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San Francisco Ballet

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Address: 401 Van Ness Ave, (between McAllister and Fell Sts), San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: 415-703-9400
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Experience wonderful ballet performances from October through May.

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The exclamation point to a night out !

A fantastic SF version of the Nutcraker. We had seats really high up on the center balcony, but there were no issues seeing anything on stage. The show was amazing, we hope to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Steven B
Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

A fantastic SF version of the Nutcraker. We had seats really high up on the center balcony, but there were no issues seeing anything on stage. The show was amazing, we hope to come again!

Thank Steven B
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This is the first time I've seen a nutcracker other than the Mark Morris version when I didn't think, why am I doing this Again? SF Ballet has been getting better and better for the past 10 years and It's hard to imagine, certainly of the men, the troupe getting any better. Wonderful hall.

Thank Judith P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We try to go to SF Ballet when we are in town. The Nutcracker is a must see. This time we saw Romeo and Juliet and splurged for 2nd row orchestra. Great seats and able to order without a season ticket. The Opera House is spectacular and worth taking the time to see.

1 Thank Lovingtovisit
san marcos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We saw Don Quixote and were blown away by the best performance we have seen. They do a lot of "modern" ballet which is not my cup of tea...but the traditional dances are must sees in my book. Recommend dining at the buffet before the performance...they can set up your table for desert and appertifs during intermission. Dash for the... More 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

An avid ballet lover, I did not have plans to attend the SF ballet on my quick weekend trip, until I saw the posters for Don Quixote. My husband and I called and were able to get tickets for a Saturday night in March. This was a highlight of my trip! The Opera House was a beautiful setting for this... More 

2 Thank kjbms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

The auditorium at the War Memorial Opera House is beautiful. I sat in the dress circle for a performance of "Dances at s Gathering" and "Hummingbird." Highly recommended for fans of ballet.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A must see...I recommend Box Seating. It isn't that much money given the experience and the show is incredible.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

SFB School year end performance. Amazing talent for such young dancers! Cannot wait to see the SFB itself

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Waltham, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The theater is a beautiful place to visit; the company has excellent dancers, both principal and corps, and there is more snow on the stage than you will see in your backyard in the average winter in Maryland. We had all the Christmas-spirit experience we hoped for.

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San Francisco
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I am a ballet lover and I have seen ballet companies perform all over the world. We are fortunate to have such an excellent ballet company in San Francisco. I have had season tickets now for many years. The range is great. Helgi Tomasson, the artistic director, has created a company with wonderful dancers from all over the world. We... More 

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