Manitoba's Passion Play


Celebrating its 19th season,

this summer's performance dates are

July 7 and 8 at 6:30 pm and

July 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 pm.

2018 Performances

This summer's performances begin Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 at 6:30 pm.



Live Orchestra

Returning for 2018, a group of musicians led by Christian Kantz and Jason Dyck of Winkler will volunteer their time and talents to provide musical accompaniment composed by Micheal Janzen and commissioned by Oak Valley for Manitoba's Passion Play.


Renovated stage and set

In 2011 a new, permanent set was built, complete with an expanded concrete stage and prefabricated flats. A crew of volunteers spent many hours constructing, painting, and assembling the new set. Backstage improvements were incorporated, providing additional enclosed storage and preparation areas.



Director Belita Sanders has written additional scenes for the beginning of the Passion Play. They incorporate the biblical stories of Jesus' birth and childhood, His baptism in the Jordan River, a number of His miracles and the Sermon on the Mount. This updated script will be performed in 2016.


WINNER of 2011 Best Event Based Attraction category in Pembina Valley Tourism's Regional Tourism Awards .

Invitation to Youth Groups

You're invited! Manitoba's Passion Play, set in the picturesque Pembina Valley, invites all youth and youth groups to one of this summer's performances. Our facility is open to you - come and see what we have to offer - an outdoor meditation hike, concessions and lots of open space. This just might be the perfect spot for your summer youth event. Interested in seeing the passion of Christ in a unique way? Call 888-264-2038 for more information and bring your youth group out for an unforgettable, remarkable experience.





2018 marks our 19th Season!


Experience the greatest story ever told...


Once again Oak Valley Productions Inc. presents the inspiring drama of Manitoba's Passion Play at its scenic outdoor theatre site near La Riviere, Manitoba.
Numerous volunteers from all across southern Manitoba, including cast, crew, front of house personnel and many more work together to present this unique Manitoba event. Year after year many are still discovering this hidden gem.


    Audience Comments


We really enjoyed this production. It is our second time and we wouldn't hesitate to return.
- Bill & Valerie, Teulon, MB


We have attended our church services each year for many years...have watched movies about the story of Christ's death and resurrection, but never before have we actually felt like we were a part of Christ's story of who He was, how He and His mother and disciples and others acted and reacted. Thank you for the moving and beautiful portrayal of this most important story.
- Glen & Val


We both enjoyed the production; it was the focal point of our weekend get away with another couple.
- Jack & Lynne


Very well done. Much work involved. Lots going on to hold the attention of the audience. Wonderful site - well organized. Worth the 4 hour drive to get here.
- Whitewood, SK


Your show was absolutely fabulous. The acting was the best. I have been to the Passion Play in South Dakota but was more moved by yours. I'll be telling all my friends.
- Ena






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Experience the Passion at Oak Valley's outdoor theatre!
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