Prosecco Promenade featuring complimentary Prosecco
8 pm: Gala Performance

City Hall
10 pm: After Party


Black Tie

Special Package Offer

Save when you purchase our Special Package that includes Balcony performance seating and an After Party ticket. Available for purchase November 2018.

Gala Performance Only 

Available for purchase November 2018. 

Gala After Party Only 

Available for purchase November 2018.

ENCORE! Opening Night Gala

This elegant evening is hosted by San Francisco Ballet's young professional group, ENCORE!. Please call 415 865 6632 for more information.

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Presenting Sponsor
Benefactor Dinner Sponsor
Patron Dinner Sponsor
After Party Sponsor
  • La Perla
Prosecco Promenade Sponsor
  • Shreve & Co.
Invitation Sponsor
  • Pacific Union Real Estate