One of America’s most attended outdoor dramas, the Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, depicts the last week of Jesus Christ’s life on earth. The large-scale dramatic production takes place in a 4,000-seat outdoor amphitheater and includes a cast of Biblically-costumed actors, live animals, and special lighting and sound effects. If you’re interested in attending the Great Passion Play and other park attractions, find out how to make the most of your experience below.
The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs is one of the area’s most popular attractions. To discover more amazing things to do on your Eureka Springs trip, access our free Vacation Guide! We’ve included local tips on where to find the best restaurants, historical sites, downtown tours, shops, and more.
Your Guide to the Passion Play in Eureka Springs
About the Passion Play
Beginning in 1968, The Great Passion Play has attracted visitors to the beautiful Ozark Mountains and Eureka Springs for more than 50 years. In the stunning outdoor amphitheater, you can watch the epic story of Christ’s last days on earth unfold. A cast of 170 Biblically-costumed actors, live animals, special lighting and sound effects, and a multi-level set come together to create this unforgettable experience.
How Long is the Passion Play?
The Great Passion Play is approximately one hour and forty-five minutes long. You can read more about the story here.
More Park Attractions
The Park offers much more than just the Passion Play! You’ll find one of the largest Christ memorial statues, guided tours, ancient Biblical artifacts, a gift shop, and more. Discover each of the Passion Play park attractions here:
- The Christ of the Ozarks
- Holy Land Tour
- The Bible Museum
- Sacred Arts Museum
- History Museum
- “God with Us: New Testament” Movie
- Passion Play Gift Shop
The Passion Play performance takes place the first weekend in May through the last weekend in October. View the 2018 Season Schedule for more information and daily hours.
Tickets & Directions
Tickets for the Passion Play and park attractions can be purchased online and include several options. You can choose to purchase tickets for just the Play or opt for the Bible Experience Package which includes the Play and the Holy Land Tour. A few additional options include an In-Depth Tabernacle Teaching, a Backstage Tour, a New Testament Movie Showing, and the Buffet Dinner, which is served in the Passion Play’s Great Hall Buffet.
The Passion Play is located at 935 Passion Play Road, just a 26-minute drive from Beaver Lake Cottages.
Where to Stay
If you’re looking for the best place to stay with convenient access to the Passion Play in Eureka Springs, look no further than Beaver Lake Cottages. Our charming cabins are nestled alongside Beaver Lake, offering stunning views and plenty of space to relax. In addition, you’ll be just minutes from the best Eureka Springs attractions including delicious restaurants, hiking trails, Beaver Lake activities, and more!
Browse our cozy cabins and discover the fabulous amenities you can enjoy during your stay. From Jacuzzi tubs for two to meals prepared by a private chef, there are countless ways to relax at Beaver Lake Cottages.
If you’re ready to plan the ultimate Eureka Springs vacation, check the availability of all our accommodations and book your stay today. We look forward to hosting you soon!