Audio Drama to Listen to During Easter Time

As Christians, Easter is a very special time of the year. A time to reflect on Christ's sacrifice for our sins. And as audio drama fans,...

As Christians, Easter is a very special time of the year. A time to reflect on Christ's sacrifice for our sins. And as audio drama fans, we appreciate when producers take the Greatest Story Ever Told and tell it in this medium. It's amazing to hear these events come to life in this way.

There are lots of various audio drama productions with themes related to Easter so we decided to compile this list and share it with you. The following are some of our favorite Easter-themed audio dramas. This is not a ranked list, just some great content that you're sure to enjoy. 

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Last Updated: 3-27-2024

Feature Length Productions

Titus, A Comrade of the Cross
Lamplighter Theatre

This fabulous audio drama tells the story of the crucifixion from a very interesting perspective. It is powerfully moving and is well worth your time. One of the best reenactments of the crucifixion scene ever produced. (Read our review and get purchase links here.)

You Are There: Easter
Lamplighter Theatre

Originally produced by Grace Jordan and released under the Perfect Sound Production brand in 1982, the You Are There series is now under the Lamplighter Theatre umbrella. This 80-minute classic audio drama of the events surrounding Christ's passion are still quite well-produced with great acting.
Purchase from Lamplighter on CD or MP3

Focus on the Family Radio Theatre

This adaptation of the classic historical novel is superbly done. While it encompasses much more than the story of Jesus, his crucifixion is an essential point in the plot of the life of Judah Ben-Hur.
Purchase on Amazon
Download on iTunes

The Story of Little Tree

Aimed at the little listeners in the family, this musical dramatization of the story of Jesus' passion is so well done that in can be enjoyed by all ages. The songs are catchy and fun while still driving home the point of the story in a relatable way.
Purchase on Amazon

Suddenly One Morning: The Shopkeeper's Story
Insight for Living Radio Theater

Another re-telling of the story of Christ's death, burial and resurrection from a new point of view, Suddenly One Morning, shows how Jesus's life had an impact on the everyday citizens of the time. This is an extremely well-done production in every way.
Purchase on Amazon

Easter Story
Word of Promise

While not an audio drama in the strictest sense of the term, this does have the major elements; a full cast, musical score and sound effects. But since it is a narration of the text of Scripture it is not an audio drama script. This program combines the story of Jesus' crucifixion as told by each of the Gospels, into a single chronological narrative which is read by a full cast.
Purchase on Amazon

The Life of Jesus (The Luke Reports)
Focus on the Family Radio Theatre

This amazing audio drama chronicles the entire life of Jesus as told by the physician Luke, who wrote the Gospel which bears his name. A phenomenal series that runs several hours long, this production is sure to be a favorite.
Purchase on Amazon
Download on iTunes

Passion of Jesus
Your Story Hour

A collection of eight 30-minute episodes which recount the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus, this album is narrated by long-time YSH hosts, Uncle Dan and Aunt Sue. It is available in both CD and MP3 formats.
Purchase from the YSH Store

The Twelve Voices of Easter
Back to the Bible

Produced in the same style as their 12 Voices of Christmas, this series of monologues from Back to the Bible tells the story of Easter through a first-person perspective from the people who witnessed them, such as Judas, Pilate, Peter, and the thief on the cross. Though not quite audio drama, these are well-written accounts that add a “realness” to the story that helps bring it to life.
Listen for free
Purchase CD copy on Amazon

Nick Guy & the Empty Tomb Affair
Nick Guy, Private Eye

The Nick Guy series is similar to the Old Time Radio detective shows with a few differences; Nick is not the brightest bulb in the pack, comedy is a big part of the show, and the writers strive to teach biblical truths through the cast of quirky characters. This release was the first of the series and tackles the mystery of the empty tomb.
Purchase on Amazon
Purchase on iTunes

How the Grimm Stole Easter
The Human Eel Apologetics Series

This show is a spinoff from the Nick Guy, Private Eye series from Dominion Artists and it tackles apologetics with a comedic twist and features the superhero, The Human Eel. This particular volume is a spoof on the story of the Grinch and runs about an hour and 15 minutes.

End Of Darkness
Bible Actors Productions

The way the story is framed is quite unique. It starts after Jesus’ crucifixion and then uses flashbacks to tell what happened before that time. It is definitely a more original way to present the oft retold and greatest story ever. (Read our review and get purchase links here.)

The Gospel of Mark

Similar to the Word of Promise Easter Story above, this production also features a word for word performance of biblical text. In this case, they use the Williams translation of the book of Mark and couple it with outstanding performances from a cast of over 30 actors along with an original score and immersive soundscapes. (Read our review and get purchase links here.)

