A beloved Bay Area holiday tradition! ODC/Dance enlivens Margery Williams’ classic tale of a well-worn nursery rabbit that becomes real. Told through music, dance, and a powerful narrative, The Velveteen Rabbit celebrates the unique relationship between a little boy and his stuffed rabbit, and the enduring power of love.

Brimming with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters and the perfect amount of holiday cheer, ODC/Dance, one of America’s most exciting and acclaimed contemporary dance companies, returns to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to present their 33rd season of the beloved Bay Area production!

Runtime: 90 minutes with intermission
No intermission during weekday performances


Diamond Tickets – get in the act!

Dance with The Velveteen Rabbit on stage after the show! Perfect for your budding ballerina, clever creative, imaginative individual, or destined dancer, the exclusive Diamond ticket provides the chance to learn movements from the show with the ODC dancers in a 30-minute class taught by choreographer, KT Nelson. Children will take the stage while chaperones are welcome to film, photograph, and enjoy the class from premium seats in the theater.

Available Saturday, 11/30 and Sunday 12/1.

Meet & Greet the Characters After the Show!

Step inside the magical world of The Velveteen Rabbit and pose for photos with characters from the production. With special pieces from the set and the lively characters themselves, make The Velveteen Rabbit something you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Available Friday 11/29 and Sunday 12/8.

Blue Shield of California Theater