20,000 people arrived at Trafalgar Square to see the biblical story spectacularly brought to life at the annual performance of The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday.
This moving performance from the Wintershall Players, which commemorates the day Jesus is believed to have been arrested, tried and crucified. A cast of more than 100 actors and volunteers dressed in splendid costumes, as well as horses, donkeys and doves, come together to create an authentic scene in the famous square.
Returning for the eighth year, the show has become a permanent fixture of London’s Easter weekend and attracts tens of thousands of spectators, encompassing all faiths.
There are two 90-minute live performances at 12pm and 3.15pm, which are projected onto big screens so everyone in the square can follow the action.
I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure.
Free of Charge
The 90-minute production is completely free of charge – a gift to Londoners and visitors.
No tickets are required. There is a performance at 12 noon and 3:15 pm. The production is open air with visibility maximised using large screens. There is a realistic interpretation of the crucifixion so parental guidance is advised. British sign language interpretation is provided.
Please note – a sat nav will send you via an incorrect route. Please adhere to these instructions or via the map above.
From the North (via M25)
- Exit the M25 at Junction 10 (which is signposted as SW London/Guildford/Kingston) on to the A3 following signs to Guildford and Portsmouth
- Exit the A3 at the Guildford turn-off and follow the signs pointing to Horsham, Shalford,Bramley on the A281
- Follow the A281 through the villages of Shalford and Bramley.
- Three miles past Bramley Church, turn right at Palmers Cross opposite Whipley Manor Farm and by a wooden bus shelter, signposted to Wintershall and Gate Street Barn
- After approx. 1 mile, turn right into Gate Street. Carry on down Gate Street until you see iron gates on the left, which is the entrance to Wintershall.
- Follow the drive up to the house.
Please avoid the very tight lanes surrounding the estate shown on Sat Navs and keep to the main A281 route.
From the South East (via Horsham)
- Take the A281, passing Cranleigh.
- Pass Smithbrook Kilns on your right.
- Turn left at Palmers Cross, opposite Whipley Manor Farm.
By Public Transport
The nearest train stations to Wintershall are Godalming or Guildford, on the London Waterloo to Portsmouth line. However, both stations are a 15-minute taxi ride away. There is a very infrequent bus service, No 24, running between Guildford and Palmers Cross. There is then a 1.5 mile walk to the Estate along an unlit and unpaved country lane.