Sales Closed - San Francisco Ballet Presents Nutcracker

Join your fellow UChicago alums, their family and friends, as well as alums from Harvard and Columbia for this popular annual event.

The University of Chicago Bay Area Alumni Club, along with Harvard and Columbia, will again celebrate a gala 75th anniversary performance of San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker this holiday season. 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 at 6 p.m.), lobby photo ops with costumed Nutcracker characters from 6 - 6:30 p.m., craft activities, and complimentary sweet treats and beverages at Intermission.

Join us early, from 6 - 6:45 p.m. at our self-host Meet and Greet in the 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. Note: We must be in our seats by 6:50 p.m.

Act fast to purchase your tickets through the custom website created for our alumni group.


  • 6 - 6:45 p.m., Meet and Greet (3rd Fl. Café Express, Opera House)
  • 6:50 p.m., Seated
  • 7 p.m., Performance


Street parking is available, but the easiest parking option is the Performing Arts Garage on Grove St. between Franklin and Gough ($20 all evening). Click here for driving, public transit, and parking information.


Event Information

$139/person; $104/person; $80/person (depending upon seat selection)

Sales closed November 1, end of business day.


2 days away
6:00PM - 10:00PM Sun 15 Dec 2019 ( Timezone: Pacific )


War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA

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Event Contacts
Elaine Black, AB'71

Volker Kuebler, MBA'06