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.

Family-friendly activities for all ages includes experiencing more the 200 free events including performances, tours, and talks on our beautiful public grounds. Great for the family!

Enjoy a matinee performance with discounted tickets available to Pittsfield residents riding the bus or join us at Inside/Out, our FREE outdoor dance performance series, no ticket required. Outside food and beverages are welcome and picnicking is encouraged.

FREE round-trip bus transportation from Pittsfield neighborhoods.


How to reserve your seat:

  • Call 413.207.4082
  • Leave your name, number of people in your party, Pittsfield pick-up location, and phone number.
  • You will receive a phone confirmation from Pillow staff.
  • Walk-ups are welcome, but seats and matinee tickets cannot be guaranteed.

What to bring:

  • Be prepared for rain and sun. Umbrellas, hats, and don’t forget bug spray!
  • Bring a water bottle.
  • The Pillow is not responsible for any items lost or stolen on the bus.

Food at the Pillow:

  • All Day | Picnic on the grounds; bring your own food and drinks
  • noon-11pm | The Southfield Store at the Pillow
  • noon-9:30pm | The Southfield Coffee Bar

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

1:30pm | Pre-Show Talk: Royal Danish Ballet | FREE
1:45pm | Pre-Show Talk: Ragamala Dance Company | FREE
2pm | Royal Danish Ballet*
2:15pm | Ragamala Dance Company*
4pm | PillowTalk: Nikolaj Hübbe’s Royal Danish Ballet | FREE
5:30pm | Guided Tour | FREE
6:15pm | Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Ballet Program| FREE

 

Ongoing
9am-noon | Observe dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Dance of the Ages | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Gotta Dance, Too! | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Paramodernities/Revelations | FREE
noon-10pm | Archives/Norton Owen Reading Room | FREE

 

*Ticketed events; special price for riders; subject to availability

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

1:30pm | Pre-Show Talk: Pilobolus | FREE
1:45pm | Pre-Show Talk: Ephrat Asherie Dance | FREE
2pm | Pilobolus*
2:15pm | Ephrat Asherie Dance*
4pm | PillowTalk: Through You | FREE
5:30pm | Guided Tour | FREE
6:15pm | Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Gaga Program | FREE

 

Ongoing
9am-noon | Observe dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Dance of the Ages | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Gotta Dance, Too! | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Paramodernities/Revelations | FREE
noon-10pm | Archives/Norton Owen Reading Room | FREE

 

*Ticketed events; special price for riders; subject to availability

SATURDAY, JULY 7

1:30pm | Pre-Show Talk: Batsheva – The Young Ensemble | FREE
1:45pm | Pre-Show Talk: Nicola Gunn | FREE
2pm | Batsheva – The Young Ensemble*
2:15pm | Nicola Gunn*
4pm | PillowTalk: Mr. Gaga in Person | FREE
5:30pm | Guided Tour | FREE
6:15pm | Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Gaga Program | FREE

 

Ongoing
9am-noon | Observe dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Dance of the Ages | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Gotta Dance, Too! | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Paramodernities/Revelations | FREE
noon-10pm | Archives/Norton Owen Reading Room | FREE

 

*Ticketed events; special price for riders; subject to availability

SATURDAY, JULY 14

1:30pm | Pre-Show Talk: Sidi Larb Cherkaoui’s Eastman | FREE
1:45pm | Pre-Show Talk: PHILADANCO! | FREE
2pm | Sidi Larb Cherkaoui’s Eastman*
2:15pm | PHILADANCO!*
4pm | PillowTalk: Founding PHILADANCO! | FREE
5:30pm | Guided Tour | FREE
6:15pm | Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Contemporary Program | FREE

 

Ongoing
9am-noon | Observe dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Dance of the Ages | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Gotta Dance, Too! | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Paramodernities/Revelations | FREE
noon-10pm | Archives/Norton Owen Reading Room | FREE

 

*Ticketed events; special price for riders; subject to availability

SATURDAY, JULY 21

1:30pm | Pre-Show Talk: Dorrance Dance | FREE
1:45pm | Pre-Show Talk: Cie Art Move Concept | FREE
2pm | Dorrance Dance*
2:15pm | Cie Art Move Concept*
4pm | PillowTalk: Dance We Must | FREE
5:30pm | Guided Tour | FREE
6:15pm | Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Contemporary Program | FREE

