Following the 10 year rhythm, the 42nd Passion Play would have taken place in 2020. Due to the Coronavirus-pandemic, it had to be postponed for two years. 103 performances are planned for the Passion Play in 2022. The village expects around 450,000 visitors from all over the world.
In 2022, the municipality of Oberammergau will perform the Play, which the people from Oberammergau have carried through the centuries in a unique continuity. More than 2,400 local amateur actors, singers and musicians and thus almost half of the villagers, will give a voice and face to the story of Jesus of Nazareth in a five-hour performance on the impressive open-air stage of the Passion Play Theatre, which is the world’s largest and listed as a monument since 2020.