The Velveteen Rabbit, a beloved holiday classic

The Velveteen Rabbit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is presented by the renowned ODC dance company established in San Francisco.




The Velveteen Rabbit is such a myth in the Holiday season, that you should not miss it with your kids, even the youngest ones.


The Velveteen Rabbit is the "ultra famous" charming children's tale written by Margery Williams in 1922. Also known as "How toys become real", the story chronicles the quest of a little stuffed rabbit who wants to become real. He was told that depending on the real true love of the child you belong to, the dream could become reality and if it happens, it lasts forever!


The story is definitely a central founding myth in the children's culture. Toy Story creators had most probably watched the show with their classmates in their early childhood.


Since The Velveteen Rabbit first premiered in 1986, ODC Founder and Artistic Director Brenda Way has sat amid the audience, enchanted by her colleague KT Nelson's deft take on the classic children's tale. However, with Nelson on sabbatical this year, Way for the first time takes a turn at directing the work, adding a fresh twist to the original.

The Velveteen Rabbit features ODC's outstanding company of dancers and 10 young dancers from ODC School.


This show celebrates through the grace of music, narration and dance, a unique friendship between a young boy and his stuffed rabbit and the enduring power of love!


Pure Holiday spirit!



The Velveteen Rabbit

November 29 -  December 15, 2013

Lam Research Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,

700 Howard at Third Street, San Francisco.

Tickets: $18-$75 (be sure to reserve early to ensure these prices)

Suitable for ages 3 and up, 90 minutes and one intermission.

Tickets on sale online ODC



Credit: The Velveteen Rabbit, photo 2012 production by Cera Hensley