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 story of Nutcracker or browse through our behind the scenes videos, photo galleries, and blog posts about Nutcracker.
A number of seats are available for purchase by phone only. Please call 415.865.2000, Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm to order tickets. On performance dates, the phones open at 10am and stay open until the evening performance begins.
Bring an unwrapped, new toy to your Nutcracker performance for the San Francisco Fire Fighters' Toy Program! Learn more about SFFF’s Toy Program.
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.
Prices and casting are subject to change without notice. All sales are final. No refunds. Exchanges are subject to fees and restrictions. Tickets are for personal use and not for resale.
The Herbert Family
The Swanson Foundation
Yurie and Carl Pascarella
The Smelick Family
Get out your tablet and interact with SF Ballet’s magical production through our new tablet application! Designed for children ages 6-10 and their families, the app allows users to experience SF Ballet’s production of Nutcracker through illustrations and storytelling, and learn about the world of classical dance and music.
This holiday season, visitors to Westfield San Francisco Centre’s historic Dome will see it transformed each evening into a state-of-the-art surround theater, with a free, six-minute animated 3D light spectacular, inspired by SF Ballet’s production of Nutcracker.