enhance your experience AT A PASSPORT PERFORMANCE

For six performances only, you can make your experience extra festive at a special Passport performance. One hour before the curtain rises, enjoy a special journey through the Opera House.

And if you join us for our 75th Anniversary Passport Performance on Opening Night, we'll pay tribute to our many “Claras” of the past, along with other SF Ballet School Alumni who have been part of our Nutcracker tradition from the very beginning.

Tickets for these added-value performances sell quickly so reserve early.


  • An adorable plush toy for the first 500 children to arrive
  • Costumed characters in the lobby*
  • A keepsake mini passport
  • Fun, “Instagrammable” photo opportunities
  • Free treats at intermission
  • Carolers in the lobby
*Passport Performances are popular so arrive early. Doors open one hour prior to curtain and characters are available for 30 minutes only for photos.

Passport Performance Dates​

Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 12, 7:00 pm
Friday, December 13, 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 15, 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 18, 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 19, 7:00 pm

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Please note: Nutcracker is most magical for children 5 and older. No children under age 3 are allowed, including babes in arms. See Taking Kids to the Ballet for helpful hints, as well as our important ticket policy information.


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