Jacob’s Pillow Theater “Total Loss” After Early Morning Fire
A fire destroyed a theater at the Berkshire County dance center Jacob’s Pillow early this morning.
The Doris Duke theater, which seats 216 and opened in 1990, is one of two indoor theaters on the Becket, Massachusetts campus of Jacob’s Pillow. Officials say it caught fire around 7 a.m.
“The Becket fire department was first on scene," Becket select board vice chair Michael Lavery told WAMC. "The fire was a six alarm fire and six towns including Monterey were involved. I believe the fire was put out shortly before 9 a.m. but it was a total loss of the one building.”
Jacob’s Pillow cancelled its annual summer festival for the first time in its 88-year history this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.