Discover all the Pillow has to offer

Jacob’s Pillow hosts numerous events year-round including convenings, social dances, Pop-Up performances, work-in-progress showings, special community programming, and a world-renowned summer dance Festival. Events often take place at the Pillow’s historic 220-acre campus, but you can also find us in neighboring communities, increasing engagement with Berkshire County and the New England region at-large.

Upcoming Events


Following the record-breaking Festival 2018, we gear up for our 87th consecutive summer, June 19-August 25. Explore Festival 2019 ticketed performances and mark your calendar!

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The Pillow Lab

This annual artist residency program offers the opportunity to work in the Pillow's retreat-like atmosphere and state-of-the-art studio spaces. The 2018-19 program includes a series of 12 customized residencies with work-in-progress showings open to Jacob's Pillow Members at the $500 level and above and members of the College Partnership Program.

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Pillow Parties

The Pillow throws some of the best dance parties in the Berkshires! Individuals of all dance abilities and ages are welcome to participate in the Pillow Party Series. Join us in the Perles Family Studio for parties focused on the social aspects of dance and then dance the night away!

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Community Programs & Events

Join us at the Pillow and throughout Berkshire County for workshops, classes, free events, and more!

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The Festival

Each summer, the Festival features more than 350 free performances, talks, tours, exhibits, community events, classes, special and members-only events, and more. Visitors can explore the National Historic Landmark grounds, visit The School at Jacob’s Pillow, picnic and dine at our on-site restaurants, and more! Join us next summer for Festival 2019 from June 19-August 25.

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