Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Get Involved?
Details on how to get involved can be found here.
Is Aberdeen Passions Plays a Profit Making Organisation?
Quite simply, No! Everyone involved in Aberdeen Passion Plays are volunteers, giving their time free of charge to the project. Each Passion Play production is operated on a strictly non-profit basis with all involved, with the exception of some professional support we need to hire in, giving their time and talents free of charge. The modest ticket price and any donations or sponsorship monies are used to cover the venue hire (and associated costs), music copyright fees and material costs. Any income to the project over and above this is distributed between the selected local charities the production is supporting.
How do you cover your costs?
With a lot of Prayer! Ticket revenue covers a lot of our costs; however we rely on fundraising, donations and sponsorship to make up the rest. Most of the revenue from the ticket sales is passed to us after the production is staged; however, we need to pay venue hire and other items upfront and so are very dependent on support from the community to make each production happen. If you feel you are able to support us in any way you can find out more information here.
How can I get involved in fundraising?
Join The Friends of The Aberdeen Passion become an active member.
Is Aberdeen Passion Plays a Charity?
Yes we are. Aberdeen Passion Plays is a Scottish Incorporated Charitable Organisation (SCIO) – SC044128.
Are The Passion Plays Professional Productions?
Whilst our aim is to produce a professional event in terms of quality and experience, the passion plays are most definitely amateur productions in that our cast and crew are from communities across the North East of Scotland, including both Christian and non-Christian alike. In saying this, many of those who watched the 2012 production have commented on how professional the whole experience was to them.
Aren’t Passion Plays Supposed to be Staged Outdoors?
Have you seen the weather up here?