The Canadian Badlands Passion Play

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play

A three-hour long play takes the audience into the Holy Land and tells the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.

Festival Dates: -
Festival Type: Arts & Culture
Community: Drumheller
Province: Alberta

For 23 years, the badlands near Drumheller have transformed into the Holy Land in the summer to tell the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. In a three-hour play, the audience remains captivated as the story is brought to life from a scripture-based script with realistic sets and costumes, and superb performances by the actors.

The play is always held in the natural bowl amphitheatre, but each year brings a fresh perspective on the story as the script, production and cast changes from year to year. 

Performance Dates for 2017

Evening performances start at 6 p.m.

July 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22

Afternoon performances start at 3 p.m.

July 9, 16, 23

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The show always goes on despite the weather, so make sure to bring sunscreen and sun protection as well as warm clothes and umbrellas just in case the weather turns. It doesn't hurt to bring cushions either, as you will be sitting in bleachersfor three hours (with a 20 minute break).

Check out our story to read more about this event and others happening in Drumheller this year.

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