The Easter Story told live in the
heart of Edinburgh

As the door to our 2022 projects shuts, our 2023 door opens! Plans are already well underway for the Easter Play 2023 so save the date: 8th April 2023. We’d also love to hear from you if you’d like to take part. There are multiple voluntary roles including acting, backstage, catering, costume and more… Go to the Get Involved page to find out more…

The Easter Play 2022: Hope Rises was reincarnated at the Sacred Arts Festival on the 16th and 17th of August at at Old St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Jeffrey Street… A big thank you to all that attended!

But thanks to the Sacred Arts Festival this story returned for a two day run at the Edinburgh Festival. The beautiful church setting added an intimacy for audiences that we haven’t seen in Princes Street Gardens before.

Take a look at these beautiful shots taken by Rod Penn

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 are ever grateful for any donations you have given over the years, however as costs continue to rise we are always in need of contributions if you are able.

With the success of our live streaming of the 2022 production we hope to do this in 2023 as well. This will enable us to increase our accessibility, reaching those who can’t get to Princes Street gardens for any reasons. This adds a huge amount to our budget. Help us to reach those who are less able or to spread our story across the world by donating today!

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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