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NUTCRACKER

NUTCRACKER

San Francisco Ballet presents Nutcracker

Sometimes, a gift isn’t just a gift. It’s a key to a new world. A young heroine. A Nutcracker-turned-prince. The small but mighty army of mice. The beautiful conclusion of a sugar plum celebration. It’s a story so good, it bears retelling again and again.

All the characters you know, and love are back for another thrilling performance of San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker. Enjoy exquisite dancing, stunning sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live by the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Orchestra.

Don’t miss out on the must-see show of the holiday season. Grab your tickets and reserve the edge of your seat today.

December 8–27, 2022

COMPOSER

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

CHOREOGRAPHER

Helgi Tomasson

Runtime: 2 hours with one intermission.

To maintain an enjoyable experience for all patrons, children should stay in their own seats, and remain quiet during the performance.
The show is recommended for ages 5+, and children under age 3, lap-sitting, and standing are not allowed.

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Special pricing for select shows
12/8-9, 12/13-15, 12/26-27

Know Your Nutcracker

Explore the world of San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker with our digital library of stories, stats, and facts about America's first full-length production.

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