Upcoming Events and Performances



Marin Dance Theatre's 26th Year Celebration of this Holiday Ballet!
Sophie and the Enchanted Toyshop

Saturday, January 15th at 5:00pm
Sunday, January 16th at 2:00pm
$47 adults; $38 students & seniors (Marin Center fees Included)
Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium

Marin Dance Theatre, an internationally recognized dance training center, located in San Rafael, presents this delightful full-length children's ballet choreographed by the Bay Area's accomplished choreographer and MDT Artistic Director, Lynn Cox. This will be the 26th year celebration of this enchanting story about Sophie!

The full-length ballet of "Sophie and the Enchanted Toyshop" features over 120 dancers of all ages, including professional guest artists. Enjoy the Dickens-style street scene that comes alive with gypsies, townspeople, aristocrats, school children, cadets and mysterious masqued players. A kindly toymaker arrives with his mischievous alley cats and is touched by Sophie's generous, kind spirit. He rewards her with an amazing journey to a beautiful snow kingdom filled with snow princesses, fairies and other delights. He then sends her on a magical sleigh ride where she finds herself at the Toymaker's shop. Sophie is treated to dancing clowns, soldiers, bunnies, and dolls from many countries, all performing for her. It is a journey she truly will never forget.

Sophie tickets are on-sale Now
at the Marin Center box office!

Notes: Tickets can only be purchased through the Marin Center Box Office online (Marin Center does not have in-person box office hours).

When purchasing your tickets, please note Marin Center's vaccination policy states if you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, you must provide a photo ID and proof of full vaccination in order to be admitted to the theater. Status will be checked at the doors on the day of the shows. Children younger than 5 will need a negative COVID-19 test as proof. If you have any questions about the vaccination policy, please feel free to visit the County of Marin's website for the most up-to-date guidelines: County of Marin - Cultural Services (

Lastly, for those dancers who are not in both shows, make sure you purchase tickets for the show your dancer will be performing in. Please contact the office if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the January 15th and 16th performances!

We look forward to seeing you there!