Family Ballet Saturdays

Family Ballet Saturdays

Accompanied by the City Ballet Orchestra

Family Ballet Saturdays offer a perfect introduction to the world of classical ballet and music for children and their families. Join us for an exciting and interactive presentation by City Ballet dancers and members of the City Ballet Orchestra.  Hosted by Ballet Mistress Tanya Rogers, the programs offer an insight on choreography, music and dancers.

Pre-concert activities begin 30 minutes prior to the performance in the theater foyer.  Activities include photo opportunities with dancers, crafts, watching dancers prepare for the performance and listening as musicians delight you with musical excerpts.

Dates and Times

Entire Series (all 3 shows): $89
The Nutcracker: $50
Adventures in Color: $25
Alice in Wonderland: $25


Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Downtown San Diego
Directions to Spreckels Theatre

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Family Ballet Saturday Performances

Adventures in Color

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 @ 2:00PM
Activities begin @ 1:30PM

Adventures in Colors
Photo by Dale Stokes

Colors come to life in this delightful one-hour presentation using narrated poetry of Mary O’Neill and Leonard Weisgard III from ‘Hailstones and Halibut Bones’, plus music by six composers that depict the different colors.

The Nutcracker

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 @ 2:00PM
Activities begin @ 1:30PM

Clara & Nutcracker

The full 2-hour performance of this favorite holiday classic.

Voted San Diego’s Best Nutcracker production by the “Tommy Awards”, this elaborate and elegant production, with exquisite costumes and scenery, will take you on Clara’s magical journey from her fun filled family Christmas party where toy soldiers and mice become life sized, to the enchanted Snow Forest and on to the Land of Sweets where she is welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Cavalier and magical performances from dancers throughout the world.

Alice in Wonderland

Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 @ 2:00PM
Activities begin @ 1:30PM

Alice in Wonderland
Photo by Carly Topazio

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and into a wonderland of characters. Lewis Carroll’s ever-popular story provides the basis for Elizabeth Wistrich’s one-hour ballet using an engaging score by ballet’s favorite composer, Peter Tchaikovsky. Experience the adventures of a curious and spirited Alice in this all-time favorite classic story.


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