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San Francisco Ballet

401 Van Ness Ave, (between McAllister and Fell Sts), San Francisco, CA 94102 (Civic Center)
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Ranked #24 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of best ballet company in the world in a world class opera house. Cheap sets are usually available the day of the show. If your on a budget they have standing room seating which can lead to filling in empty seating in the second act, If it's christmas time the Nutcreaker is fun for the whole family and is... More

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San Francisco
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are in town and can get tickets, go to the SF Ballet no matter what they are putting on. Over the past several years its stature has grown and it's now ranked among the top companies in the world. The repertory ranges from traditional to cutting edge. The dancers and the musicians are terrific and the staging, lighting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We saw performance that was three pieces: Maelstrom, Caprice, & The Rite of Spring. All three were absolutely beautiful, performed with a aesthetic balance of athleticism and grace. At times, the dancers were so emotive that all you could see was the story they told through their dance. Also, the War Memorial Opera House where they performed was an impressively... More

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Grass Valley, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The ballet was fabulous, we preordered drinks for the intermission and avoided all the lines, it was absolutely a perfect evening!

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Malibu, California, United States
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199 reviews 199 reviews
90 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Have been enjoying the SF Ballet from many years both in SF and when the visited NYC or Los Angeles. One of America's great ballet companies. Consistently high standards.

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Fortaleza, CE
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29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I've got the tickets to see the Nutcracker as a Christmas gift. Mind blowing! We'd love to see the others shows.

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Redondo Beach, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Fantastic performance. I travel to SF for the ballet because not only are they an outstanding ballet company, but having a live orchestra is a must and the SF Ballet orchestra is a joy to hear. The whole company did an excellent job that night from the principals to the corp. Can't wait to go back on February 26th and... More

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San Francisco, CA
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96 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is a great company, and it just doesn't get the shine that it deserves. I am always amazed how when the spotlight is on, all these folks show up and grab it, yet fail to fully share in their good fortune with the jewel of a dance troupe. Tant pis. Buy yourself a ticket, come see artists at work,... More

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I go to see this Nutcracker production every other year. This is the best production of Nutcracker we have seen. The dancers are beautiful, the costumes are very fine and the orchestra is amazing. You can also attend the Family show, where kids get cookies and juice during intermission. Kids also have the opportunity to take pics with the cast... More

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I'm a sports fan, baseball, basketball, football. We wanted something special for Christmas Eve and because not much else was available and the strong urging by my wife we chose the Nutcracker performed by the San Francisco Ballet. It turned out to be an amazing, magnificent, awesome, beautiful experience. The ballet troop, the orchestra, the costumes, the theater, it has... More

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