The Easter Story told live in the
heart of Edinburgh

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2023 Edinburgh Easter Play, The Life of Jesus Christ by Peter Hutley, adapted and directed by Suzanne Lofthus. The performance will feature a cast of about 30 people in period costumes, including the participation of the Antonine Guards. The show will take place on Saturday 8th April 2023 at 2 pm in Princes Street Gardens. 

The Easter Play is accompanied by two wraparound events:

– a Giving Tree to collect charitable donations for national and international causes

– a Treasure Hunt for families, with Gospel-inspired clues and prizes for every participant. Children of all ages are welcome, but must be accompanied by at least an adult. Register in advance here or at this link 

For more information about previous versions of the play, visit our The story so far page. (photos removed and two added to the previous years’ photos). 

Watch the 2022 Easter Play here

These are production photos from Hope Rises, our 2022 production. We look forward to posting some photos of our 2023 production.

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.

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”.
  • For more information on how to make a direct payment, send us an email at or call us on 0131 652 0968.

Thank you.


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