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Address: 401 Van Ness Ave, (between McAllister and Fell Sts), San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: +1 415-703-9400

Experience wonderful ballet performances from October through May.

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First Class Ballet

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 22, 2016
Peggy G
San Francisco, California
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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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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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