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Smuin's The Christmas Ballet LGBTQ+ Night

  • December 19, 2023
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (PST)
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St, San Francisco



Tickets on Sale, Reserve Your Seats Today!

Update: Afterparty Tickets Now on Sale!

Join MAX for Smuin's The Christmas Ballet LGBTQ+ Night performance and afterparty.  For those interested, also join us for a pre-performance dinner at Amber India.

Smuin Ballet’s fiercely festive 2023 edition of their annual Smuin's The Christmas Ballet returns – showcasing Smuin’s exquisite signature style in a dazzling program of ballet, contemporary, character, Broadway jazz, and tap in two acts.

For the one-night-only LGBTQ+ Night, Smuin Ballet has created special programming and casting that celebrates our vibrant LGBTQ+ community.  The performance is divided into a classical first half and a fun and jazzy second half featuring red-hot contemporary dances set to pop favorites.

Smuin's The Christmas Ballet includes selections that are moving and beautiful and others that are smart, fun, and sure to bring a smile to your face.  The performance usually ends on just the right note of joy to send you out onto the streets with a spring in your step!

Portions of the evening’s ticket sales benefit Project Open Hand, The Imperial Council of San Francisco, the LGBT Asylum Project, and Openhouse SF.

For more information about Smuin Ballet, San Francisco’s premier contemporary ballet company, click here.

MAX dues-paying members will get a 20% discount for Gold, Silver, and Bronze seating sections (all seating options except Platinum seats).  Read how to get the discount code here

Note: You must log in to the MAX SF website as a dues-paying member to access this link.  If you forgot your password, click here.  If you are a dues-paying member and have forgotten which email account you used for your membership, email Alternatively, if you are a dues-paying member, you can email the event champion Paul Munro at for the discount code.

To purchase your ballet ticket,

  1. Click here.
  2. Click Tickets at the top of the page (just to the right of the Smuin logo).
  3. Select the Tuesday December 19th LGBTQ+ 7:30 pm performance and click on the green "Buy" button.
  4. Select your seats.
  5. When the seats you desire are shown at the top of the screen, click the green button labeled: “Buy Tickets Shown” that is to the right of "(2) Price Selection:"
  6. Confirm the pricing.  Note: For dues-paying members, enter the discount code in the Coupon Code area and click the green “Add Coupon” button.  The pricing will then be updated unless you selected "Platinum" level seats.
  7. Then click on the Checkout & Pay button.

After you have purchased tickets, please click REGISTER to RSVP and let us know you'll be joining us for this performance.

But there's more; the evening doesn’t need to end after the show!  Join Lady Camden at the optional Afterparty, hosted by the Imperial Council of San Francisco. There will be a bar sponsored by Casa San Matias Tequila, a number of queer performances, a full DJ set, dancing, and celebration.  The Afterparty starts at 9:30pm immediately following the show in the Grand Lobby of the YBCA. Tickets are $30 per person, to celebrate Smuin Contemporary Ballet’s 30th Anniversary, and admission includes a signature cocktail!

To purchase your Afterparty ticket:

  1. Click here.
  2. Enter the number of General Admission tickets desired.  If so desired, add a donation for the beneficiaries.
  3. Click Next and follow directions.

For any questions, please contact the event champion, Paul Munro, at

Optional Dinner - For those interested, join Paul Munro before the show at Amber India, a five-minute walk from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.  Read the details and reserve your space for this pre-performance dinner here.

Lady Camden photos by Maximillian Tortoriello Photography

For MAX events that feature alcohol, we strongly encourage you to take public transportation, a cab/Uber/Lyft, walk, or have a designated driver. Please drink responsibly.

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