Other drama & resource links

Scripts - free

A Days Journey

(USA)

A small number of scripts, generally youth oriented.

All Saints Church

(UK)

A moderate number of free scripts. 

Anastasis Productions

(USA)

A small number of free scripts written by Robert J. Lee.

Christian Drama & Mime

(AUST)

A large collection of free scripts compiled by Matthew Pole. 

Christian Drama-Connection

(USA)

Christian Drama-Connection is a large, free database by which you can browse for scripts by a range of criteria, including topics, cast size, length, intended audience, drama style, etc.

Christian Drama Emporium

(USA)

A small number of free scripts.

Christian Musicals

(USA)

Free Christian musicals and music.

ChristianSkitScripts

 

A collection of over 40 original skit scripts by Fred Passmore that are free for use.

ChurchScripts

(USA)

A small number of scripts (though more promised) - royalty required. Can be previewed by downloading pdf file.

Danillitphil Productions

(US)

Wide range of well written scripts by Debra Bruch, Associate Professor of Theatre at Michigan Technology University, including drama for worship. Also some excellent articles on drama in the Christian context.

Dave Marsh

(USA)

An expanding collection of excellent slice-of-life dramas, by a former member of the scriptwriting team at Willow Creek.

Some full-length scripts from Denise Busenitz

(USA)

One of the dramas (New Clothes, Same Old Lie) is listed on Dramatix, but the other two would be of more interest to Americans (one theme is the Oregon Trail, the other is set in New York in the early 1900s.)

Detour Theatre Company

(NZ)

Currently a small number of quality scripts, and some helpful teaching resources, but in the process of expanding.

Drama in the Church

(USA)

This site displays a "play of the week" available free - others may be obtained via a free email subscription.

Dramamission (Justyn Walker)

(AUST)

More than 60 free scripts. (Note: this is the new name and address of the former "Christian Drama Source" site.)

Dramashare

(CAN)

One of the largest collections on the Internet, well ordered. 

Dramateam

 

Matthew Gehman's drama and mime site.

Durrington Christian Fellowship

(UK)

A moderate number of well-written scripts, plus a writing service.

Eliab

(USA)

Free original puppet scripts, chants, songs and poems.

Fools for Christ

(USA)

Short skits, full length plays and audience interactive mysteries suited for dinner theater. 

His Company

(USA)

A large number of free scipts.

Interlight

(USA)

A small number of free scripts + poetry.

Mega Package

(USA)

A small number of free youth-oriented scripts. More available for a fee.

Nailscars

(USA)

A small number of youth-oriented scripts - good quality.

Orionsgate Scripts

(USA)

A moderate number of free scripts.

Matthew Ruley

(USA)

Several dozen free scripts, mostly humorous.

Prepare the Way

(UK)

A series of sketches by evangelist and Bible teacher Greg Walton and wife Sue.

Sermon Central

(USA)

A huge number of scripts, although many come from Bob Snook (see above). Dramas in the free section of this site are listed only by title, with no description, so it may be difficult to find what you are looking for. A subscription gives you access to a better search tool.

Bob Snook

(USA)

Possibly the largest collection of free scripts on the Internet. 

Sunday School Dropouts

 

A small number of (mostly humorous) scripts; suitable for teens (some are quite "edgy")

Potted Jam

(UK)

Sketches written by Jane and Mark Lewis - explaining the Bible in a TV age. Some good contemporary topics explored.

Scripts by St John the Evangelist Anglican church

(UK)

St John the Evangelist Anglican church in Cambridge, UK, has performed a nativity plan on Christmas morning for many years. They have now made them available online.

Unity Christian Theatre Company

(UK)

Large free collection of scripts, well ordered. 

Vision Concerts

(USA)

A good number of free scripts, including mimes. 

Watton on the Web

(UK)

A small number of well-written scripts.

Wren's Christian Drama

(USA)

Only lists a small number of scripts from their large library, but with regular changeover.

