The Velveteen Rabbit Returns to the Stage!

November 27 - December 11, 2022, at the 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 36th anniversary of the beloved Bay Area holiday tradition, The Velveteen Rabbit, directed and choreographed by KT Nelson. Based on the beloved children’s classic book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit is brimming 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.



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. As part of this package, your child will receive a Velveteen Rabbit photo opportunity, a special gift to bring the magic home, and of course, a treat of milk and cookies! Yum! Additional surprises and experiences may follow.

Saturday and Sunday Performances Only


Get the Passport


The Velveteen Rabbit Digital Experience

Whether you want to relive the magic or build up to the main event, this new streaming package 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. The Velveteen Rabbit Digital Experience includes The Velveteen Rabbit feature film, 6 episodes of The Family Follow Along Series, 3 episodes of Fun House the new ODC Connect series, and the documentary Backstage Pass: The Velveteen Rabbit.

This limited-time experience is available for renters to view as often as they like 1 month from purchase, only on ODC Connect.

Get the Velveteen Rabbit Digital Experience




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

School and Group Tickets

Bring your school to see The Rabbit!

Children's matinee tickets are just $13 each for groups of 10 kids or more! Adult tickets are offered at $30 each, but we offer one FREE chaperone/adult ticket for every group of ten kids tickets sold.

Reserve Your Group Tickets 

Additional Information


Velveteen Rabbit Program Book

Join The Fun Before the Show by Entering The Coloring Contest!
Color in The Velveteen Rabbit and enter our contest for your chance to win a Milk & Cookies Passport on the day of your performance and take home The Velveteen Rabbit Digital Experience.

  1. To enter the contest:
  2. Download and color in The Rabbit 
  3. Tag @odcsf on Facebook or Instagram with hashtag #velveteenrabbit22
  4. Let us know in the captions why you love The Velveteen Rabbit.

The Velveteen Rabbit Coloring Contest

Winners will be randomly selected. 

ODC continues to prioritize the health and safety of our community.  Performances not held on the ODC Campus will comply with the local policies of our venue. Please visit Health and Safety at YBCA for the latest policies and requirements when visiting Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA.

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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