San Francisco Ballet NutcrackerSan Francisco Ballet Nutcracker

The Harvard, University of Chicago, and Columbia alumni clubs celebrate a gala 75th Anniversary performance of San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker this holiday season.

Performance Date: Sunday, December 15 at 7 pm

Christmas Eve 1944, the SF Ballet performed the American premiere of Nutcracker. We reserved fabulous seats in the Dress Circle at a special group discount with “Passport Performance” extras. A Sugar Plum Fairy world of holiday magic awaits inside the resplendent Opera House in a wonderland of supersized candy, teddy bears, toy soldiers and such things that are usually visible only to young people nodding off to sleep. Our Passport Performance goodies include a keepsake “Passport” to be stamped with mementos of your Nutcracker festivities, a plush toy for the first 500 children arriving (doors open 6 p.m.), lobby photo ops with costumed Nutcracker characters 6-6:30 p.m., craft activities and complimentary sweet treats and beverages at Intermission.

Join us early, 6-6:45 p.m. at our no-host Meet & Greet in 3rd floor Cafe Express, Dress Circle Lounge near our Dress Circle seats. Café Express offers light dinner fare including, sandwiches, salads, desserts, champagne and soft drinks. We must be in our seats by 6:50.

Act fast to purchase your tickets through the custom web page SF Ballet created for our alumni group. Sales close November 1. We reserved a limited number of Premium Dress Circle Center Front seats at $139 with no discount; however, these seats are not available to the general public until September 17, so our alumni reservation offers the earliest option to buy these seats. We have more great seats at our 20% group discount in the Dress Circle Center ($104) and Dress Circle Front ($80). Note: “on demand pricing” may increase ticket price after September 30 but the 20% group discount still applies. Please access our custom web page at:

Our custom web page provides purchase procedure instructions, a picture of the Dress Circle Lounge site of our Meet & Greet and a link to “Plan Your Visit” with public transportation and parking lot information.

The Ballet will mail your tickets to you. Street parking is available, but the easiest parking option is the Performing Arts Garage on Grove St. between Franklin and Gough (415) 227-0114. Please address questions to co-hosts Elaine Black (Harvard and U of Chicago), or Volker Kuebler (U of Chicago), or Jennifer Fong (Columbia)