The Passion Play

The Passion Play will celebrate its 27th year in production in 2019. Hosted by Shepherd Church, The Passion Play is considered the last remaining musical production in Southern California that chronicles the last days of Jesus Christ on earth. This annual event has become a local tradition for thousands of Angelinos as they prepare to celebrate Easter. When you purchase a ticket to The Passion Play, a portion of the proceeds will help combat homelessness and benefit foster care programs, as well as other Los Angeles-based community-minded ministries. 

About the Passion Play

The Passion Play is written and directed by Chip Hurd, actress and former director of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and the award-winning audio bible, The Bible Experience. Susanne Walden, executive producer, has overseen the production of The Passion Play for the past 15 years. Check out the behind the scenes interview with Chip and Susanne right HERE!

Vocal Director, Maxi Anderson, is a producer and singer whose voice is heard in The Lion King, Dream Girls, and recordings with a number of Grammy-award winning artists. Musical Director and Orchestrator, Steven A. Taylor, is recognized for the diversity of his work which extends from musical theatre to film and writing of the classic, Hallelujah You're Worthy. The majority of the Play's musical score is written by Chip Hurd and Co-Composer Steven A. Taylor, with contributions by Eric Dawkins, Ray Reynolds, Michiko Hill, and various celebrity Christian artists. 

Please note: The Passion Play is not recommended for children under six years of age or any child under 12 who may be sensitive to graphic scenes.

Show Times

Remaining show times:

Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. (Matinee) | Sunday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices

$20 - Premium | $15 - Standard | $12 - Discount | $10 - Groups of 20 or more for the same performance. 

Ticket Office 

Tickets on Sale at the Ticket Office at our Porter Ranch location!

Sundays 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Ticket office email: | Phone number: 818.831.7880


Purchase your tickets online at 

We look forward to seeing you at one of the shows!

Passion Play Junket Promo 2019 from Shepherd Church on Vimeo.


Pillars Café Hours during The Passion Play:

Sunday, April 14 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join us for dinner at Pillars before the show, and take advantage of our special 2 for $25.00 meal offer. On opening night, and throughout The Play, we will have a refreshment table in the lobby prior to the show.

Special Passion Play Menu:

Antipasto salad with your choice of Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan with Spaghetti.

Porter Ranch Campus

(818) 831-9333

Worship Center

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