California Ballet hosts ‘Beer & Ballet’

California Ballet in Jared Nelson's Ruled by Secrecy at the Balboa Theatre in March 2016. Photo by Brad Matthews.The California Ballet is preparing to host “Beer & Ballet”, a unique social event for adults, on Saturday, May 21 at 8 pm and Sunday, May 22 at 1 and 5:30 pm at its San Diego center.


Attendees will enjoy a casual setting where they can drink local craft beers during an intimate performance debuting new works. Audience members can grab a beer with a dancer following the performance in a rare chance to get to know the artists off the stage. 


The program will include Jared Nelson’s Samson et Dalila featuring dramatic mezzo soprano Natalie Bancroft. New works by local choreographers Trystan Merrick and Jeremy Zapanta will be presented alongside classical repertoire, such as excerpts from Don Quixote and Swan Lake


One free alcoholic beverage is provided with the purchase of each ticket (must be 21 or older). Additional beverages will be available for purchase. Any under aged attendees will be provided with complimentary soft drinks. 


Food will also be available at the Saturday and Sunday evening performances from local gourmet food trucks invited to the event.


For ticket prices and reservations, head to Visit for more information on California Ballet.


Photo: California Ballet dancers perform in Jared Nelson’s Ruled by Secrecy at the Balboa Theatre in March. Photo by Brad Matthews.