Season & Tickets

Nutcracker 2014

Comments from happy audiences members:

“It was more than wonderful.  The magic was present in abundance with everyone in my party.  The kids could not stop thinking wonderful things.  And neither could the adults. Since I love these people, and was in overdrive myself, it made for a spectacularly great day.”

“As a technical guy, I loved the snow projection.  And it flowed really great. No lags.  A constant shifting of perspective and emotion.”

“The introduction of the magic tricks just opens the doors better than expanding Xmas trees, but you provide both. And had even the most common man (me and my friends) admire good ballet.”

Now performing at the Fox Theatre, Redwood City and at the Golden State Theatre in Monterey.

For 43 years Peninsula Ballet Theatre has created precious family memories by delighting and enchanting audiences throughout the Bay Area with everyone’s favorite, lavish Nutcracker performed at the sumptuous Historic Fox Theatre, now with all new seats. Your family can enjoy a holiday outing that only downtown Redwood City can offer.

  • Dine at one of the many restaurants surrounding the Fox Theatre either before or after the performance. Click here for a list of restaurants within walking distance.
  • Make it a train adventure, the station is conveniently located behind the theatre.
  • Park once and explore the shops and decorations of Downtown Redwood City.  Click here are free parking info.
  • Enjoy the many holiday activities in the downtown square between the San Mateo County History Museum and the Fox Theatre.

PBT’s Nutcracker is everyone’s favorite family friendly ballet. Meet the dancers on stage following every spectacular finale. You will applaud every breathtaking moment as you enjoy the magic that only this Nutcracker brings.

Fox Theatre, Redwood City or Golden State Theatre, Monterey – Tickets range from $30.00 to $65.00

Choreography: Carlos Carvajal  |  Artistic Direction: David Fonnegra

You’re invited to meet the dancers on stage after the performance!




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The Nutcracker Sweet

PBT’s Nutcracker is everyone’s favorite family-friendly ballet.  New this year is a condensed version specially designed for the youngest tots.  The Nutcracker Sweet, is a 45 minute, just as magical, performance presented in our Studio One Theatre,  along with sweet treats following the performance where you can meet all the dancers.

Prepare to be transported on a magical journey with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince.  After the holiday party the heroic battle against the Mouse King begins and then on to the Kingdom of the Sweets. There you will meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and be entertained by the wonders of the Land of Sweets and Enchantment.  Every youngster will be spellbound in an intimate child friendly setting.

Choreography: Carlos Carvajal
Artistic Direction: David Fonnegra

Check back in September for dates!
Peninsula Ballet Theatre, San Mateo

Adults $25.00    Children $20.00


Past Shows



Peter and the Wolf Ballet for Children

Peter and the Wolf

and Excerpts from Carnival of the Animals

Created in 1936 for his own son, Sergei Prokofiev’s PETER AND THE WOLF has given us a most charming tale of a young boy’s adventure in the meadow behind his grandfather’s cottage that both tells a story and cleverly teaches children about recognizing musical themes. PBT brings depth to the characters through the magic of ballet.  Also featured in this performance are excerpts from CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS.

Suitable for children of all ages and adults with light hearts.

Join us after the performance to meet the dancers and enjoy some animal cookies & lemonade!

Peter and the Wolf Choreography: Carlos Carvajal
Carnival of the Animals Choreography: David Fonnegra
Music by Sergei Prokofiev

August 23 & 24, 2014, 11am to 4pm
Peninsula Ballet Theatre
1880 S. Grant Street, San Mateo
Children $20  Adults $25
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