Free Play Scripts!

An annotated list of websites offering a wide variety of free online play scripts for drama and theatre teachers and their students.

Alex Broun‘s collection of original ten-minute and full-length play scripts used to be completely free. Nowadays, script downloads cost a small fee. However, if you are prepared to cough up the cash these scripts are great for the drama classroom, especially the ten-minute plays.

DramaTix is a very large collection of Christian drama scripts suitable for the drama classroom. Scripts are categorised by topic (Bible stories, Easter etc). All scripts are free to download and royalty-free to perform. Each script has a brief synopsis with performance length, cast numbers, reader ratings etc.

Drama Notebook has a directory of over 400 free scripts at other sites across the web for young children and teens. Play titles are categorised into Christmas, Halloween etc and all plays list the number of parts and expected performance time. This large collection is mostly shorter plays for younger performers.

Good School Plays A great collection of nearly forty large-cast plays suitable for young actors, written by high school drama teacher Richard Stuart Dixon. Website offers full play scripts, summaries, age suitability and casting information. Plays are free to produce. Prior permission from the playwright is all that is needed.

Kidsinco is a huge collection of short play scripts for younger children consisting of over 500 plays. Many play scripts are adapted stories or fables by unknown authors, while other plays are original works – all free to use in the drama classroom.

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ProPlays houses a large number of professionally written full-length plays, suitable for students and adult performers. Most play scripts are available to view, print and download in full, making them useful for classroom drama. Performance rights must be obtained for productions of the scripts.

Readers Theater Editions has several dozen quality short Reader’s Theater play scripts, also useful for drama class. Each script is free to download, use in the classroom and perform. Play details such as age suitability, length, number of parts etc are also offered.

Simply Scripts is perfect for older students of drama and theatre, consisting of external links to both free contemporary play scripts and free historical plays out of US copyright. Most scripts in this selection are full-play length. Contemporary plays can be downloaded in doc or pdf. Historical plays are classics, many very well known and completely free to read, download, print, use in the classroom, perform etc.

The Generic Radio Workshop has scripts to nearly 200 vintage radio plays and sketches from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. If you want to do a topic on radio plays in your drama classroom, this is the website for you.

 

 

 

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95 comments on “Free Play Scripts!

  1. Hi, if are all of these scripts free to use for a non profit radio station?

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  3. This is really neat information! Low priced scripts are very hard to come by! and Good free ones are even more! thanks

  4. Hello,I am looking for a drama script in English for twenty five characters. Can you help me?

  5. hey

    I’m in high school and have to do a political play scene. Does anyone know a website where i can print scripts and scenes.

  6. I am searching for 6th grade graduation party theme and play for around 26 characters

  7. I am teaching 10 – 13 years learners and looking for drama scripts suited for them. I would also appreciate if you could help me with monologue scripts or choral verses.
    Thanks.

  8. I need a short 5 minute play of 6 characters

  9. I have a website (www.goodschoolplays.com) that features thirty-eight scripts I wrote, directed, and produced while teaching drama in a Canadian secondary school. The scripts feature large casts and vary in style and content, but share an architecture in which roles are evenly apportioned. Most offer gender-flexible casting, and all are reasonably solid training plays that can help young actors become more proficient in their craft. All can be performed in under an hour.

    There are no royalties for the use of the scripts by teachers and students. I request only that you notify me about your interest in a script, so that I can give you formal permission to produce it.

  10. I am looking for a christmas play for 5-13 yrs and around 10-15 characters.

  11. I am looking for a drama script for class 6 & 7 students in English for twenty two characters. Can you help me?

  12. i need a radio,screen and stage play

  13. and ages 6-13

  14. Hi, guys, I am a drama codirector do you guys know of any plays that are 45 min and 15 people

  15. I need a play on any topic with 5 characters and 4 mins

  16. hi ,i want 30 minutes one act play on child labour for senior college students

  17. Need a play for 4-5 boys and 2 girls grades Prep – 9 about war, poor people or the great depression.

  18. Hello!Please help me!I need a script for my final graduation show.Something relatez to the school. Ages 5-6. Thank you a lot!!!

  19. anybody know a good site for urdu plays?

  20. pls help me fr a drama/ act
    me nd mom comp

    topic – once i found a lost kid he lost his way

  21. please help me with a drama script of 20 mins play about how can creative industries,a vehicle for sustainable development.

  22. hi
    pls help me
    i wan a 20-25 min drama for college sudents 7 boys

  23. I really need a stage play script for kids any suggestions? Hope you guys can help me. The script/s will be used for school purposes.

  24. Thanks for your information, like it.

  25. Hello !!!
    i have necessity of a story for farewell party,till 11 february for ssc part 2 please help me if you can do……

  26. I want a drama on moral values. For at least 10 minutes.

  27. the playlet is for primary school end of the year party. the theme is ‘football splash or bash’ please is very urgent help me cos have been thinking. ages of 8-12. thanks

  28. i am looking for a humorous comedy drama script for class 6 & 7 students in hindi for twenty characters for 10minutes within 5days. can you help me?

