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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.


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84 comments on “Free Play Scripts!

  1. 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.


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

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

  5. would some thing for senor to get started

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

    please help

    9th grade english teacher

  7. We have a lot of great free play scripts at

  8. like it! (^_^)

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

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

  11. 🙁

    • Sad Sam,

      Try some of the following websites through Google:

      “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.

  12. 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.

  13. Okay, thank you Justin Cash.

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

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

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

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.


  20. 🙂 (^o^);-D

  21. Maureen Chiremba

    August 2, 2015 at 7:03 pm Reply

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

  22. ossome story!

  23. 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.

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

  25. Sarah Evington-Smith

    January 21, 2016 at 8:12 pm Reply

    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.

    • 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 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

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

  27. 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.


  28. 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

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

  30. 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…

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

  32. 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!

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

  34. 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

  35. 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.

  36. Preeti Sai Thandavan

    September 30, 2016 at 11:52 am Reply

    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

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

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

  39. 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?

  40. 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

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

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

  43. Thanks for your information, like it.

  44. 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.

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

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

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

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

  48. anybody know a good site for urdu plays?

  49. 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!!!

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

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

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

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

  54. and ages 6-13

  55. i need a radio,screen and stage play

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

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

  58. I have a website ( 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.

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