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The last Passion Play in Kendal was performed in 2015

The gripping story of the plot to kill Jesus, his arrest, trial and crucifixion will unfold in the heart of our shopping centre.  The Kendal Passion Play will have some new locations this time but the exact route is still being chosen.

The plot begins outside the Library and Pontius Pilate will emerge from the Town Hall. Kendal becomes Jerusalem under Roman occupation at Jewish festival time. On Saturday, Easter Eve, the play will stage it’s concluding scenes in Abbott Hall Park.

Kendal Community Theatre is a theatre company, started in 2011.  It is open to all with an interest in exploring a wide, and radical, range of performing styles.  It is a group of individuals with a broad range of experience – or none!

We are an inclusive secular organisation and hope to offer opportunities to anyone interested. This includes the chance to work alongside professional artists, writers, directors, administrators, fund-raisers etc.  We hope to encourage community cohesion and social inclusion through the medium of the arts and build relationships between community groups.


Crowds of people blocking a busy highstreet, with actors dressed in UK army outfits keeping the crowds away from a modern-dressed Jesus who is acting dead in the middle of the road. All part of a Passion Play in Kendal, UK.An actor playing Jesus in modern clothes is lifted down some steps by some women in front of a wooden cross. Men dressed in UK army outfits look on as part of the Passion Play in Kendal, UKActors playing army captains look out from a large high stone balcony with guards either side. Part of the Passion Play in Kendal, UK