Scripts for Pantomimes
links to the full list of pantos plus lots of ways of finding the script that's right for your group.
Our pantomime catalogue contains all the usual favourites (Aladdin, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Mother
Goose, Sleeping Beauty, Puss-in-Boots...) plus a smattering of less common titles (The Man in the Moon, The Swan
If you are looking for something specific, then you click here for our
facility (search by number of characters, run-time, etc.)
If you want to browse a simpler list, then we have divided the pantomimes into:-
Full-length, full-cast pantomimes
(which usually means there is a chorus supporting the principal characters and
run times typically 90 minutes or more)
Full-length, small-cast pantos
(without a chorus)
Mid-sized pantomime scripts
, usually (but not always!) performed by schools and youth theatres
Short, rhyming pantomimes
(including Richard Coleman's "Short Pants" series)
There's also a category of things that are not pantomimes, but fit into the same theatrical slot of
There's also an explanation of the British form of
(British panto is very different from the rest of the European pantomime tradition). For the really pedantic, there is even a justification of the use of "Snow White and
the Seven Dwarves
" instead of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Drama for Schools and Youth Theatre
These are scripts used as school plays or by youth drama groups or other kids' organisations. They vary from
short, small-cast dramas to longer pieces for large cast productions (and covering everywhere in between). From our
Youth Theatre Scripts
you can filter in various ways to get to lists of scripts which might suit your group. The listings give overviews, including length, style
and number of characters. From there, you can then click on the name of a play to read the complete script online.
Because there are so many scripts, we have provided a facility to
Search for Youth Drama
We have also grouped scripts by minimum age (but treat this very cautiously - maturity levels vary enormously):-
Starting at 5 years
Starting at 9 years<
Starting at 13 years
(Particularly for older children, it may also be worth looking outside the school drama category.) There's also a subset of
plays for primary schools
(i.e. suitable for the whole range of ages) that means
elementary school plays
in the USA.
Musicals / musical plays
We supply full musical scores with some of our scripts. These include full-blown musicals, musical plays/pantomimes and plays with the occasional song.
The "scripts for musicals
" page will give you an overview.
(That page is split into "Musicals" where the music is integral to the piece and "Plays with Music" where the
suggested music is optional.)
From there you can drill down into script listings, and, as usual, from the
listings, clicking on a script name will take you to the on-line version of the text.
With some of the scripts we supply a CD as an optional extra. (The CDs will be offered to you when you look up
the price of a script! You can also find the
music CDs here