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.

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.

Post updated: 5 July 2016. More free online script websites coming…

 

54 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.

  2. PLEASE

  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

    sam
    9th grade english teacher

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

  8. like it! (^_^)

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

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

  11. 🙁 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.

  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.

    Karly.

  20. 🙂 (^o^);-D

  21. Maureen Chiremba

    August 2, 2015 at 7:03 pm Reply

    Hie
    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

    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

  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.

    Cheers

  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

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