Oberammergau Passion Play 2022 Tickets and Performances

Guaranteed Passion Play Tickets

Once again, Nawas has guaranteed Oberammergau Passion Play 2022 tickets for all our programs. Further, we have the largest block of First Class (Category 1) tickets with arrangements for every performance. As in past Play years, we get our ticket allotment directly from the Passion Play Committee in Oberammergau. So, we can assure you that all our travelers will attend the play.

Performances

Way of the CrossThe 42nd Passion Play, which was postponed from 2020, will premier May 14, 2022. More than 500,000 spectators from around the world are expected to attend the performances of this epic, once-a-decade event.

The five-hour musical drama follows the life of Jesus from the time He entered Jerusalem through the Resurrection. Most of the Passion Play is sung opera-style with a full orchestra and chorus providing a rich musical backdrop. Over 2000 people — nearly half the population of the village — will have parts in the production, either on stage or behind the scenes.

The modern play takes place on an open-air stage with a covered auditorium seating 4,700. With a total cast of 1,000, the play boasts 130 speaking parts and hundreds of smaller parts. To be eligible for a role, the person must have either been born in Oberammergau or lived there 20 years.

Passion Play Facts

Virtually every villager’s life is dominated by the play. More than 2,000 people are directly involved, both on and behind the stage. In addition to performers there are 50 members each in the orchestra and chorus. Further, many others work as set and costume designers, electricians, stagehands, etc. Still others cater to the thousands of visitors who come to see the play.

We expect that Oberammergau Passion Play 2022 tickets will be in high demand! Be sure to book early so you don’t miss out.

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2022 Performance Dates:

The first public performance debuts Sunday, May 15, 2022 with performances on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The last performance will be Sunday, October 2, 2022.

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Play Information:

Director: Christian Stückl, who will direct the play for the fourth time.

Musical Director and Conductor: Markus Zwink, who has been the music manager since 2000.

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Key Dates

October 2018: In a special church service the village of Oberammergau renewed their Passion Play vow, first made in 1633.  As part of the festivities, the main actors for the roles of Jesus, Mary, Peter, Judas, Pontius Pilate and Caiaphas were introduced.

November 2019:  Play rehearsals began.

Ash Wednesday 2021: The traditional “Hair Decree.”  On this date, per a long-standing tradition all the male performers begin to let their hair and beards grow in preparation for their roles in the play.

July 2021: The Pest-Play premiers. The play retells the story of Kaspar Schisler, who brought the plague into Oberammergau in 1633 during the 30 Year War. It recounts the terrible months when many townspeople succumbed to the plague, and how the villagers’ made their pledge to perform the Passion Play every 10 years.

May 14, 2022: The Opening performance of the 42nd Passion Play, by Invitation Only.

October 2, 2022: The last performance will take place.