explore the world of ballet

Meet choreographers and dancers, participate in workshops, and experience a host of other exhilarating and enriching activities.


December 16

Journey with us to the Land of Dreams. The Nutcracker Benefit Luncheon returns to Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall on Saturday, December 16, 2023.

The magical day for the whole family begins with an enchanted Nutcracker wonderland fit for the King and Queen of Snow in a transformed Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall. Guests will enjoy a tasty lunch and sweet treats, engaging crafts and activities, appearances from Nutcracker characters, and extra special surprises.

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Family Dance-Along

December 17–March 17

Led by SF Ballet’s Professional Teaching Artists and SF Ballet School Faculty Members, our interactive 60-minute workshops explore the story, choreography, music, and characters of some of Ballet’s most beloved productions, through hands-on activities that unlock the magic of a ballet performance.

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Opera House Tour

March 4–April 22

Join SF Ballet, on a tour of the War Memorial Opera House – a 1932 Beaux-Arts building designed by Arthur Brown. Go behind the scenes to learn about the unique technical and structural elements of the building and see all the secret ins and outs as part of this special once-a-year event.

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March 23

To celebrate the return of this ballet, San Francisco Ballet will host an event perfect for the whole family on Saturday, March 23 in the Green Room of the Veteran’s Building at 12 PM. The afternoon will begin with a tea party in Green Room, complete with savory and sweet treats, tea, and other refreshments. Guests will be treated to fun and engaging activities for the young and the young at heart.

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May 22–May 24

The San Francisco School Spring Festival will return this May for three nights of original performances starring SF Ballet’s next generation of dancers. The performances will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts May 22, 23, and 24 – with a special fundraising dinner taking place on May 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco.

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