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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 #15 of 375 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We have been subscribers off and on over the last 18 years. The only times we have not subscribed have been when our financial situation did not allow it. This is a world class ballet company that puts on world class performances. The Nutcracker is a SF tradition and our children have grown up seeing it nearly every year.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Not only is it great ballet, but in the historic San Francisco Opera House, retrofitted for earthquake safety about 30 years ago. A very enjoyable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Every time we have gone to the San Francisco Ballet we have had so much fun. The beautiful costumes, the venue, which normally we combine with a memorable meal before or after, depending of the timing. Coordinating timing is very important as it is hard to predict how long it may take for us driving from the Peninsula. Parking is... More

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San Francisco, California
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This troupe is about as good as it gets in terms of dancing, creativity of the choreography, and the orchestra. We are season ticket holders, and we are never disappointed.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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