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Jacob's Pillow

358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Becket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Performances
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Avon, Connecticut
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went to the season finale with friends. This was a first time for my wife, son and myself, and the experience left me wondering why we've waited so long to attend a performance here. We saw the Aspen/Santa Fe ballet, a world class dance company. The venue in the Massachusetts Berkshires is a beautiful complex, with two theaters, a... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Jacob's Pillow offers classical and modern dance. We'd seen much of the classical dancing that we chose the more creative this time. Their website has a good description of the content of the performances which makes it easier to decide what you'd like to see. My husband and I had salads from their cafe that we're adequate and quite good... More

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Westfield, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The dance performances are outstanding. The grounds are available for picnicking, beautifully landscaped setting with rustic buildings. Pre-performance talks are very informative.

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Montclair NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We started our visit with the free Inside/Out performance on the outdoor stage overlooking the mountains. Here the Jazz/Music students who attend the summer program (coming from all over the US and world) get to show their stuff. JP's resident teachers and renowned choreographers work with the young dancers over a 3-week period--and here in the beauty of a Berkshires... More

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Stuart, Florida
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62 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The beauty and tranquility of the venue provide the perfect setting for the explorations in dance that occur here. Casual performance spaces and dining/picnicking options remove the haughty formal feel attributed to most dance productions. Therein, how can one help but enjoy themselves here? The fact that the performances and the talent inherent in them are first-class only ices the... More

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177 reviews 177 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is hard to describe what they do at Jacob's Pillow. Firstly, it is an internationally renowned venue for dancers to train and perform. From a visito's perspective, it is a fun venue to watch both free performances and professional staged performances. For the free weekend shows, you will see dancers who are there to learn from professional trainers and... More

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Took us nine years to get here and wish we'd come sooner. We saw Circa in the Shawn theater and were blown away. Plan to get here for the 6:15 free exhibition, bring a picnic to eat at 7ish (food is sold on the property as well), see the pre-show talk at 7:30 (if there is one for your selection),... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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139 reviews 139 reviews
35 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Grab a picnic dinner, go early to get a place to sit (there are some picnic tables and many wooden benches), and enjoy the majestic atmosphere of the surroundings while waiting for the dance performance to begin. There is no photography allowed, which is great because it encourages people to be more involved with the performance instead of with their... More

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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121 reviews 121 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Jacob's Pillow is a delight for the art of dance as well as good food venues, education and outside dance performances available each night of their performances in the Shawn and Duke theaters. A real treat in the Berkshires, not to be missed.

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Princeton, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Jacob's Pillow is a Mecca for dance enthusiasts, and a cultural treasure for everyone. The grounds are spectacularly beautiful with gardens and picnic areas, a cafe, a fine dining venue, a snack bar, two wonderful performance theaters and the most incredible Inside/Out stage with the Berkshires as the backdrop. There is also a wonderful exhibit with dance as the theme.... More

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