On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition.
This holiday season, join us as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and a little girl dreams about a whole new world in a Nutcracker that is as unique as it is magical. And it's only at SF Ballet.
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Family Viewing Area
Families who need to step outside the auditorium during a Nutcracker performance can still catch the magic in a viewing area on the Dress Circle level. The performance will stream from a monitor during all 2018 performances, so you don’t have to miss a moment.