San Francisco Nutcracker – 2023 Holiday Performance

Swoon-worthy sets, a timeless musical score, and unparalleled choreography. San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker continues to take festive audiences into a magical world year after year!

Join Clara on her fun, magical Christmas journey through the Land of the Snow where she will meet the dashing Prince, dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy, and battle the Mouse King. The Nutcracker San Francisco show is a Bay Area tradition that will take your breath away the second it starts.

Follow along to discover all the surprises at the San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker.

San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker Tickets

The price of the Nutcracker tickets San Francisco varies per date and seat location. Admission ranges from $25 to $575. If you’re a valued SF Ballet Subscriber or Member, you’re in for a special treat. Enjoy exclusive savings when you enter your unique Nutcracker San Francisco promo code at checkout. Click here to purchase.

Note: Children 3 years old and under, or lap-sitting and standing are not allowed.

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San Francisco Nutcracker Performances

School-Time Performances For K-12 Schools

When: December 14 to December 19, 2023, 11 AM

The Nutcracker Ballet San Francisco invites students to join a thrilling adventure into the world of live dance and music. With their spellbinding choreography, emotive music, and breathtaking production design, the ballet performance introduces young audiences to the power of performing arts. Recommended for viewers ages 13-17. The K-12 school groups from Bay Area public schools can enjoy an unforgettable show for only $20. Secure your seats by placing an order for a minimum of 25 tickets.

Nutcracker Benefit Luncheon: Land Of Dreams

When: December 16, 2023

Dive into a day of enchantment as your family discovers the Nutcracker wonderland within Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall. Savor a mouthwatering lunch, indulge in sweet treats, and engage in imaginative activities. Nutcracker characters and extraordinary surprises make this experience truly memorable. After a delicious lunch and sweet treats, guests get to enjoy exciting crafts and activities, meet the beloved San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker cast, and anticipate extra special surprises included with your San Francisco Ballet tickets.

Nutcracker Sensory-Friendly Performance

When: December 30, 2023

Delight in the holiday spirit as you attend a full-length performance that prioritizes inclusivity. This event is carefully crafted for individuals with diverse physical and cognitive abilities, offering a comfortable and secure environment to enjoy the holiday tradition. This performance of Nutcracker aims to offer an inviting experience for individuals with autism, sensitivities, sensory input disorders, or other developmental, cognitive, and physical disabilities as well as their families, caretakers, and friends. The house lights will be on with a soft glow throughout the show. Any loud sounds and startling moments have been artfully adapted to enhance your theatrical experience.

San Francisco Nutcracker 2023 Date and Details

Wondering how long is the Nutcracker Magical Christmas Ballet performance in San Francisco? The show lasts for two hours with one 20-minute intermission. This event runs from December 13, 2023, through December 30, 2023.

San Francisco Nutcracker Venue

Located at War Memorial Opera House 301 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco CA 94102, United States.

Experience San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker

With over 150 dancers and ballet company performers, stunning costumes, as well as Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, The Nutcracker San Francisco Ballet brings the holiday classic tale to life. Plus, it will be in the hands of choreographer Helgi Tomasson, so be ready for a Tomasson s Nutcracker version that sparks your imagination.

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Be swept away by the graceful dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and beautiful sets as you share in Clara’s enchanting quest to winter wonderland on Christmas Eve. Throw a gigantic Christmas tree, a handsome Prince, and an unmatched dance routine into the mix, and you get an extraordinary holiday experience that you’ll surely remember for life.

Eager to delve deeper and feel the enchanting magic of the show? See the San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson s Nutcracker Erik Tomasson’ s stunning photos and enjoy the production’s beauty up close.

From December 13 30, mark your calendars for a spectacular Nutcracker production that promises to be a true delight. So, grab your Nutcracker Ballet San Francisco tickets now and experience the magic, creativity, and bravery with the entire family at this Bay Area tradition.


Start Date:

December 13, 2023

End Date:

December 30, 2023


War Memorial Opera House

301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States


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