Due to health and safety protocols, this offering is not available for summer 2022. Please visit our Festival 2022 page for more information about offerings at Jacob’s Pillow this summer.
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 at 6:15pm during the Festival.
The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free and open to the public. Audiences of all ages and walks of life travel from around the world and right down the road to meet new people and enjoy the art of dance as a community.
Every year Inside/Out performances feature a variety of styles. Past performances have included classical ballet, tap, jazz/musical theatre dance, hip-hop, flamenco, traditional Korean dance, India’s bharata natyam, and many other genres. Performances are family-friendly and are followed by a brief question and answer session with the audience.
Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space. While at Inside/Out, we ask that you do not video record performances. Photography is permitted for personal use only, please do not solicit. Photography is not permitted at Saturday performances by The School at Jacob’s Pillow.
The Inside/Out performance space pathways include MobiMats. Learn more about accessibility on the Jacob’s Pillow grounds here.
What happens if it rains?
In the event of rain, the 6:15pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.
Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.
Perform on Inside/Out
Artists appear as a part of the Inside/Out Performance Series by invitation.