  29. I need a play script
    Moral and serious but a little bit pf funny
    Timelimit 15 to 18 min

  30. I need a funny or moral giving drama for class 8 of 6 boys
    we have a drama competition and i am struggling

  31. i am looking for a drama script for 20 minutes for 9th grade students . i want a humorous , comedy script about a teenage boy….can anyone help me with it?
    i want it before October 5th

  32. Hello I am looking for a 10 min’s drama script for 8th and 9th grade student’s could any one help me out with it.

  33. Desira Nicole Keener

    August 17, 2016 at 1:49 pm Reply

    I’m looking for a free 20 minute script with a dark undertone… Any ideas? Please and thank you

  34. hi can suggest me 15 mins play for class 9th &10th which should me value based or on mercy but should contain humor

  35. hi, need a script for reader’s theater for 6 person and 3-5mins only, well a script with emotions.. much better if its a drama. Thnks!

  36. hi i m sahithi i need a moral story for my school drama about 10 min. urgent plzz

  37. Hi iam varsha I need a English play for about 10 mins for my school dramatics.
    We are higher secondary students.I want play in a comedy or fantasy genre.
    Hope u guys can help me out…

  38. Hopeless and if you think you will get something here . PLEASE !!!!!!!!

  39. Hii,I run an NGO from my home for unprivileged kids around my home.i want a five min play in non violence so that I can prepare my kids for that.i want these kids to get an oppertunity to enhance their skills.hope I can get one

  40. Hi,

    I need three melodrama ten minute scripts suitable for 6-10 year old performance groups; there are 5 to 6 actors in each group. Preferably something that evokes the stereotypical characters of a melodrama: the villain, the hero, the damsel (male or female) etc. I really want to give the kids an opportunity to extend their acting into the outer kinesphere. Any help would be great. I feel like I have browsed every corner of the next and spent so many hours script reading.

    Cheers

  41. I need a script on moral value for my year 7 class

  42. Sarah Evington-Smith

    January 21, 2016 at 8:12 pm Reply

    Hi,
    Could you recommend some sites that could provide me with some short (7-10 min) comedies written in French? I would like to find some for both Junior and Senior School students.
    Merci!

    • Now that’s a tricky question! I don’t know of any, sorry. I’d just Google your query and see what you come up with, either in print or online. – Justin

      • I Sarah, I invite you to visit my website. I am a french playwright and scriptwriter and I offer the full scripts of my plays to free download on my website http://comediatheque.net in french of course (60 plays), but also in spanish (11 plays) and english (3 plays for now). Thank you for your attention. Jean-Pierre Martinez

  43. i am looking for a 10 min play with a moral value. plz suggest me a good script

  44. I am looking for a play for fourth graders (about ten) that doesn’t require a great deal of work in terms of the sets.

  45. ossome story!

  46. Hie
    Would be very grateful if you pot plays for grade 5 to 8.

  47. 🙂 (^o^);-D

  48. Hey, Was just wanting you to email me some of the good plays for sixth grade. Short 10 mins play.
    Thankyou, Hope to get a reply.

    Karly.

  49. please give me a short ply on teacher role for nation, there s a big program on this at our university. any one can help me.

  50. i need a short 15 minute alice in wonderland play for 6th graders

  51. Please i need a short french drama for kids 8 to 10yrs old.20 minutes maximum time.

  52. Can someone help me find a 10-15 minute play with 22 persons performing? It’s urgent.

  53. want a simple scripts for school childrens .about christmas.

  54. Okay, thank you Justin Cash.

  55. i need a short 5 min french script for beginners learning french. its urgent.

    • Can someone help me find a solo 10 minute play because one of the plays that me and three other people were doing, one kid kicked me off because I messed up once when we were practicing. So I have to do it by myself. And I’m stressing out because next week I have to perform it.

  56. 🙁 helpme.com

    • Sad Sam,

      Try some of the following websites through Google:

      “ManyBooks”
      “Project Gutenberg”
      “Simply Scripts”
      “Classic Reader”
      “Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts”
      “The Online Books Page”

      Most play scripts still in US copyright, however, will not be found online. You will only find historical play scripts.

  57. does any body know a good websites to print off a playscript xx

  58. please sent me script to teach grade 5 to 8.
    will be grastful
    ruth

  59. We have a lot of great free play scripts at freedrama.net

  60. need a play for 20-21 students in the 9th grade

    please help

    sam
    9th grade english teacher

  61. would some thing for senor to get started

  62. Am trying to find a 10-15min piece for 5 performers for an Eisteddfod. They are 11-13yrs old.

  63. Does anyone know a good 20-40min comedy that would be good for a Year 10 class of 10 girls? I’m struggling.

  64. PLEASE

  65. I am running a 12 performance class where children learn the basics of theatre and dance. I am currently looking for scenes for them to perform infront of each other.

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