Bay Area Nutcrackers 2022

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 17 – 18, 2022 with December 10-11, 2021 being a close second.  These weekends will have the most number of performances.

Oakland Ballet's Nutcracker, December 17-18, 2022.
Oakland Ballet’s Nutcracker, December 17-18, 2022 Get Tickets Now
Ballet Co/School | City Dates Get Tix
~~~~~~East Bay ~~~~~~
Alameda Civic Ballet | Castro Valley Dec 3-4, 2022 Alameda Civic Ballet
Berkeley City Ballet | Fremont Dec 17-18, 2022 Berkeley City Ballet
Ballet Petit | Hayward Dec 3, 2022 Ballet Petit
Valley Dance Theatre | Livermore Dec 10-11, 16-18, 2022 Valley Dance Theatre
California Academy Of Performing Arts | Moraga Dec 1-4, 2022 California Academy Of Performing Arts
Oakland Ballet School | Oakland Dec 17-18, 2022 Oakland Ballet School
Rachel’s Ballet | Oakland Dec 9-10, 2022 Rachel’s Ballet
Berkeley Ballet Theater | Oakland Nov 18-20, 2022 Berkeley Ballet Theater
Oakland Ballet | Oakland Dec 17-18, 2022 Oakland Ballet
Orinda Ballet Academy | Orinda Dec 9-11, 2022 Orinda Ballet Academy
Black Diamond Ballet Theatre | Pittsburg Dec 10-11, 16-18, 2022 Black Diamond Ballet Theatre
Ballet Folklorico Mexico Danza | San Leandro Nov 26-27, 2022 Ballet Folklorico Mexico Danza
Contra Costa Ballet Company | Walnut Creek Nov 25-27, 2022 Contra Costa Ballet Company
~~~~~~North Bay ~~~~~~
Marin Ballet | San Rafael Dec 10-11, 2022 Marin Ballet
Stapleton Ballet | San Rafael Dec 17-18, 2022 Stapleton Ballet
~~~~~~Peninsula ~~~~~~
Ramon Moreno School | Redwood City Dec 10-11, 2022 Ramon Moreno School
PBT Hip Hop Nutcracker | Redwood City Dec 17-18, 2022 PBT Hip Hop Nutcracker
Ballet America | Redwood City Dec 2-4, 2022 Ballet America
Peninsula Ballet Theatre | Redwood City Dec 16-17, 2022 Peninsula Ballet Theatre
Westlake School | San Mateo Dec 11, 2022 Westlake School
PBT Nutcracker Sweet | San Mateo Dec 16-17, 2022 PBT Nutcracker Sweet
~~~~~~San Francisco ~~~~~~
City Ballet School | San Francisco Dec 10-11, 2022 City Ballet School
San Francisco Youth Ballet | San Francisco Dec 3-4, 2022 San Francisco Youth Ballet
Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF | San Francisco Dec 3-18, 2022 San Francisco Youth Ballet
San Francisco Ballet | San Francisco Dec 8-27, 2022 San Francisco Ballet
~~~~~~Santa Cruz ~~~~~~
Santa Cruz City Ballet | Aptos Dec 17-18, 20-22, 2022 Santa Cruz City Ballet
Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre | Santa Cruz Dec 10-11, 2022 Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre
~~~~~~South Bay ~~~~~~
Ballet Academy of Silicon Valley | Morgan Hill Dec 2-3, 2022 Ballet Academy of Silicon Valley
Western Ballet | Mountain View Dec 9-11, 2022 Western Ballet
Pacific Ballet | Mountain View Nov 25-27, 2022 Pacific Ballet
Bay Ballet Academy | San Jose Dec 16-17, 2022 Bay Ballet Academy
The New Ballet | San Jose Dec 16-18, 2022 The New Ballet
San Jose Dance Theatre | San Jose Dec 9-18, 2022 San Jose Dance Theatre
Los Gatos Ballet | Saratoga Dec 20-22, 2022 Los Gatos Ballet
Cardinal Ballet Company | Stanford Dec 10, 2022 Cardinal Ballet Company
Ballet Co/School | City Dates Get Tix

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.

  • Sensory Friendly Nutcracker by Pacific Ballet, Nov. 27, 2022 [LINK]
  • My Very First Nutcracker by San Jose New Ballet Dec 18, 2022 [LINK]
  • Sensory Friendly Nutcracker by Black Diamond Ballet, Dec 17, 2022 [LINK] 
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