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San Francisco Ballet

401 Van Ness Ave, (between McAllister and Fell Sts), San Francisco, CA 94102 (Civic Center)
415-703-9400
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Ranked #20 of 374 attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ballets
Traveler Description: The San Francisco Ballet is the oldest classical ballet company in the country.  As a result, they are the first U.S. ballet company to perform... more »
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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Long time season holder. This is world class period. If you have the chance, see a performance. You will not be disappointed. The staging is always beautiful, and the dancers exceptional.

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Eu, France
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I went to the San Francisco ballet in Paris, at the theatre du Chatelet. Very beautiful building with amazing view from the Diaghilev ball room over the Seine River and the old medieval palais de justice on Ile de la cite. The San Francisco ballet is present in Paris for a short period and I enjoyed an amazing representation with... More

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

a family tradition. The ballet is always a spectacular visit and they never disappoint! THe stage props are fantastic!

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Sunnyvale, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I used to have season tickets to SF Ballet a few years ago and their performances were nearly always good or excellent. Then I stopped attending for a few years. I renewed this past year (2014) Two performances were awful and one was excellent. The music and acoustics are quite good. We ought to support the arts but SF Ballet... More

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I've seen many ballet companies and San Francisco's really stands out for the quality of dancing, variety of programming and their orchestra. I would definitely recommend going to a performance to anyone visiting San Francisco during the season (December Nutcracker and then Jan-May) or any locals who are at all interested in dance or music. The programs range from very... More

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We always look forward to the new season of SF Ballet. A variety of programs for every taste, some amazing dancers and of course the beautiful SF Opera house. Principal soloist Yuan Yuan Tan is a world class ballerina and always a joy to watch!

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The 2014 season of the San Francisco Ballet was excellent and shows a company at the top of its game! Its international acclaim is well deserved!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I typically travel to San Francisco every Christmas Season to shop and see a show. Every year that I have attended the Nutcracker Performance by the San Francisco Ballet has been amazing. In December 2012, I attended with my friends and two small children. It was their first ballet and it was a magical experience for the children and the... More

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California, Maryland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
20 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you're new to ballet, try a program that offers a medley of several different pieces, by different composers and choreographers. You're guaranteed to love at least one piece. Even if you're on a budget, seats are usually available for less than the price of a movie ticket. Tourists don't need to worry about bringing a long gown; a regular... More

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San Francisco, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I had never been to the ballet until this year. I'm glad I chose the San Francisco Ballet as my first. I was lucky enough to see the last program of the season and was completely blown away. All three segments were exceptional. It's great to see so many parts coming together to make a beautiful experience. The music, costumes,... More

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