The Velveteen Rabbit Returns to the Stage!

December 1 - 10, 2023, at the Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA
Tickets available soon!

The Velveteen Rabbit on tour December 16 - 17, 2023 at Douglas Morrisson Theater in Hayward

“ ...a trip down memory lane that children of all ages will find hard to resist.”

Voted San Francisco Magazine's Best of the Bay, ODC/Dance returns to the stage with the 37th anniversary of the beloved Bay Area holiday tradition, The Velveteen Rabbit, directed and choreographed by KT Nelson and featuring students from ODC’s Youth & Teen Program. Based on the beloved children’s classic book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit brims with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters, and the perfect amount of holiday cheer! Featuring captivating narration, a delightful musical score by Benjamin Britten, and larger-than-life storybook characters portrayed by the world-class dancers of ODC/Dance.



School and Group Tickets

Bring your school to see The Rabbit!

Children's matinee tickets for groups of 10 kids or more are available! 
Box Office: or 415.863.9834

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The Velveteen Rabbit Digital Experience

Whether you want to relive the magic or build up to the main event, this streaming film is the perfect companion. Featuring captivating narration by Geoff Hoyle, a delightful musical score by Benjamin Britten, and larger-than-life storybook characters portrayed by the world-class dancers of ODC/Dance. 





Buddies For Bunnies

Buddies for Bunnies! 

Help ODC give the gift of live theater to schoolchildren who otherwise wouldn't have access. For more information please contact

Milk and Cookies Passport

What goes better with a great story than Milk & Cookies?

Make your child’s trip to see the Rabbit even more memorable with a treasure of a lifetime. More information on 2023 Milk and Cookie coming soon! Sign -up for our mailing list to be the first to hear. 




Additional Information


Velveteen Rabbit Program Book


About ODC/Dance

Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ODC/Dance was one of the first American companies to incorporate a post-modern sensibility (an appreciation for pedestrian movement) into a virtuosic contemporary dance technique and to commit major resources to interdisciplinary collaboration and musical commissions for the repertory.

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ODC is on the ancestral lands of the Ramaytush People in Yelamu. We pay respects to elders past and present, who are still here and part of our community. We recognize that regenerative land management is not new, but is a continuation of practices from Native cultures and from our own ancestors. It is our responsibility to steward the land with care, as our elders did before us.



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The Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA
700 Howard Street (at Third Street)
San Francisco, CA