Festival 2024
Tickets on Sale

Get ready for nine weeks of unforgettable performances, day and night, in the historic Ted Shawn Theatre and on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage from June 26 – August 25!

Discover Jacob's Pillow Online

Watch short films of in-process works, listen to our podcast, explore our playlists and essays, and more.

Join Us for our
Season Opening Gala

Don't miss our annual kickoff celebration known throughout the Berkshires as the ultimate start to summer, including the presentation of the 2024 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award to Pam Tanowitz

A Reimagined
Doris Duke Theatre

Jacob's Pillow's new theater will look to the future with advanced technological capabilities, flexible performance spaces, and a sustainable, accessible design.

2024 programs:
The School
at Jacob's Pillow

Where dancers and choreographers define and strengthen their distinct artistic voices, while making career advancing connections. Explore the 2024 programs in Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary, ChoreoTech Lab, Musical Theatre, and Choreography.

Explore The Pillow

Intent on legitimizing dance in America as an honorable career for men, choreographer and dancer Ted Shawn founded Jacob’s Pillow in 1931.

Learn More About the Pillow’s History

“Thousands of people, of all ages, from across the United States and the world, have Jacob’s Pillow to thank for opening their horizons to dance.”

awarding Jacob’s Pillow with a 2010 National Medal of Arts

Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers in Dance of the Ages, 1938; Photo Shapiro Studios

Dance With Us On Social

Three dancers are mid-leap on an outdoor stage.
A shirtless dancer wearing a bucket hat entwines his arms over his head against a black background. Other dancers are visible behind him.
A small red-haired girl holds a flower with her back to the camera. A smiling woman is looking down at her and smiling.
Two female dancers are in front of the Ted Shawn Theatre. The dancer on the left stands smiling at the camera and the dancer on the right is mid-leap with her arms extended back and leg extended forward.
Two ballet dancers pose outdoors with trees visible behind them. The female dancer on the left wears white and leans her torso and head towards the camera, while the male dancer wearing red on her right supports her.
Two men stand in front with their arms around each other in front of a red barn.
Four dancers performing in an open air venue with trees behind them.
A male breakdancer holds himself up on his forearms with his legs in the air on an indoor stage. An audience is visible in the background.