San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker

War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue, Civic Center

Ticket price: $88.00.

Sunday, December 11, 2016
6 to 6:45 PM Meet and Greet
7 PM Performance

The Harvard and University of Chicago Clubs once again celebrate a gala performance of San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker this holiday season. We reserved fabulous seats in the Premium Dress Circle at a special group discount with Family Night extras. A Sugar Plum Fairy world of holiday magic awaits inside the resplendent Opera House in a wonderland of supersized candy, teddy bears, toy solders and such things that are usually visible only to young people nodding off to sleep. Our Family Night includes a gift for the first 500 children arriving, photo ops with Nutcracker characters one hour before the 7 p.m. performance and milk and cookies at Intermission.

Join us early at our 6 – 6:45 PM at our Meet and Greet in third floor Café Express area near our Premium Dress Circle seating. Café Express offers light dinner fare including for sandwiches, salads, desserts, champagne and soft drinks. We must be in our seats by 6:50 PM.

Act fast to purchase your tickets through the custom weblink San Francisco Ballet created for our alumni group. Please access the website at

In the “Welcome Harvard and University of Chicago alumni” page, select “Buy Tickets.”

Then, in the message box that appears, enter our promo code “UOCHARV” and click “Apply Promo Code. The next message box prompts “Select Your Own Seats” in the left side.  Below that prompt click “Get Started.” In the next page (seating chart), mouse /roll over the dark grey area and the number of available seats in our Premium Dress Circle area appear.  Click on the grey/red seating area and our individual reserved seats appear.  Click on your desired seats and the seat numbers appear and you are ready to check-out. 

Sales close November 1. Due to demand-pricing, the price for our seats may increase after September 15. The Ballet will mail your tickets to you. When you purchase your tickets, please e-mail Elaine, the event planner at, providing your name, university affiliation, e-mail and phone contact information so that our alumni clubs can reach you with any updates.


Street parking is available but the easiest parking option is the Performing Arts Garage on Grove St. between Franklin and Gough ($15 all evening). Visit Your Visit/Directions & Parking for driving, public transit and parking info.

Contact event planner Elaine Black regarding any questions at or (415) 389-9043