Planning Your Visit

Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark imbued with the deep sense of history and innovation. The wealth of free activities offered by the Pillow is unparalleled - whether you have just an hour or a whole weekend, Jacob's Pillow has something for you.

Discover the Berkshires

The Berkshires, located in Western Massachusetts, is a thriving cultural region filled with historic landmarks, museums, and performing arts venues. Extend your trip to the Pillow and experience these other great sites and attractions all located within one hour of Jacob’s Pillow.


Things to do at The Pillow


A quirky, charming company from Germany, the explosive footwork of South American gauchos, inspiring ballet companies from across the U.S., astounding flex dancers from the streets of Brooklyn, and twelve high-flying men from Algeria. Plus, more live music than ever before. This summer, the world of dance is at Jacob's Pillow.

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Free Outdoor “Inside/Out” Performances

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.

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Interact with artists and experts in the field at free in-depth discussions, moderated interviews, film screenings and book signings at Blake's Barn. Fridays at 5pm, Saturdays at 4pm.

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Take in a variety of art and photography exhibits to enliven and deepen your Festival experience. Diverse exhibits feature outstanding dance imagery in a variety of exhibition spaces and theatre lobbies. All exhibits are free and open to the public throughout the Festival to augment performances and celebrate the Pillow's rich history.

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Guided Tours

Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. Guided walking tours, led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns, start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

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