The Thorn Theatrical Event Comes to Music Hall at Fair

Deeply Moving Theatrical Event THE THORN
Opens Soon for Limited Run
March 8 & 9 at the Music Hall at Fair Park

The Thorn Heaven

For more than 25 years, in front of more than 1 million people, THE THORN has shared history’s most epic story spectacularly: God’s love for the world amidst the spiritual battle for all of humanity. Best described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, THE THORN is an immersive stage show featuring emotionally powerful music, drama, aerial acts, movement arts, modern dance, and big visual effects.

The script is based on the New Testament and takes the audience through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

THE THORN will play the Music Hall at Fair for a limited run on March 8 and 9, 2023, as part of a national tour that will visit 11 cities this spring. Tickets are available at For group tickets of 10 or more, contact

It is a story full of love, sacrifice, spiritual warfare, and redemption, and we are thrilled to share this amazing event with North Texas,” says John Bolin, Creator.

Paul Asay from The Gazette exclaims, “The Thorn is a dramatic and musical extravaganza.”

Eric Gorski from The Denver Post remarks, “The Thorn rivals a Broadway production in scope and ambition.”

The Thorn

Conceived and performed largely in churches across the country through 2019, THE THORN was mostly shelved during the Covid pandemic and is now slated to reach broader audiences through its national tour that kicked off in Denver, Colorado, and will culminate in Miami, Florida, on April 8th, Easter weekend. Click here for more information on the national tour.

The Thorn Fathom Film Event

As a Fathom Event, THE THORN was made into a film that will play in theaters across the country for a special 2-day event March 6-7, 2023. For more information on the film version, please click here.

Event Location

Music Hall at Fair Park
909 First Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210

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About The Thorn Creators

John Bolin, Creator
Author John Bolin created THE THORN 25 years ago to convey the meaning of Christ’s sacrificial death to a group of young people who knew little about the story of Jesus’ suffering but were familiar with pain through their own practice of cutting and self-harm. The show has evolved ever since, with the current live version returning to the original format featuring St. John, “the beloved disciple”, recalling his many amazing encounters with Jesus.

Bolin says God called him to tell stories on the page, stage, and screen, an assignment he has now completed with the film version of THE THORN His books include novels The Eden Project and Christian growth guides, So Loved, The Two Doors of Heaven, and Life Unlimited.

Sarah Bolin, Co-Creator and Tour Manager

Sarah Bolin, John’s wife, helped to create the show and manages the national tour and cast.” God asked us to trust him and open our hands, and he promised to make something beautiful happen.”, says Bolin.

For more information on the show and national tour, visit