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Badlands Passion Play

605 17 St SW, Drumheller, Canada
Performance Art Theatre



Events in the Badlands Amphitheatre:

Summer 2018: 25th Season: Badlands Passion Play
July 6 (Sold out), 7, 8
July 13, 14, 15
July 20, 21, 22

August 4: Opera: Carmen in the Badlands

August 25 - Canadian Icon Series: TBA Be carried back 2000 years to the land and events that changed the course of history.
Witness the dramatic portrayal of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in an acoustically superb natural amphitheatre in Drumheller, Alberta every July.



Above The Badlands Amphitheatre, home to the Badlands Passion Play, you can see a long way. These are the angel points, where actors perform high up on the hills surrounding Canada's largest outdoor stage - a view big enough to take in the sun and the moon. Thanks to our great crew member Moriah Ohlhauser for the incredible panorama photo.

A quick look at the many hours of rehearsing and preparation for the Badlands Passion Play. A lot can happen in just a few seconds on Canada's largest outdoor stage!

We're into our second rehearsal weekend. Last year this is what happened at the end of the second weekend. A little rain. A little sun. And then a double rainbow.

Opening Night is sold out. Get your tickets at! Aaron Krogman reprises his role as Jesus in the 25th season of the Badlands Passion Play Aaron, quoted in the Red Deer Advocate , says about playing Jesus: “a disruptor, a wrench in the system… more interesting than imagining him as a beatific peacenik, surrounded by children and lambs." Read all about the 2018 season of the Badlands Passion Play at the The Badlands Amphitheatre this summer. "He’s 'super excited' about returning to the Canadian Badlands Passion Play. 'This summer’s run should be extra special,' he said, since 15 original songs, composed by Luke Ertman in a style comparable to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, have been woven into the story line. Krogman believes the songs will help audience members understand what characters are feeling at key moments in the story line." Tickets:

Last weekend, the 2018 cast gathered for their first weekend of rehearsals. Each summer for the last 25 years, hundreds of volunteer actors have travelled and given their time to portraying this epic story for thousands of visitors from around the world. Their hard work, dedication, and commitment is inspiring. This year, The Institute of Outdoor Theatre awarded a Certificate of Merit to one of our actors, Tim Berlando recognizing his "outstanding and unstinting volunteer support of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play over the past 5 years". Well done Tim. And a big thank you to our Great Big Cast. You can send our actors some support in the comments below as they head into their second weekend of rehearsals. Go Great Big Cast!

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"Spectacular." "Amazing" "An unforgettable experience!" Each summer in the heart of the Canadian Badlands, a cast of hundreds tells an epic story of faith, hope, and love on Canada's largest outdoor stage. For 25 years, hundreds of thousands of people have visited our spectacular amphitheatre to enjoy this award-winning portrayal of the life of Christ. Live music, original costumes, Roman armour, animal actors - all in a incredible natural setting. Join us for the experience of a lifetime! Tickets:

TICKET GIVEAWAY! In honour of Mother's Day weekend and our 25th season of performances, we are giving away 25 single tickets to the 2018 Badlands Passion Play / July 6-22, 2018. To enter this giveaway, go to this page: and join our email newsletter - a place where we share behind-the-scenes news about the Badlands Amphitheatre along with event pre-sales, discounts and special offers. For Mother's Day, 25 people will be drawn at random and receive a ticket for the Badlands Passion Play! (1 entry per household and 1 entry per email. The contest expires at midnight on Sunday, May 13 and the winners will be notified by email. ) Happy Mother's Day weekend to everyone!

Our little corner of the world is pretty amazing. #Repost @travelalberta ・・・ Hit up the Royal Tyrrell museum by day. Walk, run, or better yet, bike your way through 18 kilometers of pathways by night. Photo by @wanderingtides | #explorealberta

And here's another visitor from last year. Or maybe a return visitor to The Badlands Amphitheatre? With over 250 acres of space including 6 acres of performing space, there's plenty of room for everyone to have a look around. Come by and visit the site. Say hello. Take some photos. We'd love to see you. Video: Kimberley Church

An early morning visitor to our site. 🦌 Come by The Badlands Amphitheatre and say hello. Take a walk through the theatre and the surrounding hills. See the site of the Badlands Passion Play and our summer concert series. It's a beautiful place. Photo: Kimberley Church Upcoming Events: Badlands Passion Play - July 6-22, 2018 Carmen: Opera in the Badlands - August 4, 2018 Canadian Icons Concert: TBA announced May 8 - August 25, 2018