ENCORE! Events

Exclusive events only for SF Ballet's ENCORE! members.


ENCORE! Gala Launch Party 2016 // © Drew Altizer Photography
Upcoming Events

February 23, 2017

ENCORE! Trio Evening featuring Frankenstein

Join ENCORE! at Liam Scarlett's darkly beautiful Frankenstein. Start your evening at our exclusive pre-show reception featuring a brief but enlightening talk on Frankenstein, wine and snacks. Guests have the opportunity to meet up at first intermission for more mixing and mingling. Drinks can be purchased at intermission at the Dress Circle bar.

6:00 pm Pre-Show Reception SF Ballet Studios, 455 Franklin Street
7:30 pm Performance War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
First intermission Networking Dress Circle North lobby

ENCORE! members save 15% on tickets for February 23 at 7:30 pm. Login first to receive your discount.

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March 16, 2017

ENCORE! Trio Evening featuring Program 4

ENCORE! members and guests will gather to watch an evening of George Balanchine. Program 4 includes three classics: Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Prodigal Son, and Diamonds. Stay tuned for information about our pre-performance trivia night.

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March 21, 2017

ENCORE! Sensorium pre-party

ENCORE! is getting the party started early for this year’s Sensorium. Check back for details. 

March 21, 2017


Mark your calendars everyone; Sensorium is back. It’s an evening of dance, art and music—a total sensory experience geared toward ballet fans ages 21 to 39. Watch 90 minutes of exuberant ballet and check out our original lobby installation, interactive pop-ups, and themed After Party. Local artist and former Twitter product innovation team leader James Buckhouse will host for the third year in a row.

ENCORE! members have access to the pre-sale starting February 21 at noon.

Not a current member of ENCORE! or have a friend you think should join? We have a special offer just for you: join before Sensorium and get next season's membership for free.* What are you waiting for—sign up for ENCORE! today. 


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*ENCORE! memberships are currently valid through June 30, 2017. This special offer will extend your membership through June 30, 2018.

April 14, 2017

ENCORE! Trio Evening featuring Program 7

Witness a world premiere work by SF Ballet Corps de Ballet dancer Myles Thatcher, Helgi Tomasson's Trio, and Christopher Wheeldon's Within The Golden Hour©. Stay tuned for information about the Trio reception.

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Spring 2017


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Past Events

January 19, 2017


The 2017 Opening Night Gala was a complete success. Revelers mixed and mingled at the Pre-performance cocktail buffet in City Hall, watched a one-night-only performance at the War Memorial Opera House, and then danced the night away at the After Party back in City Hall. Truly magical.

January 12, 2017


ENCORE! gala ticket holders and guests toasted the upcoming gala at Tesla in San Francisco.

December 16, 2016

nutcracker performance & celebration

Everyone got into the holiday spirit at ENCORE!’s annual Nutcracker event. After the performance, ENCORE! members and guests headed down the street to Sugar Lounge for snacks, drinks, and mingling.

November 16, 2016

encore! season preview

SF Ballet Soloist Sasha de Sola and Corps de Ballet Member Max Cauthron spoke to the crowd about the upcoming 2017 Season. Bouchaine Winery was also in attendance to share their delicious wines as ENCORE! guests shopped at Ted Baker San Francisco.

July 27, 2016

Summer of the arts

Over 500 Bay Area arts enthusiasts gathered at the Asian Art Museum in celebration of the 5th Annual Summer of the Arts. This membership event was hosted by ENCORE! along with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s ArtPoint, San Francisco Opera’s BRAVO! CLUB, and San Francisco Symphony’s Symphonix.

April 9, 2016

ENCORE! presents the San Francisco Ballet School Trainees Performance & Reception

An exclusive reception and a special performance by the dancers of the SF Ballet School Trainee Program. This international roster of pre-professional young dancers presented excerpts from both the classical and contemporary repertory.

April 7, 2016

ENCORE! Trio Evening Three: Program 7

The final Trio evening of the 2015/16 Season featured Mark Morris' Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, a world premiere by Justin Peck, and George Balanchine's glittering Theme and Variations.

March 23. 2016

ENCORE! Sensorium Pre-Party

ENCORE! gathered for an unforgettable happy hour reception at the Asian Art Museum prior the March 23 performance. Mixing and mingling over drinks and small bites while exploring the world-class Asian Art Museum after hours. Best of all, James Buckhouse, Sensorium's host, former Twitter product innovation team leader, and local artist, gave a private talk about the ballet performance that night. 

March 17, 2016

ENCORE! Trio Evening Two: Program 5

ENCORE! held their second Trio evening of the 2015/16 Season featuring Yuri Possokhov's Swimmer and Jerome Robbins' Dances at a Gathering.

March 3, 2016

ArtPoint Cocktail Party: Pierre Bonnard
Co-Presented by San Francisco Ballet ENCORE!

ArtPoint and San Francisco Ballet ENCORE! joined forces to present a sold-out cocktail party featuring guided tours of the exhibition Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia and a performance by the San Francisco Ballet School Trainees.

January 21, 2016


ENCORE! members and guests danced the night away at the sold out 2016 Opening Night Gala: PROVOCATIVE.

January 7, 2016

ENCORE! Gala Launch Party

ENCORE! celebrated the opening of the 2016 Season at the ENCORE! Gala Launch Party at Ligne Roset San Francisco.