Ballet dancers various poses

2021 – 2022
29th Anniversary Season

City Ballet of San Diego is ‘on the town’ and back ‘on the stage’ offering four exciting productions. As Spreckels Theatre, our home theater, is going through renovations this year, you will find City Ballet performing at different theaters through out the community. Watch for us ‘on the town’ with Classics in Concert in the Fall, the holiday classic The Nutcracker in December, the popular Rhapsody in Blue in March and closing the season in the Spring with a full-length Don Quixote.

Season Tickets

To subscribe and save 10% off the regular ticket price, complete the “29th Season Tickets Subscription Form” and follow the included instructions to return to City Ballet.

Classics in Concert

This opening production of City Ballet’s 29th Anniversary Season is a true ballet lovers’ program – three ballets by Elizabeth Wistrich that include the classic tutu ballet of ‘Paquita’ after Marius Petipa, the enchanting ‘Elegies’ and her fast-paced ‘Gottschalk Festival’.

Ballet dancers in Paquita

Friday, Oct 1, 2021 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 @ 2:30pm


City Ballet of San Diego, under the direction of Steven Wistrich, reprises two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Geoff Gonzalez. His ballets are inspired through the cultivation of reimagined, contemporary movement based on the classical artform. Gonzalez acts to shed new light, while continuing to uphold ballet’s beautiful traditions.

Lucas Ataide leaping

Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 @ 8:00pm

The Nutcracker

Experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with this much loved and perennial favorite ballet — a delight for young and old. Four performances with The City Ballet Orchestra with John Nettles conducting.

Clara in mid leap

Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021
@ 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Thursday, Dec 23, 2021
@ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Rhapsody In Blue

City Ballet continues its commitment of presenting works choreographed by the great George Balanchine, plus this season works by additional choreographers to create a program for all who love ballet.

Friday, Mar 25, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Saturday Mar 26, 2022 @ 8:00pm

Don Quixote

City Ballet of San Diego will close this exciting season with Elizabeth Wistrich’s full-length ballet of Don Quixote – a lavish production based on Miguel de Cervantes epic novel.

Scene from Don Quixote

Saturday, May 7, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 8, 2022 @ 2:00pm

Family Ballet Series

A three production series offering a perfect introduction to the world of ballet for children and their families.