Nearly 400 years ago the history of the Passion Play began. The plague raged in many parts of Europe and did not spare Oberammergau either.

In 1633 the Oberammergau villagers promised to perform the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every tenth year, in so far as no one was to die of the plague anymore. The villagers were answered by God and therefore in 1634 the first Passion Play took place. The promise has been kept until today. 2020 the Passion Play had to be postponed for two years due to the corona-pandemic. The 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play will now take place from 14 May to 2 October 2022.


The advance ticket sales for the Oberammergau Passion Play 2022 start on 5 October 2020.

You can also reach us by phone, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5 pm, at: +49 (0) 8822 835 93 30.

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Information about Infection Control

Protection of the health of guests and participants is essential for us as the organizer. We therefore will take all necessary measures for the protection against infection in order to enable the safe preparation and performance of the event.

We, as the organizer, are subject to the current Bavarian Regulation on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases. You can find the current regulations here:

Currently, there are no more access restrictions for your theatre visit. The mask requirement also no longer applies. All seats in the theatre can be occupied.

The current status of the infection control measures and any further rules of conduct will be made available at i.a. the Information Centre, the box office, the baggage drop-off and on our website

Please inform yourself independently and on your own responsibility about the current status of the measures taken and the applicable rules of conduct before attending the event.

Important note for customers of Helmut Gallist GmbH

Oberammergau, November 2021: Helmut Gallist GmbH based in Oberammergau had been known as ticket agent and provider of tour packages for the Oberammergau Passion Play for many decades. By order of the Weilheilm Local Court dated 29 October 2021, insolvency proceedings have been opened against the assets of Helmut Gallist GmbH. Numerous creditors, including Passionsspiele Oberammergau Vertriebs GmbH & Co KG (POV), must fear for their claims now.

If you are a customer of Helmut Gallist GmbH and also have claims, please read the press release carefully.

Press release

Clarifying note on Viagogo

A large number of tickets for the 2022 Passion Play are offered via the Viagogo ticket platform. The advance ticket sales for the Passion Play 2022 start on 5 October 2020. Please note that Viagogo is a ticket provider in the secondary use market, i.e. Viagogo is not an official ticket provider. The prices offered are not original prices! Depending on the category, the original prices are between EUR 30 and EUR 180. Viagogo sometimes charges a multiple of these original ticket prices.

Please also note that Viagogo does not specify seats or at least categories currently. Especially the distance from the stage is not indicated. Even if you buy an expensive ticket, it is therefore still possible that you will end up sitting in the cheapest category for EUR 30 original price.

We were able to enjoin Viagogo successfully from advertising the tickets with misleading statements such as "sold out". However, Viagogo continues to offer the tickets.

Advance ticket sales for the 2022 Passion Play will begin on 5 October 2020. Tickets will be available on our website or by phone at +49 8822 835 93 30.


Youth Days of the Passion Play 2022

For the first time Youth Days to the Passion Play will take place in Oberammergau from 7 to 8 May 2022.

The focus for young adults aged 16 to 28 will be the visit of an final rehearsal, supplemented by an introduction to the Play and its history as well as panel discussions with participants.

Tickets are available from 8 euros.

Information & Tickets

Youth Days of the Passion Play 2022

Announcement of the cast of the Passion Play


Press release on the first Reading Rehearsal for the Passion Play 2022
Rehearsals for the next Passion Play to commence after nearly 2-year interruption

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Press release concerning the insolvency of Helmut Gallist GmbH
Insolvency proceedings have been opened against the assets of Helmut Gallist GmbH, which also sold tickets for the Oberammergau Passion Play.

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The Passion Play's DNA
The building and room installation in the Oberammergau Museum explores the relationships between people and their surroundings

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The little ones to the front
On the 1st weekend in April it got crowded again in the Passion Play Theatre: the first big rehearsal also means the return on stage for the children

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