Special Events

Season Opening Gala

June 24

Join us for the ultimate summer kickoff celebrating the magic of Jacob’s Pillow and support America’s national dance treasure! Expect an evening of one-night-only performances, the presentation of the 2023 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, dinner, dancing, and more magical moments under the stars.

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Pillow Pride Party

July 8

Our annual LGBTQIA+ celebration returns with a dance party and performances from the Dragon Sisters, following the evening performance of the Dutch National Ballet in the Ted Shawn Theatre.

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All Styles Dance Battle

August 4

Join us for our All Styles Dance Battle as dancers representing a wide range of styles—including Festival artists, dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow, regional street artists, and more—compete in this lively battle.

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Community Day

August 18

Our annual Community Day provides a family-friendly afternoon featuring performances by Berkshire County regional dance artists, movement classes, dance-themed children’s activities, tours, and more.

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Dance Party with Martha Graham Artists

August 19

Our celebration of Martha Graham Dance Company’s return to the Pillow extends to a special themed dance party with company dancers, following the Saturday evening performance.

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