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San Francisco Ballet

401 Van Ness Ave, (between McAllister and Fell Sts), San Francisco, CA 94102-4522
+1 415-703-9400
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Wonderful mom and daughter date

We had a wonderful time, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We saw 3 ballets and liked each one for... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
Dustie U
Hmm. Not great

This year’s Nutcracker was beautifully staged. The principal dancers were impressive but the corps... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2017
J G
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San Francisco, California
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Experience wonderful ballet performances from October through May.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“opera house” (11 reviews)
“swan lake” (5 reviews)
“balcony seats” (3 reviews)
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401 Van Ness Ave, (between McAllister and Fell Sts), San Francisco, CA 94102-4522
Civic Center
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

We had a wonderful time, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We saw 3 ballets and liked each one for different reasons. We were transferred to another time. I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

This year’s Nutcracker was beautifully staged. The principal dancers were impressive but the corps de ballet seemed ragged and not well rehearsed. The truly unacceptable thing was the audience, who applauded almost every sequence, often drowning out the music. Horrible behavior.

Thank J G
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Reviewed May 1, 2017

To experience the SF Ballet is to be transported into a world of grace, beauty and perfection. Swan Lake was exquisitely performed and very powerful emotionally. Cinderella was charming and whimsical - beautifully done. Big cheers to Christopher Wheeldon, the choreographer and a most-amazing orchestra....More

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

One of America's great ballet companies, always good professional performances. Unfortunately the opera house theater does not have comfortable seating.

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Reviewed April 7, 2017

Swan Lake was the best production I have seen! The dancing, sets, music, everything was Amazing. I so loved the entire night. I was expecting great but the San Francisco Ballet gave us Excellent, Excellent and beyond Excellence. The dancers are amazing. The costumes and...More

Thank Eisa B
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Reviewed January 8, 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...More

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Reviewed January 3, 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...More

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Reviewed December 30, 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...More

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Reviewed December 29, 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...More

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Reviewed August 23, 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.

Thank Peggy G
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Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
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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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