The Easter Story told live in the
heart of Edinburgh

After a year of planning… It’s all over!

‘Hope Rises’

The play was performed for a live audience over the Easter weekend to upwards of three hundred and fifty people… And we reached even more through our first ever live stream!

Thank you to everyone who came along to support us and share in the telling of this hopeful story during troubling times. 

The Easter Story was brought to life in the centre of Edinburgh by our talented community cast, with the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

Watch the 2022 Easter Play here

We had some very successful wraparound events too! Sixty four people took part in our Easter themed treasure hunt and it was a pleasure to see so many children running around the gardens.

We also ran the ‘Giving Tree’ where people could take a charitable tag from the cross and fulfil the need of someone or something to spread the love!

With thanks to Sandy McGhie and Grant Bulloch for photographs

Appeal for Donations

We want to make the production more accessible by live streaming again next year!

This has increased our budget to £28,320 and our grants and donations, to date, amount to £24,000. We are committed to staging a free production, telling the Easter story each year in the heart of the city. Can you help us?

If you could spare the cost of a coffee or an evening meal, we would be so grateful. (You could call it your “lost supper”.)

If most of the 5,000 viewers donated the cost of a coffee, we would be covered. Would it not be great to have 5,000 “feed” our production?

  • Use our Stewardship account to make a one-off donation or become a regular supporter. Note: Stewardship will invite you to create an account. If you’d rather not do this, simply select the option “Continue as guest”.
  • Or give directly by bank transfer to Princes Street Easter Play Trust, Account number 06000574, Sort code 80-06-20
  • For more information, contact us on

Thank you.


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