Short-Form Productions

The Hope That Heals / Dressed For Sacrifice
Down Gilead Lane

These two special Easter-themed episodes of DGL were not included in a regular season album, but can be found in a special collection of holiday episodes.
Purchase on Amazon

The Miracle of Easter / The Empty Tomb
Kids Corner

These two episodes are a fun retelling of the biblical story combined with a healthy dose of shenanigans from all your favorite Kids Corner characters.
Listen for free to The Miracle of Easter
Listen for free to The Empty Tomb

I'm a Believer
Paws & Tales
C.J. thinks he knows everything about Easter. He’s heard it all before. But he’s never experienced an Easter like this. Discover with C.J. what it means to be a true believer of Jesus Christ. Paws & Tales presents a very special Easter story for your whole family.
Purchase from Insight For Living

The Cross Maker
Porchlight Family Media

This short audio dramatization tells the story of the crucifixion from the perspective of the carpenter who built the cross on which Jesus was crucified.
Listen for free or purchase a CD copy

Thief on the Cross

An interesting take on the Easter story, this program is based on the book, Heaven, How I Got Here. It tells the story of the life of one of the thieves who was crucified with Jesus starting at his childhood.
Listen for free

Retreat at Ajalon

Official Summary: A man struggling to find life’s worth, a hillside retreat, and the holy power of the resurrection story, all collide in our Easter Classic, “Retreat at Ajalon.” Don’t miss hearing how Christ poured out his love as he gave up his life. And the glorious power in which he was raised from the grave, conquering death.
Listen for free

A Very Veggie Easter

Bob is teaching Sunday school on Easter Sunday. Larry wants to help teach the class and Junior is sad that he has to spend the day without his dad. It's an Easter no one will soon forget!
Purchase on Amazon
Apple Music

The Easter Story
Faith Comes By Hearing

This is a short, condensed version of the Easter story that picks up after Jesus’ arrest and culminates with the Ascension. This 9-minute dramatization is taken verbatim from Mark chapters 15 and 16.
Listen for free

Pilate's Trial

This audio drama tells the familiar story from the perspective of Pontius Pilate. This half-hour drama was written by Darby Kern who also plays the title character.
Stream for free

Kids Corner: The Story of Noah
Family Life Kids

Not your typical story for Easter time, but the official summary explains that, "It’s the classic story of Noah, his family, the animals, and the flood! Listen as the Kids Corner cast presents this dramatized biblical account and shows how the Old Testament story fits the message of Easter!" This is a fun Bible story for the younger listeners.

Kids Corner: Interviewing the Witnesses
Family Life Kids

Official Summary: Welcome to Jerusalem Daily! The kids put together a news broadcast of the events of Easter weekend in Mr. Jacob's garage. (Scripture: Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, 2nd Peter 3:9, John 3:16, 2nd Corinthians 5:21, Romans 10:9)

The Most Important Passover
Audio Drama Alliance

This is a powerful story of how the sacrifice of Jesus Christ impacted the lives of an average family from Galilee, and, of course, the entire world. This show was produced by ATC's JD Sutter, written by award-winning writer, Darby Kern (Lamplighter Theatre, Left Behind, Jake Muller) and directed by Craig Hart (The Titanic Waif, Sherlock Holmes: A Royal Scandal).

Easter Collection
Old-Time Radio (Various Series), the old-time radio catalog has compiled a group of over 80 episodes of Easter-themed OTR shows from a variety of series including Fibber McGee & Molly, Amos & Andy, Columbia Workshop, Jack Benny, Heartbeat Theatre, and many others. Most of the broadcasts are secular Easter stories, but there are some which have religious themes.
Purchase full-set here
Listen to select episodes for free

The Lamb

This is a phenomenal 8-part miniseries that tells the story of the crucifixion and resurrection in an interesting way. From Malchus to Simon Peter to Mary Magdalene, each episode picks up the narrative from the point of view of various people involved in the events.
Listen for free at the Witnesses website or Dramafy

Sunrise Setback
Brinkman Adventures

A modern-day story with the Brinkman family illustrates that God is in control as they prepare to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus amid some extraordinary circumstances.

Lastly, there are several Easter-related Adventures in Odyssey episodes.

The Imagination Station, Part 1 and Part 2

An Adventure in Bethany, Part 1 and Part 2

The Imagination Station, Revisited, Part 1 and Part 2

Happy Easter!

This list of audio drama resources was compiled by JD Sutter and Austin Peachey. This post contains affiliate links.


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