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The 2017 schedule of Church-sponsored pageants has been posted at pageants.lds.org. Below is a list of the more popular pageants. For more details and maps, click the headings below:

Mesa Easter Pageant (Pictured Above)

April 5-7, April 11-15 in English

Experience the story of Jesus Christ’s birth, ministry, selfless death, and miraculous Resurrection through music, dance, and drama. Free tours of the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors’ Center are offered before and after the pageant. Performances are presented in English and Spanish. Also see Mesa Temple Visitors’ Center. (See related story.)

  • 525 East Main Street, Mesa, Arizona 85204
  • Phone: 480-964-7164
  • Time: Pageant begins at 8 p.m. and lasts 65 minutes
  • April 8 in Spanish
  • Admission: Free

Performers participate in the Mesa Easter Pageant on the north lawn of the Mesa Arizona Temple.

Manti—The Mormon Miracle Pageant

June 15-17, 20-24

Share an evening under the stars and enjoy the beauty of the hills and the magnificence of the Manti Utah Temple while you watch this historical drama. Witness the intertwined stories of the Restoration of the gospel, the Book of Mormon, and the journey of faithful pioneers to the Sanpete Valley. (See related story.)

  • South Temple Hill, Manti, Utah 84642
  • Phone: 866-961-9040
  • Info@mormonmiracle.org
  • Time: Gates open at 6 p.m. and pageant begins at 9:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

Performers on the grounds of the Manti Utah Temple during “The Mormon Miracle Pageant.”

Hill Cumorah Pageant

July 14-15, 18-22

Experience the excitement, drama, and pageantry of America’s largest and most spectacular outdoor theatrical event, which focuses on the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Witness the trials of Lehi’s family and his descendants, the climactic visit of Jesus Christ to the Americas, and Joseph Smith receiving the plates. For more sites in this area, see the Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center.

  • 603 State Route 21, Palmyra, New York 14522
  • Phone: 585-314-1681
  • Time: Starts at 9:15 p.m. and lasts 75 minutes
  • hcp@rochester.rr.com
  • Admission: Free

Nauvoo Pageant and British Pageant

July 11-August 5 (excluding Sundays and Mondays)

Celebrate the restored gospel, the prophetic mission of Joseph Smith, and the legacy of early Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo, Illinois. Enjoy historical vignettes in Old Nauvoo throughout the day and the 1840s Frontier Country Fair pre-show activities at the pageant site before the pageant begins each night. While in the Nauvoo area, drop in at the Nauvoo Visitors’ Center.

A cast and crew of more than 1,100 volunteers will bring early Mormon history in the United States and England to life in two musical productions—the Nauvoo Pageant and the British Pageant. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays feature the Nauvoo Pageant, which tells the story of early Latter-day Saint Church members who, in 1839, fled to Nauvoo to escape religious persecution.

The British Pageant, “Truth Will Prevail,” performed Wednesdays and Fridays, tells the history of early Mormonism in the British Isles. Both pageants feature scripts based on actual journals and historic records from the 1800s, as well as traditional and original music. (See related story.)

Presenting both the Nauvoo and British pageants will allow audiences to view the close and continuing relationship between Mormons in the British Isles and the United States. The faith, devotion, and sacrifice of the nineteenth-century British Church helped make possible the flourishing religious community that was established in Nauvoo.

  • Mulholland and Mainm Nauvoo, Illinois 62354
  • Phone: 217-453-2429
  • Time: Fair is open at 7 p.m. and pageant begins at 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

Celebrate the restored gospel, the prophetic mission of Joseph Smith, and the legacy of early Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo, Illinois. Enjoy historical vignettes in Old Nauvoo throughout the day and the 1840s Frontier Country Fair pre-show activities at the pageant site before the pageant begins each night. While in the Nauvoo area, drop in at the Nauvoo Visitors’ Center. For more sites in this area, see the Nauvoo Visitors’ Center.

A cast and crew of more than 1,100 volunteers will bring early Mormon history in the United States and England to life in two musical productions—the Nauvoo Pageant and the British Pageant. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays feature the Nauvoo Pageant, which tells the story of early Latter-day Saint Church members who, in 1839, fled to Nauvoo to escape religious persecution. The British Pageant, “Truth Will Prevail,” performed Wednesdays and Fridays, tells the history of early Mormonism in the British Isles.

Clarkston Pageant—Martin Harris: The Man Who Knew

August 4-5, 8-12, 15-19

Step into the 1800s and discover the panoramic majesty of northern Utah through the musical production Martin Harris: The Man Who Knew. Witness one man’s journey of trial and testimony as he bears witness of the Book of Mormon.

The hour-and-fifteen-minute production is staged every odd year with a cast of about 80, with 150 volunteers. (See related story.)

  • 11000 North 8400 West, Clarkston, Utah 84305
  • www.clarkstonpageant.com
  • Admission: Free; however, reservations should be made.

Performers participate in the musical production of Martin Harris: The Man Who Knew, a Church pageant in Clarkston, Utah.

Castle Valley Pageant

This pageant is performed every other year. It is not on the 2017 schedule.