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San Francisco Ballet

Address: 401 Van Ness Ave, (between McAllister and Fell Sts), San Francisco, CA 94102 (Civic Center)
Phone Number: 415-703-9400
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Ranked #33 of 716 things to do in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ballets, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Experience wonderful ballet performances from October through May.
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Type: Ballets, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Experience wonderful ballet performances from October through May.

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Santa Cruz, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

First time at the ballet and it was spectacular! We purchased tickets for the Christmas performance of the Nutcracker and we were mesmerized. Beautiful story!

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Sydney, Australia
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The venue was good, but not great, with the seats bring very narrow. However, the ballet was superbly executed.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Probably one of the best places in the usa to watch a ballet performance. Classic ballet with tech stuff added. No negative comments. If you like ballet, this is a must while in San Fran. (it is on Van Ness ave.)

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Astoria, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

After seeing the Nutcracker in NY and Chicago with the Balanchine choreography, this altogether new version was a delight. Of course, the story was the same but the interpretation differed a several ways. The main draw back was the falling snow that was obviously slippery. Two dancers fell right down and the rest were clearly struggling.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

First of all, I have to offer the disclaimer that this review comes from a ballet snob, as I have been raised watching the Mariinsky Theater and the Bolshoj Theater performances. But even with this said, I feel that the Washington Ballet's and NYCB's performances are stronger and more complex when it comes to choreography. I found SFB's choreography to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Loved this Ballet ! Surprise present at Christmas - such a special show and a must for all. The building is really beautiful and you fell close to the stage and orchestra

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