Ticket Options

Backstage during Nureyev's Raymonda, Act III (© Erik Tomasson)

Backstage during Nureyev's Raymonda, Act III (© Erik Tomasson)

On-Sale Dates

2016 Nutcracker tickets will go on sale on August, 30th 2016.

Subscribe for the Best Seats at the Best Price

Subscribers save far more on tickets compared to individual prices during the season. Though prices vary based on seating section, Principal Package subscribers save up to 25% off the single ticket price, and Choreograph Your Own (CYO) and Mini-Package subscribers save up to 15%.

Learn more about Nutcracker or our 2017 Season.

Learn more about SF Ballet subscriber packages and benefits.

Ways to Order Tickets

When tickets are available, you may purchase online, over the phone, or in person.

Purchase Tickets Online

Locate the Nutcracker or repertory season performances on our website and use the "Buy Tickets" link to purchase tickets online.

Purchase Tickets by Phone

Call 415.865.2000, Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm.

Purchase Tickets in Person

During Nutcracker, the Box Office in the Opera House is only open on performance dates from 10am until the evening intermission.

During the Repertory Season, the Box Office in the Opera House is open Tuesday through Friday, 12pm to the first intermission; and Saturday and Sunday, 10am until the first intermission. During the hour prior to curtain time, the Box Office handles business pertaining to the immediate performance only.

The SF Ballet Box Office is located in the lobby of the War Memorial Opera House at 301 Van Ness Avenue (at Grove Street). Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and cash are accepted. There is no handling fee for single ticket purchases made in person at the Box Office.

Bring a Group and Save

Bring a group of 10 or more people and save up to 30% on select Repertory Season performances!

Bring a group of 20 or more people for Nutcracker and save 20% on select Nutcracker performances.

Learn more about group sales

Give the Gift of Dance!

Gift certificates in the amount of $25.00 or more may be purchased year round and are redeemable for tickets to the Repertory Season or Nutcracker.

Buy a gift certificate

Student, Senior, and Military Rush

During the Repertory Season, full-time college and university students can often purchase tickets for the same day’s performance for as little as $11-22. Also, during the Repertory Season, military personnel and seniors 65 and older can often purchase tickets for the same day’s performance for only $32.

A current college or university I.D. showing proof of full-time student enrollment, age, or military status is required both at the time of purchase and to pick up tickets. Limit of two tickets per order and valid I.D. All rush tickets are subject to availability; please keep in mind that some performances sell out in advance. Seating selection is at the discretion of the Box Office.

Call 415.865.2000 or visit the Ballet Box Office in the Opera House from the time the Box Office opens until one hour before the performance to purchase discounted tickets for that day's performance. Discounted tickets need to be purchased and picked up at least one hour before the performance starts. Remember, these great deals are not available during the hour prior to the performance so call and arrive early!

Sign Up to Purchase Rush Tickets Online

Why register for rush tickets online?

  • Purchase rush tickets online instead of in-person at the ticket window
  • Select your own seat
  • Get updates on rush tickets on Mondays for that week’s performances
  • Print your tickets from home

Sign up for Student Rush or Senior Rush today!

Standing Room Tickets

SF Ballet offers up to 200 standing room tickets for sale on performance dates. For the Repertory Season, standing room tickets are $20 for story ballets and $15 for mixed-bill programs. Tickets are sold in person only and go on sale when the Opera House Box Office opens at noon for performances Tuesday-Friday and at 10am for performances on Saturday and Sunday. Cash is preferred for a fast transaction.

Standing room ticket holders may enter the Opera House starting one hour and 10 minutes prior to the performance, at the Grove Street doors on the south side of the Opera House, or at any door one hour prior to the performance. Standees may stand at the back of the main floor Orchestra level or the back of the top balcony.

Student Matinees

Each year the Company offers students the opportunity to obtain group tickets for performances at deeply discounted prices during two spring Student Matinees. Student Matinees offer a behind-the-scenes look at SF Ballet, including open set changes, a music education component, and special demonstrations featuring students from the SF Ballet School.

Learn more about Student Matinees

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