The Pittsfield-Pillow Express

The dance center of the nation is just a bus ride away!

Jacob’s Pillow is in Becket, MA (20 miles from Pittsfield) and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival, a treasured 220-acre National Historic Landmark, and recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts. Enjoy FREE round-trip bus transportation from Pittsfield neighborhoods to Jacob's Pillow every Saturday, June 22-August 24.

Great for the family! Activities for all ages include experiencing Free Inside/Out performances, tours, and talks on our beautiful public grounds. Scroll to see a schedule of activities.

All are welcome. Jacob's Pillow theaters, public bathrooms, and pathways are ADA accessible. Read more about accessibility at the Pillow.

Outside food and beverages are welcome and picnicking is encouraged. Be prepared for rain and sun. Umbrellas, hats, a water bottle, and bug spray recommended.

Discounted Tickets

Enjoy a matinee performance with discounted tickets available to all bus riders. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth. $10 EBT Card-to-Culture tickets are also available. Call the bus hotline at 413.207.4082 to order tickets or for more information.

The Berkshire Athenaeum offers a limited number of tickets to every Saturday matinee performance for riders of the Pittsfield-Pillow Express. These tickets can be checked out through the Museum Passes program. Learn more on their website.

Pickup Locations

  • Morningside Community School, 100 Burbank St
  • Tyler Street Lab, 730 Tyler Street
  • Christian Center, 193 Robbins Ave
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 16 Melville St
  • Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library, 1 Wendell Ave

Bus Schedule

Pickups in Pittsfield | noon & 3pm
Dropoff at Jacob's Pillow | 1pm & 4pm
Bus Departs Jacob's Pillow | 4:15pm & 7:30pm

Click below for full pickup and drop-off schedule.

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Trips to the Pillow


First Route to the Pillow

Pickup at Morningside Community School | noon
Pickup at Tyler Street Lab | 12:05pm
Pickup at Christian Center | 12:10PM
Pickup at Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires | 12:15pm
Pickup at Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library | 12:20PM
Arrive at Jacob’s Pillow | 1PM

Second Route to the Pillow
Pickup at Morningside Community School |3PM
Pickup at Tyler Street Lab | 3:05pm
Pickup at Christian Center | 3:10PM
Pickup at Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires | 3:15pm
Pickup at Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library | 3:20PM
Arrive at Jacob’s Pillow | 4PM

Return Trips to Pittsfield


First Return to Pittsfield

Depart from Jacob’s Pillow | 4:15PM
Drop-off at Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library | 4:50pm
Drop-off at Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires | 4:55pm
Drop-off at Christian Center | 5pm
Drop-off at Tyler Street Lab | 5:05pm
Drop-off at Morningside Community School | 5:10pm

Second Return to Pittsfield
Depart from Jacob’s Pillow | 7:30PM
Drop-off at Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library | 8:05pm
Drop-off at Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires | 8:10pm
Drop-off at Christian Center | 8:15pm
Drop-off at Tyler Street Lab | 8:20pm
Drop-off at Morningside Community School | 8:25pm

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Saturday, July 27

1:30-4:30 | School Observation: Contemporary Program*

2pm | Paul Taylor Dance Company

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth. Call the bus hotline at 413.207.4082 to order tickets or for more information.

2:15pm | Caleb Teicher & Company with Conrad Tao

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth. Call the bus hotline at 413.207.4082 to order tickets or for more information.

4pm | PillowTalk: Paul Taylor’s New Direction

5pm | Partnering & Science Lab Demonstration: Wendy Whelan & Brian Brooks

5:30pm | Guided Tour

6:15pm | Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Contemporary Program

Ongoing | Explore Exhibits

Ongoing | Visit the Archives and the Norton Owen Reading Room

*If indoors, no observation

Saturday, August 3

Noon | Pillow Pride Weekend

1:30-4:30pm | School Observation: Tap Program*

2pm |A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth. Call the bus hotline at 413.207.4082 to order tickets or for more information.

2:15pm | THE DAY

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth. Call the bus hotline at 413.207.4082 to order tickets or for more information.

4pm |Pillow Homecoming

4pm | PillowTalkDance We Must: Another Look

5:30pm | Guided Tour

6:15pm | Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Tap Program

Ongoing | Explore Exhibits

Ongoing | Visit the Archives and the Norton Owen Reading Room

*If indoors, no observation

Saturday, August 10

1:30-4:30pm | School Observation: Tap Program*

2pm | Gallim

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth. Call the bus hotline at 413.207.4082 to order tickets or for more information.

2:15pm | Red Sky Performance

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth. Call the bus hotline at 413.207.4082 to order tickets or for more information.

4pm | PillowTalkIndigenous Dance

5:30pm | Guided Tour

6:15pm | Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Tap Program

Ongoing | Explore Exhibits

Ongoing | Visit the Archives and the Norton Owen Reading Room

*If indoors, no observation

Saturday, August 17

1:30-4:30pm | School Observation: Tap Program*

2pm | Martha Graham Dance Company

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth. Call the bus hotline at 413.207.4082 to order tickets or for more information.

2:15pm | Sara Mearns: Beyond Ballet

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth. Call the bus hotline at 413.207.4082 to order tickets or for more information.

4pm | PillowTalkMartha Graham’s EVE Project

5:30pm | Guided Tour

6:15pm | Inside/Out: Chance to Dance Live Competition

Ongoing | Explore Exhibits

Ongoing | Visit the Archives and the Norton Owen Reading Room

*If indoors, no observation

Saturday, August 24

2pm | Boston Ballet

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth. Call the bus hotline at 413.207.4082 to order tickets or for more information.

2:15pm | Urban Bush Women

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth. Call the bus hotline at 413.207.4082 to order tickets or for more information.

4pm | PillowTalkMikko Nissinen in Boston

5:30pm | Guided Tour

6:15pm |Inside/Out: Mozaik Dance

Ongoing | Explore Exhibits

Ongoing | Visit the Archives and the Norton Owen Reading Room