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Jacob's Pillow

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Address: 358 George Carter Rd, Becket, MA 01223-4001
Phone Number: 413-243-0745
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Annual Visit Terrific Again - Go Even if not a Dance Afficionado

We try to come here once a year when in the Berkshires. It never disappoints. The site is magnificent at the top of a ridge.If you have tickets for a show, go early to see the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Douglas T
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We try to come here once a year when in the Berkshires. It never disappoints. The site is magnificent at the top of a ridge.If you have tickets for a show, go early to see the free program on a deck looking out over a valley. Bring a sandwich or salad and buy a glass of wine or a beer... More 

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Flagler Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we saw the most amazing dancers i had ever seen -- it was an overwhelming experience. but since the shows change all summer, let me tell you it doesn't matter who is dancing: the quality is top notch. we took a walk around the property before & after and it's just fabulous. we watched the students rehearsing, we wandered into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful Berkshire setting. A mix of different dance styles, dance troups every week. Scenic picnic grounds. Outdoor dance talks. Fun for both novice and cultivated dance fans.

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Boca Raton, Fl.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was there for a Saturday matinee in the theater on a sweltering afternoon. Enjoyed a preconcert explanation that was funny, entertaining, and educating. The setting is a gem, beautiful flowerbeds and planting, rustic buildings, free parking. Such a change from Tanglewood. Excellent musicians for the ensemble. Hard to find for us first timers, but we will be back. Felt like... More 

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Thank Spreckles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have seen some wonderful dance performances here. Beautiful scenic atmosphere. Great for lunch now that The Haven has an on site outpost here. A must stop on your visit to the Berkshires !!!!

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Bridgeport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw dorrance dancers on a very hot afternoon. They were terrific. Outstanding talented dancers made the temperature seem minor. This was a Great show at a great site. Never saw a poor performance at Jacobs pillow.

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Thank Mora1234
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see a free show outside at the beautiful outdoor stage. Where else can you go with a family and picnic and see such talent for free. This is an amazing gift. Didn't see a ticketed show but had to be wonderful if the outdoor show was so good. Saw kilowatt dance company from nyc and they were unbelievable... More 

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Western MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have never previously been exposed to much dancing but went 6 times this summer. Free shows at 6:15 pm Wed.-Sun. Doris Duke is smaller venue and is air conditioned. Larger Ted Shawn ~600 seats is not air conditioned and can be uncomfortable on hot humid nights. Tickets should be obtained in advance. Excellent web site to see dance highlights. Located... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I had a fabulous time at Jacob's Pillow. We loved the Dorrance presentation immensely and equally enjoyed the lecture beforehand and the documentary afterwards. The grounds were beautiful, and volunteers were gracious and helpful. It was a hot day and water and fans were nicely distributed. HOWEVER, we ate at the haven in a beautiful tent on... More 

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Western Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My dance-loving friends and the beautiful grounds are what bring me back every year. A performance in the Shawn Theater on Aug. 7th left us scratching our heads and was a poor value: $69 to watch a troupe of bare-chested men from Paris for an hour. Toward the end, a dancer gave a speech in Arabic. The program gave no... More 

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