How to give your students a fine arts experience they'll never forget.

Registration opens Wednesday, August 28.

Southern California Ballet's outreach program makes our stunning and much-loved production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker available at a heavily discounted rate ($5 per ticket) for San Diego school groups, individuals with special needs, and senior groups, offering special performances during the school day.

  • Takes less than a minute to reserve a spot for your class

  • Make changes to your reservation as your numbers are finalized

  • Questions? Contact us.

Eligible Groups: Public schools, private schools, homeschoolers, individuals with special needs, seniors.

Remaining Seats

Thurs. Dec. 12 & Fri. Dec. 13
9:15 am & 11:15 am both days
(Sensory-friendly performance Friday, Dec. 13 at 9:15am)

Runtime 1h15m

Poway Center for Performing Arts

$5 per ticket


Register by November 4.

Reservations made past that date are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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$5 STUDENT & CHAPERONE TICKETS

Need assistance with bus costs for getting your students there?

Apply for a Bus Grant with ArtsBusXpress, a nonprofit organization that underwrites field trip transportation costs in San Diego



Parking & Transportation

When do I need to arrive at the theater?

  • Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your scheduled show time.

    • For a 9:15 am show, please arrive by 8:30 am

    • For an 11:15 am show, please arrive by 10:30 am

Park & Shuttle

Park at Lake Poway, then take the shuttle

Shuttle pick-up location is noted in yellow

FREE PARKING & SHUTTLING

  • If driving, you must park at Lake Poway, 14644 Lake Poway Rd. Poway, CA 92064 (see map to left)

  • There is no parking for private vehicles at PCPA nor at Poway High school for the Outreach shows (vehicles parked there may be ticketed or towed).

TAKING THE SHUTTLE

  • A designated shuttle bus will be near the lower playground at the Lake (on the right side)

  • The shuttle will transport your group from the parking lot at Lake Poway to the Center for the Performing Arts (around a 4 minute drive, 1.2 miles) and back following the performance

  • Neither the PCPA nor Lake Poway staff are involved in the shuttle service. Please contact us for details pertaining to the shuttle


School Bus Transportation

Your driver will drop you off at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts and will meet you at the same location after the performance.

Please see this map which will be helpful to your school bus driver.

Click on the image to expand it, or click here to open it in a new window.

Need assistance with bus costs for getting your students there?

Apply for a Bus Grant with ArtsBusXpress, a nonprofit organization that underwrites field trip transportation costs in San Diego


Performance Location:

Poway Center for the Performing Arts
14598 Espola Rd.
Poway, CA 92064


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I edit an existing reservation?

  • Paid Reservations: Please use the Add/Remove Attendees form to edit your paid reservation. Please note that you will need the original order ID and the teacher email address submitted with the original reservation, which can be found in the original confirmation email.

    • If your order is paid, but you need to change the performance date/time, or let us know about special accommodations, please contact us to make this type of change.

  • Unpaid Reservations: Your confirmation email included an "edit" link. Please refer to the image below.

 
Image: Edit an UNPAID Reservation

Image: Edit an UNPAID Reservation

 

If I need to remove attendees or cancel my reservation, but have already submitted payment, can my order be refunded?

  • As long as you make changes before Monday, November 4 using the Add/Remove Attendees form, any remaining negative balance will be refunded in December.

Is there a group size minimum?

  • No, there is no minimum number of students, but if several small reservations are part of the same group, we strongly prefer that they do one large booking instead of several smaller ones. It is much harder to create an accurate seating chart when there is a single group comprised of several different reservations.

Can extra people show up on the day of the performance?

  • Unfortunately, no. The Outreach performances often completely sell out, and we make our seating chart several weeks in advance, so there isn’t an easy way for us to accommodate last minute attendees. Please contact us if you have questions about this.

Do you issue physical tickets?

  • No, we maintain a list of reservations.

When should I arrive at the theater?

  • We suggest arriving at least 45 minutes before your scheduled show time.

    • For a 9:15 am show, please arrive by 8:30 am

    • For an 11:15 am show, please arrive by 10:30 am

How long is the shuttle ride?

  • The shuttle service is free and starts at 8:30 am. There are four shuttles (PUSD full-size school buses). It takes about 5 minutes to get from Lake Poway parking down the road to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. We have a volunteer stationed at the parking lot to provide assistance and to communicate with us at the theater.

What happens when I arrive at the theater?

  • Please sign-in at the reception table outside the theater and a volunteer usher will take your group to your assigned seating. Your group may have to wait their turn in the theater’s courtyard.

Where will we sit?

  • Seating is assigned taking into consideration a variety of factors and in this beautiful 800 seat facility, we are fortunate that all seats are great!


Have Questions? Contact Outreach

Email outreach@southerncaliforniaballet.org or use the form below:

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