 

Ongoing
9am-noon | Observe dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Dance of the Ages | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Gotta Dance, Too! | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Paramodernities/Revelations | FREE
noon-10pm | Archives/Norton Owen Reading Room | FREE

 

*Ticketed events; special price for riders; subject to availability

SATURDAY, JULY 28

1:30pm | Pre-Show Talk: Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE with Arturo O’Farrill & Resist | FREE
1:45pm | Pre-Show Talk: Compañía Sharon Fridman  | FREE
2pm | Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE with Arturo O’Farrill & Resist*
2:15pm | Compañía Sharon Fridman*
4pm | PillowTalk: The Ted Shawn Theatre’s Next Act | FREE
5:30pm | Guided Tour | FREE
6:15pm | Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Contemporary Program | FREE

 

Ongoing
9am-noon | Observe dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Dance of the Ages | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Gotta Dance, Too! | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Paramodernities/Revelations | FREE
noon-10pm | Archives/Norton Owen Reading Room | FREE

 

*Ticketed events; special price for riders; subject to availability

NOTE: Compañía Sharon Fridman presented in accordance with Contemporary Dance from Spain Series

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

1:30pm | Pre-Show Talk: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago | FREE
1:45pm | Pre-Show Talk: Faye Driscoll | FREE
2pm | Hubbard Street Dance Chicago*
2:15pm | Faye Driscoll*
4pm | PillowTalk: 40 Years of Hubbard Street | FREE
5:30pm | Guided Tour | FREE
6:15pm | Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Musical Theatre Dance Program | FREE

 

Ongoing
9am-noon | Observe dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Dance of the Ages | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Gotta Dance, Too! | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Paramodernities/Revelations | FREE
noon-10pm | Archives/Norton Owen Reading Room | FREE

 

*Ticketed events; special price for riders; subject to availability

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

12:30pm | Pre-Show Talk: Paramodernities by Netta Yerushalmy | FREE
1pm | Paramodernities by Netta Yerushalmy*
1:30pm | Pre-Show Talk: Limón Dance Company | FREE
2pm | Limón Dance Company*
4pm | PillowTalk: Limón’s Resurgence | FREE
5:30pm | Guided Tour | FREE
6:15pm | Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Musical Theatre Dance Program | FREE

 

Ongoing
9am-noon | Observe dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Dance of the Ages | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Gotta Dance, Too! | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Paramodernities/Revelations | FREE
noon-10pm | Archives/Norton Owen Reading Room | FREE

 

*Ticketed events; special price for riders; subject to availability

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

1:30pm | Pre-Show Talk: Houston Ballet | FREE
1:45pm | Pre-Show Talk: Sonya Tayeh | FREE
2pm | Houston Ballet*
2:15pm | Sonya Tayeh*
4pm | PillowTalk: Bob Fosse: Big Deal | FREE
5:30pm | Guided Tour | FREE
6:15pm | Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Musical Theatre Dance Program | FREE

 

Ongoing
9am-noon | Observe dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Dance of the Ages | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Gotta Dance, Too! | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Paramodernities/Revelations | FREE
noon-10pm | Archives/Norton Owen Reading Room | FREE

 

*Ticketed events; special price for riders; subject to availability

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

1:30pm | Pre-Show Talk: Stars of American Ballet | FREE
1:45pm | Pre-Show Talk: ODC/Dance | FREE
2pm | Stars of American Ballet*
2:15pm | OCD/Dance*
4pm | PillowTalk: Robbins Reconsidered | FREE
5:30pm | Guided Tour | FREE
6:15pm | Inside/Out: Subject:Matter | FREE

 

Ongoing
9am-noon | Observe dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Dance of the Ages | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Gotta Dance, Too! | FREE
noon-10pm | Exhibit: Paramodernities/Revelations | FREE
noon-10pm | Archives/Norton Owen Reading Room | FREE

 

*Ticketed events; special price for riders; subject to availability