What You'll Get
- One G-Pass for assigned rear-side orchestra, upper loge, or balcony seating, starting from $23
- One G-Pass for assigned upper center mezzanine or dress circle seating, starting from $32
- One G-Pass for assigned rear orchestra or front mezzanine seating, starting from $42
- One G-Pass for assigned gold rope or front center orchestra seating, starting from $62
- Click to view the seating chart
How G-Pass Works: Following purchase, your G-Pass will be in your account. You may redeem your G-Pass via the mobile app when you enter the venue. You may also print it out in advance. Use the G-Pass to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a G-Pass?
A G-Pass is a vouche that is also your ticket. Simply present your G-Pass at the theater entrance. There is no need to go to the box office.
Can I redeem my G-Pass on my mobile phone?
Yes! This venue’s ticket scanners are compatible with mobile devices.
How do I know where my seats are?
Your seating location will be printed on your G-Pass.
Can I choose my seats?
You will not be able to select your specific seats, but your seats will be within the sections stated in the option you purchased. Seats purchased in the same transaction will be seated together.
My seats are all odd/even numbers. Are they together?
Yes! At this theater, odd-numbered seats are on one side of the house and evens are on the other.
Are there any age restrictions?
Children must be at least four years old to attend the full length performance. For children younger than 4, please see California Ballet’s Toddler Friendly Nutcracker Performance
Are my tickets refundable?
Tickets are refundable only before midnight on day of purchase.
Do children need a ticket?
Yes, all children need a ticket.
How long is the show?
The show is 2 hours long including one intermission
I need ADA/Handicapped seating. What should I do?
Please call the California Ballet Company directly at (858) 560-6741 before purchasing your deal.
- Before the show: Have your picture taken on the red carpet (beginning one hour before show time)
- The show: Music Director John Stubbs leads a live orchestra through Tchaikovsky’s masterful score while a cast of more than 150 brings to life the story of young Clara’s adventure through a dreamland of snow and ice. The result is a magical holiday tradition stunningly realized.
- After the show: Following the 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. performances, there will be a Sugar Plum Party in the Grand Salon (level 2), where enchanted audience members can meet the cast.
The Fine Print
About California Ballet
- The Company: since its inception in 1968, California Ballet has grown into the largest professional ballet company in Southern California
- The Repertoire: California Ballet's principal dancers restage demanding classics such as Giselle, Swan Lake, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but the company also cultivates daring new works (The Great Gatsby, Dracula) and fresh local talent through its school
- The Seasonal Highlight: California Ballet's annual performance of The Nutcracker at the Civic Theatre, which draws an audience of more than 25,000 people each year