An epic story of faith, hope and love told on Canada's largest outdoor stage

Weekends: July 1 – July 16


Current Special: 2 Tickets for $115





Each summer, in the heart of the Canadian Badlands, a group of actors, crew, and volunteers perform the story of the life of Christ on Canada’s largest outdoor stage.

Now in its 28th seasons, over 270,000 guests have experienced the Badlands Passion Play .

The play is performed on over 6 acres of playing space in the spectacular Badlands Amphitheatre.

2023 WEEKEND 1:

  • Friday, June 30 – 6 PM (Preview performance)
    Ticket limited Reached. 
  • Saturday, July 1 – 6 PM
  • Sunday, July 2 – 4 PM

2023 WEEKEND 2:

  • Friday, July 7 – 6 PM
  • Saturday, July 8 – 6 PM
  • Sunday, July 9 – 4 PM

2023 WEEKEND 3:

  • Friday, July 14 – 6 PM
  • Saturday, July 15 – 6 PM
  • Sunday, July 16 – 4 PM

Due to the sound sensitivity of our Amphitheatre, babies and children under 6 are not permitted to attend the Badlands Passion Play.


ADULT: 18 – 64  |  SENIOR: 65+  | YOUTH: 6– 17


Lower Section

Upper Section

Adult: $79

Adult: $69

Senior: $69

Senior: $59

Youth: $59

Youth: $49


For over 28 years, hundreds of thousands of audience members like you have experienced an epic story of faith, hope & love on Canada’s largest outdoor stage.

The Badlands Passion Play is a 3 hour outdoor performance (including a 30 minute intermission).

Doors open one hour prior to the performance. Though your seat is assigned, please arrive early to enjoy services in the Badlands Arts Centre.  For best seats or a block of seats, reserve ahead.

Age Restriction

Due to the sound sensitivity of our amphitheatre, babies and children under 6 are not permitted to attend the Badlands Passion Play. If you are gifting tickets to someone, please make them aware of this policy along with the narrative of the play as some scenes can be disturbing to younger children. 

Accessible Seating
Special needs and accessible seating is available by calling the Box Office only and cannot be purchased online.
No Photography during the performance

IMPORTANT: Photography of any kind and mobile phone use during the performance is strictly forbidden. We will be providing professional photos online. The Badlands Passion Play is an immersive personal experience. Mobile phone use photography is extremely distracting to the actors and the other guests around you. Please co-operate with this policy. We reserve the right to remove those who are distracting other guests from the performance audience. 

Tickets must be paid for at the time of booking. We accept cash, VISA, MasterCard and AMEX. Seats are assigned and tickets mailed to the purchaser when full payment is received. Prices include all applicable taxes. All sales are final—no refunds. This is an all-weather performance—check our rain policy below.
Service Fee

A service fee of $6 applies to each ticket.  Parking is $5 per vehicle in advance and $10 at the gate.

Group Discounts
Many groups (schools, clubs, colleges, tour companies, churches, family reunions) come to the Passion Play each year. Why not enjoy your special day with others?

We can design a group package that is just right for you. Groups must book over the phone (1-888-823-2001) or in person through our Box Office to receive their discount.

10+ people: 15% off the regular ticket price
25+ people: 20% off the regular ticket price
40+ people: 25% off the regular ticket price

Weather Policy

A performance is considered complete once Jesus has been sentenced by Pilate. In a storm, we do not use the crosses for the safety of our actors. As an outdoor production the Passion Play is performed in wet conditions, but there may be times when we need to pause the show for a short time to allow weather to pass. If it appears that dangerous conditions (lightning, wind, etc.) will develop, we will cancel the show and advise you to move to your vehicle. For the safety of all, please exit in a controlled manner.

If the show is cancelled before Jesus is sentenced by Pilate you have the following options:

  1. Request ticket vouchers for another performance this season. 
  2. Request ticket vouchers for a performance next season.
  3. Donate the cost of your tickets to the Badlands Passion Play Society for a tax receipt.

You will be contacted by email by the Box office and provided with an online form to fill out your preference. 


Tickets for the Badlands Passion Play are divided into 2 levels – the Lower Bowl (Red) and the Upper Bowl (Blue). Every seat and section offers great views of the play.

Where you choose to sit depends on your preference.

Our Box Office can help you decide where to sit (403-823-2001) or you can choose your seat yourself by booking online.

Please note that there is a $6 ticket fee per ticket. Parking is $5 per vehicle in advance and $10 at the gate. Tickets are non-refundable.


The Badlands Passion Play is a large scale production. A member professional theatre crew gathers each spring to mount the production with a small core of professional actors. Volunteer actors from every background rehearse on weekends for weeks to prepare for the show.



For more information, call 403-823-2001 or email us at info@badlandsamp.com.



The Badlands Passion Play is a non-profit production run by the Canadian Badlands Passion Play Society.  A tax receipt  is available to those  who donate a minimum of $20.

Charitable No. 131488223RR0001