Plays sorted by (our estimate of) Run-Time
(This category excludes pantomimes - see below.)
Less than 10 Minutes
10 to 20 Minutes
21 to 30 Minutes
31 to 45 Minutes
46 to 60 Minutes
More than 60 Minutes
Caution: Run-times are estimates from word-count (plus estimates for songs, where applicable). This will vary enormously due to speaking rate, stage business, songs and dances and the logistics of getting large casts on and off small stages!
This category is here to identify
plays with a minimum of 25 performers
plays with a chorus
(in the sense of "crowd", not necessarily in the sense of "choir") which usually means that the plays can be done by a large group (sometimes multiple classes).
Most of the Christmas Plays
have some religious element (on the grounds that it's a Christian festival!) although a few remain resolutely secular.
Plays with Religious/Moral Themes
Drama based on Old Testament
" (plays with religious themes, but not based on any specific text)
Other moral plays
The verse plays include
some plays with educational value
(some of them in a mix of rhyme and prose),
some rhyming drama just for fun
and, of course, the rhyming pantomimes
Plays by Genre
Musicals and Musical Plays
Plays with Educational Themes
Select all educational plays
or the specific topics listed...
(Introductions to) Shakespeare
Plays about Bullying
Plays about Ecological (Green) Issues
The Olympic Games
Most of the History Plays
have some sort of educational value.
However there are also a fewplays with no direct educational purpose
set in a well-defined historical period.
History plays by theme:-
(including Greek Myths),
World War 2
The rest of the Twentieth Century
These scripts could be used as plays, but also function as "group readers
", to be read aloud with each member of the group taking a role.
(specifically written for school-age children and generally no longer than an hour),
(short) rhyming pantomimes
that are within the range of (some) school-age groups.
Plays in Other Languages
These include foreign language translations of English plays and plays with the spoken equivalent of English subtitles!
Plays in Latin
Plays in French
Plays in Spanish
Our eBooks pages include youth theatre material
which may be useful for some groups.