ENCORE! Group for San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker on Thursday, December 18th at 7pm


ENCORE! members at Nutcracker 2012.


Join ENCORE! shortly before San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker performance on Thursday, December 18 for complimentary champagne and a cocktail reception exclusively for ENCORE! members and their friends. The reception will take place at the North Box Bar inside the War Memorial Opera House.

6pm Reception at the North Box Bar
Meet us to the right of the North Box Bar located on the Box Level for a hosted Champagne Toast to the holiday season, followed by a no-host bar.

7pm Nutcracker Performance
Meet us back at the right of the North Box Bar located on the Box Level to mingle with fellow ENCORE! members and guests at intermission.


Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Helgi Tomasson

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.

San Francisco Ballet’s sparkling production of Nutcracker, set here in our own “City by the Bay,” has introduced audiences of all ages to the magnificent world of ballet. This holiday season, experience the beauty and athleticism of SF Ballet’s international cast of world-class dancers in Nutcracker, a San Francisco tradition since 1944.

San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker is sure to leave you with a sense of warmth and treasured memories that will last a lifetime.


Special Seating Section and Price

Thursday, December 18th at 7pm
Orchestra @ 20% discount
Dress Circle @ 20% discount

Enter the promotion code E!NUT14 on the Nutcracker performance date for your group to receive the special ENCORE! rate and be sure to select the correct performance of December 18 at 7pm. You must enter the promotion code prior to selecting your seats to receive special pricing. As part of the purchase path, you'll be prompted to log in or create an account if you don't already have one.

Buy Tickets

We strongly suggest that you order early as we anticipate this performance selling out. Seating is assigned at the time of purchase.

Discount is available through this special web page only, not by phone or in person, and subject to availability. If a seating section is listed as not available, there are no discounted seats available in that section at this time. If this occurs, you may be able to purchase full-priced tickets at our online or call 415.865.2000, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Subject to availability.


Plan Your Visit

Nutcracker is performed at the War Memorial Opera House located at 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco at the corner of Van Ness Avenue and Grove Street. The Opera House is easily accessible via public transportation and there are multiple parking lots nearby.

Find directions, information on public transportation, and map of garages in the area.

There are many places to dine near the Opera House from which to choose. See our listing of restaurants.

Find more information to help plan your visit to SF Ballet’s Nutcracker.