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Snow scene in The Nutcracker


Bay Pointe Ballet presents performances of The Nutcracker annually at the newly renovated San Mateo Performing Arts Center, with additional regional tours throughout the Bay Area and Nevada. With custom-designed sets and costumes as well as Tchaikovsky's enchanting score, choreographer Bruce Steivel sets the stage of this treasured classic in St. Petersburg, Russia, where ambassadors and their families gather to celebrate the holidays. As the magic unfolds, you'll journey through the Snow Forest to the Land of the Sweets to celebrate Clara's victory over the dreaded Rat King — a treat for the entire family. 

Bruce Steivel’s choreography offers a pleasantly traditional take on Tchaikovsky’s fairy-tale ballet, with an emphasis on pretty. - Las Vegas Sun

About Bruce Steivel's Nutcracker

Choreography: Bruce Steivel
Sets & Costumes: Alexander Vassiliev
Running time: Two 45 min acts, including a 15-minute intermission

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Benefiting Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford


San Mateo Performing Arts Center
The San Mateo Performing Arts Center recently unveiled the results of an extensive $28 million dollar renovation. The interior was gutted and a crowded first-floor lobby has been replaced by a soaring three-story space with views to the west of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The house, originally sloped on one level, now includes balcony, mezzanine, and orchestra seating. Configured for optimal stage viewing, the venue is ideal for Bay Pointe Ballet's professional productions. The San Mateo Performing Arts Center now rivals any professional theatre in the Bay Area and is the largest stage between San Francisco and San Jose.

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San Mateo Performing Arts Center
600 N Delaware St, San Mateo, CA

Grand Sierra Resort
The 1800 seat Grand Theatre lays claim to be the world's largest indoor stage, with one acre of performance space. Once home to MGM's "Hello Hollywood Hello" 1978-87 production, the venue continues to support large concerts and performances.

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Grand Sierra Resort
2500 East 2nd St, Reno, NV 89595

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Meet the Dancers On Stage
Immediately following each of the performances in San Mateo, please join the dancers on stage for autographs and photos.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are tickets?
Depending on where you sit, Adults: $30 - $60; Seniors (62+) & Youth (13 - 21) : $25 - $55; Children (12 and under): $20 - $50

How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets may be purchased online at or by phone at 800-595-4849

Do you offer Groupon deals, Gold Star or AAA discounts?
We only offer early purchase discounts. Check this website and sign up for our newsletter for the latest discount codes.

Do you have group rates?
Yes, groups of 10 or more may get a 15% discount. Contact us online or call 650-835-1035 to make arrangements.

Can my child sit in my lap?
Regardless of age, each person must have a his or her own seat and a ticket.

Isn't the theater closed?
The San Mateo Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) re-opened on October 3rd, 2013.

Where are the best seats?
Young children like to sit close so they can see all the small details, lace on the costume, color of the dancer's eyes etc. After age 8, audience members enjoy seeing the bigger picture - the patterns made by the dancers and the beauty of the dancers' footwork. The further away you sit, the easier it is to take in the whole stage.

Is there accessible seating?
Yes, sufficient wheelchair and companion seating is available throughout the theatre, but may not be purchased online. Contact us at 650-835-1035 to purchase wheelchair and companion seats.

Is the ballet appropriate for my 3 year old?
Parents know best if their child is able to sit during an entire ballet. Still, children who can sit quietly through a 45-minute act are welcome at the ballet performance.


Ticket Policy

All Sales Are Final. No Refunds or Exchanges.

All tickets delivered by email. If you do not have an email address, please contact customer service and we will be happy to mail your eticket.

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Benefiting Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Bay Pointe Ballet is hosting a gift card drive to benefit the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Stanford as part of the Champion for Children program. Collected at all San Mateo Nutcracker performances or at Bay Pointe Ballet studios, gift cards of all types and denominations (even used gift cards with remaining balances) will be accepted and appreciated. Thank you for helping us make a difference!