Community Events

Pillow Pop-Up Performances

Jun 17, 19 & 21; Jul 19; Aug 16 & Sep 20

The Pillow continues to offer a range of special engagements that take place outside the traditional Festival schedule, often in non-traditional theater settings. Join us for these exciting public events throughout the year!

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Dog Dance

Jul 14

Back by popular demand! Dance Exchange Artist Elizabeth Johnson will lead you and your leashed canine through a series of simple and fun movements designed to highlight the beauty of our pets, and the unique relationships we share with our dogs.

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Contemporary Dance from Spain Series

Jul 25-29

Join us for our Contemporary Dance from Spain Series, a special program with companies representing a myriad of contemporary dance from Spain! The week includes Madrid-based Compañía Sharon Fridman in the Doris Duke Theatre and Marcat Dance and The Carmen Fumero Dance Company as part of the Inside/Out Performance Series.

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Weekend OUT

Aug 3-5

Our annual LGBTQIA+ celebration includes free events, a tour honoring Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers, a Trey McIntyre film, a special performance by Ian Spencer Bell, and a Saturday night dance party hosted by Tyler Ashley, The Dauphine of Bushwick.

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Free Fun Friday

Aug 10

Enjoy FREE dance games, an outdoor Inside/Out performance, classes, a special kids' tour of the Pillow's historic grounds, and more!

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Free Inside/Out Performance Series

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob's Pillow. Every Wednesday through Saturday during the Festival.

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Community Day

Jun 9

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Join us for a special pre-Festival Community Day featuring free, family-friendly events including performances by Berkshire County region companies and studios, dance classes in varying styles, children’s activities, historic tours, and more.

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