|Browse Plays for the Under-Fives
Currently, we have
scripts in this category. Below you will find various ways of narrowing down the search for the scripts that will suit you group.
Click on the underlined text to see descriptions of the plays. (From there, clicking
on a title will take you to the script.)
Click this link to
browse through the whole collection of scripts suitable for this age-group,
or follow the links below to narrow-down the search...
(Many of the categories for this age-group are empty!)
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
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
Dramas based on Old Testament Stories
New Testament Stories
"Christian Commentaries" (plays with religious themes, but not based on any specific text)
Other moral plays.
Rhyming Plays for Children
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
Our eBooks pages include games and puzzles (with fairytale themes) which may be useful for some groups.
You can use combinations of the above categories (and a lot more) in our
Plays for Schools and Youth Theatre search engine