Bay Area Nutcrackers 2021

2021 Bay Area Nutcracker

Our Annual Guide to Nutcracker performances in the San Francisco Bay area.

There will be over 175 performances in the Bay area this year!  Nutcracker Weekend will be December 10-12, 2021 with December 17-19, 2021 being a close second.  These weekends will have the most number of performances.

Oakland Ballet's Nutcracker, December 18 -19, 2021.
Oakland Ballet’s Nutcracker, December 18 -19, 2021   Get Tickets Now

Some Special Shows for Families:

Even though the Nutcracker is considered a family event, there are some very special performances scheduled this year.  A more complete list is included below (Specialty Performances), but there are several that should be mentioned because they stand out from the rest.

  • Rachel’s Nutcracker, Dec. 10 -11, 2021 is Free (but reservations are required).
  • Sensory Friendly Nutcracker by Pacific Ballet, Nov. 28, 2021.
  • 15-minute performances by San Jose Dance Theatre at Valley Fair on Dec 4, 2021.

~~~~~~~ East Bay ~~~~~~~~
Black Diamond Ballet Theatre
Antioch
Dec. 10 – 12, 2021
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Ballet Petit
Hayward
Dec. 4 – 12, 2021
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California Academy of Performing Arts
Moraga
Dec. 2 – 12, 2021
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Oakland Ballet
Oakland
Dec.18 – 12, 2021
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Rachel’s Ballet
Oakland
Dec. 10 -11, 2021
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Orinda Ballet Academy
Orinda
Dec.10 – 12, 2021
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Contra Costa Ballet
Walnut Creek
Nov. 26 – 29, 2021
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~~~~~~~ North Bay ~~~~~~~~
Stapleton Ballet
San Rafael
Dec. 4-5, 2021
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Marin Conservatory of Dance
San Rafael
Dec 18, 2021
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~~~~~~~ PENINSULA  ~~~~~~~~
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Menlo Park
Dec. 11 – 12, 2021
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Ballet America
Redwood City
Dec. 4 -5, 2021
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Peninsula Ballet Theatre
Redwood City
Dec. 18 – 19, 2021
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Westlake School
San Mateo
Dec.11 – 12, 2021
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~~~~~~~ SAN FRANCISCO ~~~~~~~~
San Francisco Youth Ballet
San Francisco
Dec. 4 – 5, 2021
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City Ballet School San Francisco
San Francisco
Dec 11 -12, 2021
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San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco
Dec.10 – 27, 2021
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~~~~~~~ SANTA CRUZ ~~~~~~~~
Santa Cruz City Ballet
Aptos
Dec 18-19, 2021
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Santa Cruz Ballet Theater
Santa Cruz
Dec 18-19, 2021
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~~~~~~~ SOUTH BAY ~~~~~~~~
Pacific Ballet
Mountain View
Nov.26 – 28, 2021
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Western Ballet
Mountain View
Dec.10 – 12, 2021
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(Stanford) Cardinal Ballet Company
Palo Alto
Dec 4, 2021
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Bay Ballet Academy
San Jose
Nov 26 – 27, 2021
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New Ballet
San Jose
Dec.18 – 22, 2021
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San Jose Dance Theatre
San Jose
Dec.10 – 19, 2021
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Los Gatos Ballet
Saratoga
Dec.17 – 19, 2021
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~~~~ SPECIALTY PERFORMANCES ~~~~
Sensory Friendly Nutcracker by Pacific Ballet
Mountain View
Nov. 28, 2021
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Nutcracker Family Workshop by SF Ballet
Online/Zoom
Dec. 11 & 18, 2021 More Info
Hip-Hop Nutcracker
Redwood City
Dec. 17 – 18, 2021
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My Very First Nutcracker by New Ballet
San Jose
Dec. 18 – 22, 2021
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Nutcracker Pinata by Ballet Folklorico Mexico Danza
San Leandro
Nov. 27 – 28, 2021
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Nutcracker Sweet by Peninsula Ballet
San Mateo
Dec. 4 – 12, 2021
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Nutcracker Sweets by
Mark Foehringer Dance Project | SF
San Francisco
Dec.4 – 19, 2021
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Nutcracker with Orchestra and Puppets by
SF Chamber Orchestra
San Francisco
Nov.27 – 28, 2021
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Once Upon a Nutcracker by
San Jose Dance Theatre
San Jose
Dec.17 – 17, 2021
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