Visit The School

Visit The School at Jacob’s Pillow and observe dancers in classes and rehearsals as they work with world-renowned artist faculty. Saturday evenings throughout the Festival, watch them perform as part of the Inside/Out Performance Series.


The public is invited to observe The School’s highly accomplished student body working with world-renowned Artist Faculty in the Perles Family Studio at designated times during the day for the following programs: Ballet, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre Dance. If your group is more than 8, please pre-arrange your visit with The School Office, 413.243.9919 x168.

Classes and rehearsals open for observation vary per program. Observation Schedules are available one week prior to program start date and are posted online, on campus bulletin boards, at the Perles Family Studio, or by calling the Box Office at 413.243.0745.

Schedules are subject to change and the staff makes every effort to share changes as promptly as possible. Please observe quietly; no note-taking, photography, or video recording. Seating is limited.

A tailored Day at the Pillow visit can be arranged for community, dance studio, arts, and student groups interested in learning about Jacob’s Pillow.

Inside/Out Performance Series

A beloved tradition, Inside/Out presentations on the Henry J. Lier stage by The School at Jacob’s Pillow are free, open to the public, and held Saturdays, 6:15-7pm, against the breathtaking panoramic backdrop of the Berkshire hills. Dancers and Artist Faculty share work accomplished in the studio during the week, followed by an informal Q&A. Come experience the passion of our dancers and learn about the rigor required to dance and assist in the dance-making process.

Run-through rehearsals are open for observation on Saturdays, if held outdoors. These generally begin at 3:30pm, and run to 4:30pm.

In the event of rain, Inside/Out will be held in the Perles Family Studio. Seating is limited.

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