The quintessential holiday classic, Nutcracker is THE traditional holiday show in the USA . Did you know that its first performance in the United States was right here in San Francisco in 1944? Since then it’s been the most performed ballet in the country.

The ballet about Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the valiant Nutcracker Prince is a beloved American holiday tradition. Sometimes, a gift isn’t just a gift.Nutcracker_SFB_MerciSF 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.

This San Francisco  version of Nutcracker was created in 2004 by San Francisco Ballet’s former Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson and features 150 dancers, with quite a few from the renowned San Francisco Ballet School.   Be sure to not miss out on the must-see show of the holiday season, grab your tickets today or gift them for the Holidays!


Dates: From December 13 to December 27, 2022
Hours: various hours available 2 pm or 7 pm.
Address: War Memorial Opera House 301 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco
Get tickets, click here (from 3 years old+)
Note that special performances have been implemented for younger children or neurodiverse audiences of all ages and abilities to experience the magic of Nutcracker

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