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The Canadian Badlands Passion Play

605 17th Street SW, Drumheller, Alberta T0M2A0, Canada
+1 403-823-2001
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Beautiful Production

This was my first passion play, and i was incredibly impressed. The performance was lovely and high... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Calgary, Canada
Longest Running Play in the World...

We came a bit too early in the year for the play but the site was open and it was a stunning day so... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Lisa B
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Deep in the Canadian Badlands, a location famous for its prehistoric attractions, lies a hidden valley where the events of a not-so-distant past echo, a place where ancient Israel is reborn and you can experience, "the greatest story ever told." The 14,000 who come each July are moved to laughter and tears by the dramatic portrayal of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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605 17th Street SW, Drumheller, Alberta T0M2A0, Canada
+1 403-823-2001
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This was my first passion play, and i was incredibly impressed. The performance was lovely and high quality, with the cast reciting the entire book of John to tell their story. I found it to be quite powerful and the setting to be terrific.

1  Thank Alberthana
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We came a bit too early in the year for the play but the site was open and it was a stunning day so we went in and took some photos. Beautiful. So grand in scale it makes you feel so tiny. 300+ actors and...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Although they were closed when we came, the shear sight was awesome and worth the visit to see. Definitely worth coming back in season

1  Thank kody d
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is performed by great actors and occurs in a natural amphitheatre. The acting is always great and because there is audience participation (of sorts) it feels like the audience is part of the play. It is quite amazing!!

1  Thank Cathy R
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This place is on our list as we heard a lot about it but sadly they only play in month of July(( We can't wait for July 2017. I visited the location to get teh feel only & is very good & people who are...More

Thank AnonymousAlberta15
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Seeing the gospel acted out in the backdrop of the badlands was amazing. Brings a whole new dimension to the story. Be sure to check the weather before you go so you can be prepared and bring a cushion as you sit on wooden benches.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 11 August 2016

we drove 6 hours to see this play and it was worth every kilometre! the play is done in the badlands and they use all the hills around the stage as part of their setting; The story line is awesome and I will see it...More

Thank Cobravii
Reviewed 11 August 2016

My mom and I went to this our first night in Drumheller and we were absolutely astounded. The amphitheatre was huge and the set was very impressive. We were seated near the crucifixion which I thought was the better end to be seated on honestly....More

3  Thank Celesticles B
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The Badlands Passion Play is an experience not to be missed. This year was the first year of the new script and yes, there were some technical difficulties and there is some polishing to be done but believe me the Directors won't rest until it...More

Thank april19852016
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Yesterday we went to our first Badlands Passion Play in Drumhellar. This is not just a play or a performance, this is an EXPERIENCE! Oh my goodness, the stage was in the setting of the Badlands hills and it was surreal to see angels and...More

Thank lifebuild12
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Annette L
We are a group with 4 kids aged from 6-12. Without limited knowledge of bible story , will the play be interesting enough to draw their attention ? Will there be bloody scenes involved? How long will the show last ?
13 October 2016|
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Response from Vance_Neudorf | Property representative |
Our performances last 3 hours in total and that includes a 20 minute intermission. Over the years we have found that the performance holds a child's attention (they need to be 6 and over to attend) as there is so much... More
Hi, just want to check if there is a schedule to when they do this play? I went to their website but seemed they stopped of this year as they are selling 2017 tickets. I wanted to wait & call them but they open in 3 hours time so if u guys can answer me back so to plan our trip to drumheller & if u think we need to see something else, pls let me know. have a great day )
15 September 2016|
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Response from Vance_Neudorf | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for the question. It just came to us this morning but I think you came by the site yesterday. We are selling a great package at the moment that allows you to buy tickets now but book the actual day and time for... More
Pat H
Where to eat ?
8 August 2016|
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Response from Vance_Neudorf | Property representative |
Drumheller has a wide variety of choices, Irish pub, sushi, korean, chinese, french inspired, waffle house, etc. plus all the fast food choices you could want.