Passion Plays and Biblical Literacy

A man in a boiler suit stands in the centre of a church aisle in front of the altar as promotion for a Passion Play.

Passion Plays help address the lack of biblical literacy in the UK.

According to a study undertaken by YouGov on behalf of the Bible Society in 2014, biblical literacy is very low among people of all ages, particularly younger people.

Did you know 43% of children who took part indicated that they have never seen, read or heard the story of the Crucifixion?

Did you know over 60% of children indicated they had not read, seen or heard the Feeding of the 5,000 (61%) or the Good Samaritan (61%)?

Free performances of Passion Plays are fresh ways to educate and inform as they present the Easter story in lively and engaging ways to everyone free of charge.

Find a free Passion Play this Easter!


Two men in black drag Jesus to the cross while a crowd watches. Two other men are on crosses on either side of him during the Stafford Passion Play.

Is your Passion Play Anti-Semitic?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You may be aware of the dreadful history of anti-semitism...

Jesus in a white robe stands with the whole cast and crew of Brighton Passion Play after the free performance on Good Friday.

Further reading about Passion Plays

Here are two book recommendations if you are thinking of...