100s of Free Play Scripts for Drama Students!

This is an updated collection of 100s of free play scripts for Drama students. These websites all contain dramatic play scripts that are free to download and use in the classroom. Drama students and teachers will find this handy set of free resources useful for either serious study or just plain fun!

Free Play Scripts for Drama Students

Fantastic collection of half a dozen original downloadable stage plays suitable for 9-15 year olds. Plays range from 60-80 minutes in length and have both small and large casts. Great for the drama classroom, youth theatre, camps, school productions etc. Professionally formatted with attribution the only requirement, but very worthy of a small donation.

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.

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.

Free Play Scripts for Drama Students

Collection of short scenes from published plays and performances at short play festivals, suitable for teenage scene work iin the drama classroom.

Good School Plays is great collection of over 70 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.

Collection of 40 free scene scripts (mostly two to three characters) suitable for teenagers.

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.

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 production of the scripts.

Great collection of one-act historical plays now in the public domain and therefore royalty-free.

Playscripts has hundreds of play scripts for drama students, but a dozen quality play scripts are free to read (registration required).

This collection of original ten-minute and full-length play scripts used to be completely free. Nowadays, script downloads cost a small fee, but the quality of the scripts for student use in the classroom and the low cost still earns them a place on this list. These scripts are great for the drama classroom, especially the ten-minute plays.

Free Drama has dozens of short plays, skits and monologues for drama students. Free to read online or low cost PDF download available.

Readers Theater Editions has several dozen quality short readers theatre free play scripts for drama students. 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.

151 Responses

  1. Debby says:

    I need an educative drama for end of the year party

  2. Sandra says:

    I need a drama script for upper primary classes with the theme of kindness.

  3. Sandra says:

    I need a drama script for upper primary classes with the theme of social problems and solutions.

  4. Mishcar says:

    Good luck with more

  5. Undertaking a project on using drama to improve academic performance of Primary 6 pupils. Kindly help with a drama script. Looking at the areas of ability to speak English, communicate, teamwork, and collaboration.
    Thank you.

  6. Anna says:

    I have to “secure before production” when all I want is a script.

  7. jenna says:

    It was making me pay for the scripts even though I never even charged for it and also it says that it’s only to a few of them I wanted to only be two people and by the way I cannot find Skips for it

  8. Katy Hoh says:

    I am looking for Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday play scripts for 3rd graders. i have 15 students and would prefer to have plays for 7 or 8. The kids can take turns being the audience or the actors.

  9. Millie says:

    So I’m trying to out on a small and simple but funny play and I have 3 female and 5ish males to work with does anyone have any suggestions?

  10. Eve Kapaso says:

    I am a 2nd grade teacher. I am desperately looking for a short Cinderella play with a twist.Please help ASAP. I need to start working on it. I have really searched. I would like to involve a class of 20.

  11. sofia says:

    I´d like a short play to perform my students of 1st ESO

  12. Abubakar S. Danjuma says:

    Hi there. I A.S. Danjuma from the city of Jos Plateau State, Nigeria. I need secondary comedy drama to be acted on stage. Thanks.

  13. kelvin says:

    i need to write a play on family and education can you help

  14. Emily Suh says:

    Does anyone know a good 15-20 minutes play for 6 yo kindergarten kids (2 male, 3 female)?

    • Azael Morales says:

      have you read The good man and hisson byAesop Fable, I think could be agood option for you.
      the main characters are male and the second ones could be female. or youcan adapt them according with your cast.
      good luck

  15. Tim Pullen says:

    I have a website showcasing my personal original scripts for free. Is it possible to ask to be considered for listing on your sight?

  16. neisha Palmer-Murray says:

    Hey. I am a sixth-grade teacher and I am about to write a play with morals for my class. I need some assistance as it is my first time.
    Thank you

  17. Razieh says:

    I’m searching for an effective script for my final project at university. I’m a drama student and I need a long monologue script for female. please help 🙁

  18. Donald says:

    I need a short comedy for secondary school graduation party

  19. Godwin bassey says:

    Need a play script for morals

  20. Alecor Wennador says:

    Help!! Need a very short play for kids, 2 male 3 female in apparently easy language.

  21. Janessa says:

    Beginners can very quickly search through the
    huge facts and guidance via the net.

  22. Gebrye Animut says:

    sir/madam, i need pan African play scripts for African theater course! pls help!

  23. Elina says:

    I am trying to find a play script about Valentine’s Day. There are about 5 persons (2 males, 3 females).It should be for about 10 mins .

    • Gebrye Animut says:

      I need betrayal in the city by Francis Embuga
      or another pan African scripts for African theater course!

