Visiting Our Campus
During COVID-19

Welcome! Our campus is open.

Before you visit, please review the Frequently Asked Questions in the section below. Face masks are required at all times when on site, and social distancing is encouraged.

Although our grounds are open to enjoy, we are not currently offering any summer 2020 programming on site. No performance spaces or studios will be available for entry.

Download a self-guided tour map and discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds. Outdoor tables are available throughout campus, as well as at Inside/Out (the Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space) to enjoy picnics and/or family time. Please dispose of trash in the receptacles provided before you exit.

An appointment is required to visit the Archives. Appointments can be made in advance or same-day.

Your experience matters to us. It is our first priority to ensure all guests have a safe and enjoyable visit to Jacob’s Pillow. If you have a question or need assistance of any kind, please call the Main Office at 413.243.9919. We look forward to welcoming you!


Hours through August 30:
Welcome Center and restrooms: Thursday to Sunday 10am – 5pm
Archives appointments: Friday to Sunday 1pm – 5pm


We are committed to providing an inclusive environment that cultivates the celebration of the art of dance and its positive impact on communities. We are dedicated to fostering a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for everyone on our beautiful campus. You, as patrons and visitors of Jacob’s Pillow, are expected to contribute to our mutually respectful and welcoming community, supporting the world of dance and its citizens for generations to come.

In case of emergency, call the Becket Police Department at 413.623.6010.

What can I do on site?

ENJOY THE GROUNDS

Pack a picnic, grab your quaran-team, and enjoy our walking paths and dining on our outdoor tables. Our Great Lawn is available for (self-provided) lawn games, shade for afternoon reading, and space to spend in the open air. Please disinfect any surfaces you touch before and after you use, and take any garbage with you. 

 

VISIT THE ARCHIVES (appointment needed) 

The Jacob’s Pillow Archives will be open for visits by appointment on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 1:00 and 5:00pm. Please contact [email protected] or call 413-243-9919, ext. 152 to make an appointment. Appointments can be made in advance or on the same day. Visitors will be able to view videos from the past 87 seasons and peruse books and photographs. 

 

EXPLORE THE WELCOME CENTER

Please stop by the Welcome Center (located directly across from the Ted Shawn Theatre main entrance) where you can read and watch videos of artists across the years. The Welcome Center is open Thursday-Sunday from 10am-5pm.

 

TAKE A SELFIE AT THE PILLOW ROCK 

Did you know every artist that has performed at Jacob’s Pillow has taken a Pillow Rock photo? Located behind Hunter House (white building across from the Pillow Store), see the rock in which Jacob’s Pillow’s name originated. Share your selfie by tagging @jacobspillow for the chance to be featured on the Pillow’s social media.  

 

TAKE A SELF-GUIDED TOUR 

Click here to access our Self-Guided Tour. Learn about the landmarks on our site as you walk around our grounds. Our public WiFi network is ‘jacobspillow’

Can I access the Jacob's Pillow Archives?

The Jacob’s Pillow Archives will be open for visits by appointment on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 1:00 and 5:00pm. Please contact [email protected] or phone 413-243-9919, ext. 152 to make an appointment. Visitors will be able to view videos from the past 87 seasons and peruse books and photographs. Those who are unable to visit in person can engage online at danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org

 

The Welcome Center (near the Ted Shawn Theatre entrance) provides history, videos, and information to the public, while abiding by safe social distancing protocol.

Do I have to wear a facemask?

Yes, face masks are required to be worn on campus when CDC Social Distancing standards cannot be met. Please maintain a distance of 6 feet from those whom you have not been in close contact since the stay-at-home order was given.

Can I use the restroom?

Restroom facilities are available outside of our Annex Building. Located between our outdoor performance space and the Pillow Store. Restrooms will be available from 10am-5pm, Thursday-Sunday. Handwashing stations are located on the main path across from The Store, and outside the Restrooms nearest the Welcome Center.

Are dogs allowed on campus?

Yes. However, all animals must be on a leash at all times.