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  • San Francisco Ballet - The Nutcracker

    Dec 12 - 29, 2018

  • Shen Yun Performing Arts

    Dec 31, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

  • San Francisco Ballet - Don Quixote

    Jan 26, 2019

  • San Francisco Ballet - Program 3

    Feb 16, 2019

  • San Francisco Ballet - Program 2

    Feb 23, 2019

San Francisco Ballet - The Nutcracker Poster

San Francisco Ballet - The Nutcracker

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December 12 - 29, 2018

San Francisco Ballet's sparkling production of Nutcracker has introduced audiences of all ages to the magnificent world of ballet. This holiday season, experience the beauty and athleticism of SF Ballet's international cast of world-class dancers in Nutcracker, a San Francisco tradition since 1944.

Shen Yun Performing Arts Poster

Shen Yun Performing Arts

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December 31, 2018 - January 6, 2019

A glorious celebration of five thousand years of Chinese culture, Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music, integrating technique and influence from both East and West. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from an ancient feudal period of time.

San Francisco Ballet - Don Quixote Poster

San Francisco Ballet - Don Quixote

January 26, 2019

San Francisco's 2012 Production of Don Quixote was widely hailed as adding a ravishing new splendor to the potentially fusty work, and now it's back for 2019. This Helgi Thomas and Yuri Possokhov staging features costumes by Tony Award-winning designer Martin Pakledinaz and lighting James F. Ingalls, creating a vibrant portrait of Spanish love and desire.

San Francisco Ballet - Program 3 Poster

San Francisco Ballet - Program 3

February 16, 2019

San Francisco Ballet's groundbreaking 2019 repertory season continues with Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson's dynamic ensemble work The Fifth Season, up and coming British choreographer Cathy Marston's brand new piece Snowblind and Danish ballet master Harald Lander's blissful ode to the joy of dance Etudes.

San Francisco Ballet - Program 2 Poster

San Francisco Ballet - Program 2

February 23, 2019

Program 2 of the San Francisco Ballet's 2019 repertory season features an exciting program of boundary-pushing dance, marrying the music of Mozart and the choreography of Balanchine in the resplendent Divertimento No. 15, as well as showcasing a dynamic new work by French choreographer Benjamin Millepied and David Dawson's exploration of the extremes of physical dance Anima Animus.

War Memorial Opera House

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301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

  • Year opened: 1932
  • Capacity: 3346
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

The War Memorial Opera House was built and opened in 1932, providing a home for the San Francisco Ballet from its earliest days and was at the time, the largest and most technologically advanced in the United States. The venue underwent a huge renovation following the cataclysmic 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and now boasts a modern yet luxurious interior, with disability access and various bars and booths for patrons to use during intermissions, making it both a local and international landmark in the world of theater.

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