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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.
Read the full Nutcracker synopsis

Age Recommendation

Nutcracker is best enjoyed by children ages 5 and older. Out of courtesy to your fellow audience members, SF Ballet requests no infants or toddlers, please. All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter.

Help a Child See the Nutcracker

This Christmas, send a child to the ballet. Created in 1992, San Francisco Ballet’s Children's Enchantment Fund (CHEF) provides under-served children and families the opportunity to see San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker free of charge – and you can help.

Find Out How You Can Help

Nutcracker Benefit Luncheon

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Journey to the Land of Dreams. Meet a real Sugar Plum Fairy. Savor a delightful lunch and sweet treats. And enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting SF Ballet’s world class education and training programs. 

Learn More

  • Lead Sponsors

    The Herbert Family
    The Swanson Foundation

  • Sponsors

    Yurie and Carl Pascarella
    Kathleen Scutchfield
    The Smelick Family

  • Official Airline of Nutcracker

    United Airlines

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Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson


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Monday – Friday
10am – 4pm

On performance days, the phones open at 10am and stay open until the performance begins.