The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

December 2 - 10, 2023
Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA

“ ...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.

Discounted Tickets

Bring the whole family to The Velveteen Rabbit! Get 10% off orders of 6+ tickets with code ODC10 at checkout. For groups of 12+ please contact the box office for discounted tickets. 

The Velveteen Rabbit Digital Program Book

Very Important Bunny Package

Indulge your little ones with an unforgettable experience at The Velveteen Rabbit! The "Very Important Bunny Package" includes a commemorative gift bag filled with fun surprises and a selfie with the cast after the show. Select the VIB Package ticket level and make cherished memories to last a lifetime!


Bunny and Dancer on multiple screens


The Velveteen Rabbit Digital Experience is the perfect companion for those who want to build up to the main event or relive the exhilarating magic of ODC/Dance's live performance. Available now on ODC Connect. Start your 14-day free trial.


The Velveteen Rabbit on tour

Catch Us On Tour

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

Saturday, December 16, 2023 - 6:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 2023 - 2:00pm

For more information about the performances at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre in Hayward, CA, please contact the Douglas Morrisson Theatre customer service team at: (510) 881-6700

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W Hotel

Discounted Rooms at W San Francisco Hotel

December 1 - 11, 2023

See The Velveteen Rabbit and stay at W San Francisco Hotel across the street from YBCA. Book your room today at a discounted rate just for guests of The Velveteen Rabbit


The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit Room Experience at St. Regis San Francisco

December 2, 3, 9 or 10, 2023

The Velveteen Rabbit Package includes a unique in-room Velveteen Rabbit Room Experience with an original book, one themed amenity, and a kid’s tent set up. Also included is valet parking for 1 night, The Velveteen Rabbit-themed brunch prix fixe menu for one adult and one child at Astra, two orchestra seats for The Velveteen Rabbit, and one "Very Important Bunny" gift bag. To customize your package or address any inquiries, please contact the St. Regis at

The St. Regis San Francisco Exquisite Brunch

December 2 - 3, 9 - 10, 2023
Brunch: 11:30 AM at Astra 125 3rd Street.
Show: 2:00pm at  Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA

Enjoy a culinary prelude to The Velveteen Rabbit with an exquisite brunch at Astra, The St. Regis San Francisco, conveniently located across the street from The Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA. The Velveteen Rabbit-themed brunch will showcase a prix fixe menu with delectable choices for children and adults. The experience also includes valet parking service at The St. Regis San Francisco, a Center Orchestra seat for The Velveteen Rabbit, a complimentary "VIB" gift bag, and a photo with the cast after the performance.


10% off orders of 6+ tickets with code 'ODC10' at checkout. For groups of 12+ please contact the box office for discounted tickets. or 415.863.9834


Buddies for Bunnies

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

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.


Accessibility and Health & Safety at YBCA

Accessibility At YBCA ADA seats are clearly marked and have a level surface (with slight incline) upon entry. Visit for more information.

The Velveteen Rabbit Sponsors and Partners


The Velveteen Rabbit has received the Going Green achievement! Our show is reducing environmental impact to help save our beautiful planet. Learn more about Theater Bay Area Highlights program on their website.