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.

Activities for all ages include experiencing Free Inside/Out performances, tours, and talks on our beautiful public grounds. Great for the family!

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 Pittsfield residents riding the bus. 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.

Pickup Locations
  • Morningside Community School, 100 Burbank St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 16 Melville St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
  • Silvio O. Conte Community School, 200 W Union St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
  • Christian Center, 193 Robbins Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201
  • Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library, 1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201
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 Schedule.

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Trips to the Pillow


First Route to the Pillow

Pickup at Morningside Community School | noon
Pickup at Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires | 12:05PM
Pickup at Silvio O. Conte Community School | 12:15PM
Pickup at Christian Center | 12:20PM
Pickup at Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library | 12:25PM
Arrive at Jacob’s Pillow | 1PM

Second Route to the Pillow
Pickup at Morningside Community School |3PM
Pickup at Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires | 3:05PM
Pickup at Silvio O. Conte Community School | 3:15PM
Pickup at Christian Center | 3:20PM
Pickup at Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library | 3:25PM
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 Christian Center | 4:55PM
Drop-off at Silvio O. Conte Community School | 5PM
Drop-off at Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires | 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 Christian Center | 8:10PM
Drop-off at Silvio O. Conte Community School | 8:15PM
Drop-off at Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires | 8:20PM
Drop-off at Morningside Community School | 8:25PM

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SATURDAY, JUNE 30

1:30pm | Pre-Show Talk: Pilobolus | FREE
1:30–3:30pm |  The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Open Rehearsal | FREE
If indoors, no observation.
1:45pm | Pre-Show Talk: Ephrat Asherie Dance | FREE
2pm | Pilobolus*
2:15pm | Ephrat Asherie Dance*
3:45–5pm |  The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Open Rehearsal | FREE
If indoors, no observation.
4pm | PillowTalk: Through You | FREE
5:30pm | Guided Tour | FREE
6:15pm | Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Gaga Program | FREE

 

Ongoing
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
Hours vary by location | Food at the Pillow

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

SATURDAY, JULY 7

1:30pm | Pre-Show Talk: Batsheva – The Young Ensemble | FREE
1:30–3:30pm | The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Open Rehearsal | FREE
If indoors, no observation.
1:45pm | Pre-Show Talk: Nicola Gunn | FREE
2pm | Batsheva – The Young Ensemble*
2:15pm | Nicola Gunn*
3:45–5pm | The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Open Rehearsal | FREE
If indoors, no observation.
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
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
Hours vary by location | Food at the Pillow

*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
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
Hours vary by location | Food at the Pillow

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

Note: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Contemporary Program observation schedule will be posted one week prior to program start date. 

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
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
Hours vary by location | Food at the Pillow

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

Note: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Contemporary Program observation schedule will be posted one week prior to program start date. 

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*
Compañía Sharon Fridman presented in accordance with Contemporary Dance from Spain Series.
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
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
Hours vary by location | Food at the Pillow

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

The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Contemporary Program observation schedule will be posted one week prior to program start date.

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
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
Hours vary by location | Food at the Pillow

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

Note: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Musical Theatre Dance Program observation schedule will be posted one week prior to program start date. 

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
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
Hours vary by location | Food at the Pillow

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

Note: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Musical Theatre Dance Program observation schedule will be posted one week prior to program start date. 

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
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
Hours vary by location | Food at the Pillow

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

Note: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Musical Theatre Dance Program observation schedule will be posted one week prior to program start date. 

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
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
Hours vary by location | Food at the Pillow

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


Note: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Musical Theatre Dance Program observation schedule will be posted one week prior to program start date.