A vow, made in times of absolutely misery, has been fulfilled on the outdoor stage of the Passion Play Theatre - with dedication and pride continuous for over 350 years.
The 42nd Passion Play will be held from 16 May to 4 October 2020 - 102 performances are planned. With 4,500 seats in the covered auditorium, the Passionstheater Oberammergau is the largest open-air theater with a covered auditorium in the world. An overview of the timetableDetails
In 1632 the pestilence, a plague, had infested Oberammergau and by 1633 nearly every family had come to experience death. People, brought down with the pestilence, vowed to perform every ten years at the towns cemetery, a Passion play depiction the suffering and dying of Christ if there would be no more deaths by the pestilence.Details