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Holidays @ Hammer

Our story begins at a festive holiday party hosted by young Clara, her brother Fritz, and their family in San Jose at the turn of the last century. Meet fascinating Uncle Nikola and his electric gifts, including electric lighting for the home, an arc lamp, and a large electric coil that rivals the power of lightning itself.

December 14 @ 7:00 pm
December 15 @ 2:00 pm
December 16 @ 2:00 pm
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Holidays @ Hammer

Performances Sold Out! My Very First Nutcracker is a special one-hour classical ballet presentation of The San Jose Nutcracker suitable for our youngest audiences, including children and toddlers of all ages.

December 15 @ 11:00 am
December 16 @ 11:00 am
December 22 @ 11:00 am
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Hammer Speaks

National Geographic Live

In the heart of Mozambique is the East African Rift, where one tectonic plate is slowly breaking into two. Straddling that rift is Gorongosa National Park, one of the most beautiful and biodiverse places on Earth, and this is where you’ll find Bob Poole.

January 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

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Lights & Action

National Theatre Live

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at London’s National Theatre.

January 24 @ 7:00 pm
January 27 @ 2:00 pm


My Very First Nutcracker is sold out, and there are only a few tickets remaining for The San Jose Nutcracker. Don’t miss out on this spectacular holiday show!

Come down to the Hammer Theatre this holiday season and experience our festive line-up of events. Bring the whole family!

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Experience the wonders of nature and science with Natural Geographic Live speakers!

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