  24. charlene says:

    Please Help!!
    My daughter requires a play script that is about 20 minutes duration. the theme should be murder or apocalypse

  25. fahad says:

    I need master level play which is performed in classroom .duration of the play must be 30 minutes and it possess all the characteristics of modern drama plzzzzz help me

  26. boussem says:

    I need a play Script for showing the benefit of reading

    • Alicia says:

      I need a play suitable for kindergarten level (5-6 yrs) that has over 20 parts and is under 10 minutes. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

  27. Cindy Heuer says:

    I am looking for a skit that is 10 minutes long for our 4-H group. We have 14 kids and they would like a comedy that uses musical instruments. Do you have anything like that?

  28. moses says:

    Hi. am training a drama team. In need of a drama script for atleast 13 actors.Play based on social life and problems.

  29. Sthandiwe says:

    I need a play script on 3 females and 3 males on the theme Affection

  30. Daisee says:

    Can somebody suggest a play script
    for a ;musical for children 11yrs and above

  31. Sylvia Woodcock says:

    I am writing on behalf of the Radio Play Society, Blind Veterans UK here in Brighton. We are looking for a script/play for approx 8/10 people – drama, comedy, thriller – for age group 70/80/90 year old blind Veterans. We the Volunteers are there to read the lines and the Veterans give it their all – it is recorded and sent around to other blind Veterans in the charity. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you. Sylvia Woodcock

  32. Doreen salve says:

    I want a English drama script with moral for grade 5

  33. Desmond jeh says:

    hi,I also need a shot play for ages 10 to 13 secondary school audience.

  34. Marc Stewart says:

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

  35. Shelly Mandelbaum says:

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

  37. Dannie says:

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

  38. Dixie says:


    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.

  39. Noor says:

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

  40. John Sekwaila says:

    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.

  41. Jai says:

    I need a short 5 minute play of 6 characters

  42. 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.

    • Justin Cash says:

      Thanks for sharing, Richard! Your plays look awesome and I am sure they will prove valuable to readers of The Drama Teacher. I have added your website to the list in this post.

      • Samsam says:

        I need help finding a play scrip for year 6 children (a group of 14- students). 10 boys and 4 girls.
        This is the first I am doing this.
        Thanks in advance

    • B says:

      Can i ask ur help for making me a script for 10 minutes play and about 10-14 characters?

  43. Shontel says:

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

  44. Melisa Kumdere says:

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

  45. abas says:

    i need a radio,screen and stage play

  46. Ben Gitman says:

    and ages 6-13

  47. Ben Gitman says:

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

  48. zaynub says:

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

  49. sarla v says:

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

  50. Georgiana says:

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

  51. Renati says:

    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!!!

  52. green says:

    anybody know a good site for urdu plays?

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

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

  54. keorapetse says:

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

  55. arjun says:

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

  56. Kyle says:

    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.

  57. Thanks for your information, like it.

  58. Muhammad Shams says:

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

  59. Kashmira says:

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

  60. JOHN LAWAL says:

    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

  61. ashwini a nayak says:

    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?

  62. Hira imran says:

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

  63. anirudh says:

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

  64. Preeti Sai Thandavan says:

    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

  65. Anamika Vyas says:

    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.

  66. Desira Nicole Keener says:

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

  67. placida nirmal says:

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

  68. A.Oliver says:

    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!

  69. P.Sahithi says:

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

  70. Varsha says:

    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…

  71. mike says:

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

  72. Vishakha jain says:

    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

  73. Vanessa says:


    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.


  74. natasha says:

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

  75. Sarah Evington-Smith says:

    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.

    • Justin Cash says:

      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

  76. deoshree gore says:

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

  77. tom fentin says:

    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.

  78. Ritika Joshi says:

    ossome story!

  79. Maureen Chiremba says:

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

  80. Tamarian Maxey says:

    🙂 (^o^);-D

  81. Karly says:

    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.


  82. ab wahab says:

    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.

  83. destany says:

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

  84. julianah says:

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

  85. Fearless Unicorn says:

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

  86. grace says:

    want a simple scripts for school childrens .about christmas.

  87. Abby says:

    Okay, thank you Justin Cash.

  88. anushka jha says:

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

    • Abby says:

      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.

  89. sad sam says:

    🙁 helpme.com

    • Justin Cash says:

      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.

  90. sad sam says:

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

  91. ruth says:

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

  92. jack says:

    like it! (^_^)

  93. maritza says:

    wow ^ . ^

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

  95. sam says:

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

    please help

    9th grade english teacher

  96. walter webb says:

    would some thing for senor to get started

  97. Susie Miller says:

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

  98. bec says:

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

  99. Lisa Walker says:


  100. Heather Olson says:

    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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