Since 1928 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been producing the annual Arizona Easter Pageant, proclaimed as the world’s largest annual outdoor Easter pageant. With a cast of about 450 people, and about as many production staff, "Jesus the Christ" presents Christ’s life, ministry, and mission through music, dance, and drama.
The Arizona Easter Pageant in Mesa takes place on a large stage that is approximately four-stories high. There are both English and Spanish performances, each lasting 65 minutes. It is estimated that about 150,000 people will attend the various performances of "Jesus the Christ." All religions, ages and cultures are welcome.
When is the Arizona Easter Pageant?
Wednesday, April 9, 2014: English performance
Thursday, April 10, 2014: English performance
Friday, April 11, 2014: Spanish performance
Saturday, April 12, 2014: Spanish performance
Tuesday, April 15, 2014: English performance
Wednesday, April 16, 2014: English performance
Thursday, April 17, 2014: English performance
Friday, April 18, 2014: English performance
Saturday, April 19, 2014: English performance
All performances listed above begin promptly at 8 p.m. and last just over an hour. The performances on April 9 - 12 will include American Sign Language interpretation.
There is a public-invited dress rehearsal on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 with the English performance at 7 p.m. and a Spanish performance at 8:30 p.m.
There are a limited number of headphones are available for those who want to hear the program in English, on Spanish performance evenings and in Spanish, for English performances.
Where is the Mesa Arizona Easter Pageant?
"Jesus the Christ" is performed on the west side of the north lawn of the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors’ Center in Mesa, Arizona. Here's a map and directions to Mesa Arizona Temple.
How do I get tickets and how much are they?
There are no tickets, and donations are not solicited or accepted. The performances are free for everyone.
What else should I know?
Parking is free and is available on surrounding streets.
Metal chairs and bleacher seating is strictly first-come, first-served; no seats may be reserved. Audience members may bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit on any available grass space. During the first week of performances, people arrive about an hour early. During the last week, the audience gets progressively larger, and people arrive about two hours early. People may bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. No refreshments are sold on the property. Evenings can become very chilly, so dress accordingly. No flash photography or video recording is permitted during the performances.
Guests are invited to tour the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors' Center after the Easter Pageant.
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What if I have more questions?
For more information, contact the Mesa Arizona Temple at 480-964-7164 or visit Arizona Easter Pageant online.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.