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.

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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.

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.

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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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144 Responses

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. sofia says:

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

  6. 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.

  7. kelvin says:

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

  8. 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

  9. 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?

  10. 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

  11. 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 🙁

  12. Donald says:

    I need a short comedy for secondary school graduation party

  13. Godwin bassey says:

    Need a play script for morals

  14. Alecor Wennador says:

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

  15. Janessa says:

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

  16. Gebrye Animut says:

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

  17. 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 .

  18. charlene says:

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

  19. 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

  20. boussem says:

    hello
    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.

  21. 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?

  22. 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.

  23. Sthandiwe says:

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

  24. Daisee says:

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

  25. 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

  26. Doreen salve says:

    I want a English drama script with moral for grade 5

  27. Desmond jeh says:

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

  28. Marc Stewart says:

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

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

  31. Dannie says:

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

  32. Dixie says:

    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.

  33. Noor says:

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

  34. 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.
    Thanks.

  35. Jai says:

    I need a short 5 minute play of 6 characters

  36. 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.

    • 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?

  37. Shontel says:

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

  38. 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?

  39. abas says:

    i need a radio,screen and stage play

  40. Ben Gitman says:

    and ages 6-13

  41. Ben Gitman says:

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

  42. zaynub says:

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

  43. sarla v says:

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

  44. Georgiana says:

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

  45. 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!!!

  46. green says:

    anybody know a good site for urdu plays?

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

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

  48. keorapetse says:

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

  49. arjun says:

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

  50. 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.

  51. Thanks for your information, like it.

  52. 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……

  53. Kashmira says:

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

  54. 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

  55. 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?

  56. Hira imran says:

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

  57. 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

  58. 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

  59. 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.

  60. Desira Nicole Keener says:

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

  61. 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

  62. 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!

  63. P.Sahithi says:

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

  64. 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…

  65. mike says:

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

  66. 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

  67. Vanessa says:

    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

  68. natasha says:

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

  69. Sarah Evington-Smith says:

    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!

  70. deoshree gore says:

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

  71. 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.

  72. Ritika Joshi says:

    ossome story!

  73. Maureen Chiremba says:

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

  74. Tamarian Maxey says:

    🙂 (^o^);-D

  75. 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.

    Karly.

  76. 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.

  77. destany says:

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

  78. julianah says:

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

  79. Fearless Unicorn says:

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

  80. grace says:

    want a simple scripts for school childrens .about christmas.

  81. Abby says:

    Okay, thank you Justin Cash.

  82. 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.

  83. sad sam says:

    🙁 helpme.com

    • Justin Cash says:

      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.

  84. sad sam says:

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

  85. ruth says:

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

  86. jack says:

    like it! (^_^)

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

  88. sam says:

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

    please help

    sam
    9th grade english teacher

  89. walter webb says:

    would some thing for senor to get started

  90. Susie Miller says:

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

  91. 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.

  92. Lisa Walker says:

    PLEASE

  93. 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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