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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
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Experience wonderful ballet performances from October through May.

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The Nutcracker--great holiday outing

We were delighted to attend the Nutcracker with someone who has gone yearly for the past 6 years. She and we were impressed as always with the remarkably talented performers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 7, 2017
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We were delighted to attend the Nutcracker with someone who has gone yearly for the past 6 years. She and we were impressed as always with the remarkably talented performers, especially the principal dancers. We also enjoyed some of the creative touches such as the "horses" that pulled the sleigh (dancers with horses heads). The theater is grand and lavishly... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

I took my 7 year old daughter for her first time to see the Nutcracker with the San Francisco ballet. It was held in the War Memorial Opera house which was so beautiful. I cannot put into words the magic that this year's production of the Nutcracker created for us. It was wonderful and spectacular. I am still smiling a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Loved the Nutcracker! The special effects/scenery were first-class, and of course the music and choreography was amazing. We were in balcony seats fairly high but could see just fine. The War Memorial Opera House itself is gorgeous and elegant, and right away puts you in the "festive" mood for attending the ballet.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

The principles are perfection. The orchestra is amazing. The company is superb and the artistry and scenery are like none other. We had two perfect seats in the Dress Circle and were able to see the orchestra and the stage perfectly. The website shows perspectives from earth section, which is useful. We bought seats when we arrived in SF. Love... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I have season subscription tickets to the ballet as they are truly worth it. Imaginative programming, mixing old and new works. Great dance corps that continues to reach new heights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

The Onegin performance was theatrical compared to most ballet performances. I enjoyed the story line, costumes, and my favorite part of the performance was one of the characters/dancers "dream" performance. Overall beautiful performance and a must see since this is not a typical ballet performance! The ballet in general is a bit expensive and the seats are small and very... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

We celebrated my wife's birthday by heading to SF for a matinee show and early dinner with a couple of friends. We chose the upper balcony for a matinee, since tickets were inexpensive and we could everyone seats together. The view from the upper balcony was only ok, but it did allow you a unique point of view to appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

My friend got us tickets to see Swan Lake. The SF Ballet did a fantastic job with it. Also the Opera House is such a beautiful place to see. It was a wonderful evening.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Civic Center is the seat of power for all things government and performance-related in the city. Although its streets are best walked during daytime, numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz center offer year round entertainment within the shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold tipped dome of City Hall.
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