San Francisco Ballet in Sun Valley

San Francisco Ballet in Sun Valley

JULY 8, 2012

Sun Valley Pavilion
Sun Valley, Idaho
Sunday, July 8, 2012, 7:00 PM


San Francisco Ballet's summer/fall tour includes a one-night-only performance at the spectacular Sun Valley Pavilion in Sun Valley, Idaho.

This SF Ballet performance will kick off Sun Valley’s Summer of the Arts which will include will include four weeks of performances by the highly acclaimed Sun Valley Summer Symphony; music performances and events sponsored by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts; and the well-known Sun Valley Writer’s Conference in late August. For more information on things to do in Sun Valley, click here.

Reserved seats under the Pavilion are sold out, however tickets for Lawn Seating are still available! Scroll down for more details about lawn seating. Purchase online by clicking the “Buy Tickets” button or calling 415.865.2000, Mon – Fri from 10am to 4pm. The Pavilion box office will open for on-site sales on Saturday, July 7 from 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, July 8 from 10am until the performance begins at 6pm Pacific Standard Time. 

Please note: Tickets purchased online will be held at the Pavillion will call.

Hotel packages

For only $369 per couple, you can enjoy one night at the beautiful Sun Valley Resort, the official lodging sponsor of SF Ballet, plus a thrilling performance by San Francisco Ballet. (Additional accommodations available for $169 per night.) Summer in Sun Valley provides an unforgettable experience, with hiking, swimming, fly-fishing, horseback riding, and golf, plus experience the world-famous Sun Valley Summer Ice Show under the stars. For information on hotel packages, please call 800.786.8259.


7 for Eight
Choreography:  Helgi Tomasson


Pas de deux from In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Choreography:  William Forsythe

20-minute intermission

Pas de deux from The Dance House
Choreography:  David Bintley

Choreography:  Hans van Manen

Pas de deux from After the Rain
Choreography:  Christopher Wheeldon

Pas de deux from Don Quixote, Act III
Choreography:  after Alexander Gorsky and Marius Petipa

Program subject to change.

SUN VALLEY PAVILIONsun valley pavillion

The Sun Valley Pavilion is one of the most beautiful outdoor performance venues in the world. The Idaho sky and mountains inspired the 1,600-seat structure built in 2008.  The surrounding landscape is sculpted into an undulating park gently elevated like a natural amphitheatre that features lawn seating for another 2,500 guests who can enjoy the performance projected onto a large outdoor screen.

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View the Sun Valley Pavilion seating chart

Lawn Seating

Guests sitting on the lawn will enjoy a large-scale LED screen and sound amplification. Advance tickets for lawn seats may be purchased online and by phone. Tickets will also be available for purchase in person at the Pavilion on June 8 starting at 10am.* Lawn ticket holders may reserve their spaces on the lawn with blankets and low profile chairs beginning at 10am. Seating for the performance begins at 5:30pm.

Arrive early for best parking and lawn seating locations. As a courtesy to your fellow audience members, we ask that you bring only low profile lawn chairs.  Please encourage your children to be considerate of those around them and to the performers on stage. Food and beverages will be available for purchase or you may bring your own picnic. Portable lavatories and trash receptacles are also available for your use on the lawn.

*Please note: Advance sales by phone, Mon – Fri, 10 am – 4 pm, and online at Pavilion box office will open for on-site sales on Saturday, July 7 from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday, July 8 from 10 am – first intermission.

Performance Sponsorships Available

Individual sponsor packages which include tickets and other special donor benefits are available for gifts of $2,500 - $25,000. For more information contact Laura Drake at or 208.721.3362.

This visit by the San Francisco Ballet to the Sun Valley Pavilion is made possible by the generous donations of the performance sponsors. In the event that proceeds from these donations, together with ticket sales, exceed the costs of this performance, the excess will be donated to Wood River Valley arts organizations and recognized charities that have assisted in making this special evening possible.


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For additional questions call Ticket Services.

415 865 2000

Monday – Friday
10am – 4pm

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