Information for Churches

This information was correct for the Easter 2021 licencing period. Please contact the office on if you would like to purchase a licence for group/chuch use.

More About the Play

Breaking Day is a virtual passion play for Easter 2021, available to churches to purchase for use. It is a 45 minute play in three acts.

Lockdown has been an opportunity to be creatively ambitious, both in church services and with online theatre. Breaking Day offers an intimate, innovative performance of the passion story which whole communities can share together, despite social restrictions. We hope that you will consider including it in your Easter programme.

Made for your community

In our recent projects, Riding Lights has developed creative ways to make virtual theatre available to your community. We can help you plan in-person screenings or watch-at-home-together events.

If you would like to include moments of guided worship within your screening, Breaking Day also comes with suggestions for short reflections to use in between the three acts, responding to the themes of the play.

How does the tech work?

The film is a high-quality video hosted privately on Vimeo and YouTube by Riding Lights. On 15 March (or on receipt of a signed licence agreement) you will receive an access link. If you would like to insert your own reflections, we can send each of the 3 acts separately to intergrate with your live or pre-recorded sections.

For the duration of the licence period, you can share it on your online church platform as a private video, sharing the link directly with your community. You will also be able to use it at in-person events which follow the appropriate government guidelines.

Costs and Booking

Pricing is on a sliding scale for churches based on the size of your regular congregation (online or in person). Booking includes access to the play and a licence for public use between 15 March – 15 April 2021. Buying a licence enables you to share the play as widely as you wish. The price is based on the size of your church, not the number of households you can distribute it to.

We have tried to make Breaking Day affordable to as many communities and individuals as possible. We recognise that some churches have experienced a drop in income as a result of the pandemic and so the fees listed below have been significantly subsidised. This comes at real cost to Riding Lights but it is our contribution to your Easter reflection and celebration. We hope that it will encourage your faith as we walk together towards a more hopeful future.

Size of church                Price

2 – 15 households         £55.00
16 – 25 households       £110.00
26 – 60 households       £190.00
61 – 100 households     £425.00
100+ households          £650.00

These prices do not include VAT

If the cost is an insurmountable barrier to access, please contact the office for a conversation. Joint bookings of 2 or more churches will benefit from a 10% discount on the fee for each church – you can partner with another church, or involve your local Churches Together to share the experience across your whole community.

Selling Tickets

You can sell tickets for online or in-person events, as you would for a Riding Lights touring theatre show.

If you decide to sell tickets to watch the film (£10 per household), you will keep 100% of the ticket income up to the equivalent of your booking fee. Any additional income will be split 40:60 between the church and Riding Lights.

You can, of course, make the play available for free to your constituency but you will still need a sign-up process to keep track of who has the access link.

More questions or ready to purchase a licence? Call us on 01904 655317, or email