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Inside/Out Artist Submissions

Application submissions for Festival 2021 will not be accepted. Jacob’s Pillow is committed to staying connected to artists that did not receive an opportunity to perform in Festival 2020 due to the festival cancellation. Please feel free to continue to stay in touch by completing this form or email [email protected].


The Venue

Performances take place at The Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance Space on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage. Both the audience and performers are surrounded by nature and the stunning backdrop of the Berkshire Hills. In the instances of inclement weather, performances move indoors into our new, state of the art Perles Family Studio. Performances are free and open to the public. They are geared toward exposing audiences to dance in an informal way, giving all people, regardless of their financial means, the opportunity to experience a wide variety of dance. The audience includes both experienced dance-goers who attend the Festival on a regular basis as well as newcomers to dance. Inside/Out attracts a multi-generational audience from children to teens, young professionals, families, and elders. All programming must be family-friendly; no nudity, mature content, or offensive language will be permitted. The venue capacity is approximately 1,000. Seating includes low wooden benches, several picnic tables, and limited space to accommodate lawn chairs.

The Henry J. Leir Stage

The stage is 40′ wide by 36′ deep, with a slight rake. The dance floor is an Aerodeck Sprung Panel floor covered with Harlequin white cascade marley. There is a unisex dressing area underneath the stage, out of view of the audience. The stage is lit only by the natural light of the outdoors. There is an excellent sound system. There are no wings, curtains, lights, or masking. Two crew members coordinate all technical needs and run sound during the performance.

See an Inside/Out Performance

Family-friendly performances on our beautiful outdoor stage

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