Scripts - royalty may be required

A Pocket Full of Plays

(USA)

Scripts and musicals for children ages 1-16.

Anointed Scripts

(S.AF)

A small number of scripts from Christina Perrelli, a promising writer. Small fee, dependent on use.

Charles B. French.com

(USA)

The scripts must be purchased for Kindle (or any mobile device with the Kindle app) but they are inexpensive and a further royalty is not required if the performance is free.

ChurchScripts

(USA)

A small number of scripts (though more promised) - royalty required. Can be previewed by downloading pdf file.

ChurchPlays.com

(USA)

ChurchPlays.com features over 65 edgy skits written by Mark Clark especially for contemporary drama ministries and youth groups, as well as longer plays for Christmas and Easter. It includes a PlayFinder to locate scripts by topic or scripture.

Christchurch Elim Church

(NZ)

A moderate number of well-written scripts. They also have a large number of scripts dealing with subjects of topical interest which are not shown at the site.

ChristianDramas.net

(NZ)

Christian dramas and scripts for christmas, easter and other events especially written for churches and Christian schools.

Covenant Players

(USA)

The Covenant Players is an international ministry which sends touring groups around the world. Charles Tanner, the founder, has written many scripts, some of which are available via this site.

CreativeChurch

(UK)

Possibly the largest single collection of Christian drama scripts on the Internet - over 700 scripts! Also includes video clips and other resources. A ministry of the Cambridge Christian Resource Network, UK. A 15 registration gives unlimited access to all resources for a year. 

Curtains! Fetch a Sketch

(USA)

Hundreds of sketches catalogued by theme, Bible reference, props, cast, length and more. Listing of sources of scripts in print and online. All searchable!

Distinctive Notes

(USA)

Several full-length musicals available, including music files.

DramatisDei

(UK)

A collection of short well-written scripts (mostly 4-7 minutes) covering Christmas to Easter, parables, Vacation Bible School scripts and lots more. Love, fun and questions about life run through the scripts. A small purchase fee covers all necessary rights: performance, script copying, video, even upload of extracts to YouTube!

Eldridge Plays and Musicals
www.95church.com www.histage.com

 

This year Eldridge Publishing embarks on it’s 100th year in the publishing business. We have nearly 1,000 active titles including all genres: full-lengths, one-acts, musicals, melodramas, holiday plays, children’s theatre, dinner theatre, audience participation, and resource books. While the majority of our titles are for community theatres and schools, the remaining titles are aimed for non-denominational religious market.

Inspirations

(USA)

Skits, full-length plays, and short sermon illustrations, some suitable for dinner theatre presentations. Many have a Christian re-working of old classics (eg, Chaucer, and Cinderella)

Joseph's Closet Ministries

(USA)

Scripts by Joseph Ransom.

Lazybee Scripts

 

Plays directly based on New Testament stories and "Commentaries" (our term, in lieu of a better description, for scripts which are not directly based on biblical texts but are about the relationship between Christianity and society). All the scripts can be read on the internet, but all require a royalty payment for copies of scripts or performances. We also have plays based on Old Testament Stories at http://www.lazybeescripts.co.uk/Religious_and_Moral_Scripts/Old_Testament_Plays.asp

Lifelines

(UK)

A large collection of scripts, can be viewed freely on screen (but only in PDF format). Payment required for use.

Light to the World Ministries

(USA)

A moderate number of scripts, royalty required.

Mark Teagle

(USA)

1 act and full-length musicals for children and for all ages suitable for church presentation.

Mike's Plays

(UK)

A moderate selection of monologues (short) and plays (mostly long). The monologues are free, a royalty is required for the plays.

Monica Moore Productions

(NZ)

A small number of scripts, including a variety suitable for hosting a "murder mystery" evening or weekend. A special feature is "Guardian Angel" support through the production process.

Mountain Valley Community Church

(USA)

A large number of scripts. Synopses only on view, but available on moderate royalty payment. 

New Life Celebration

(USA)

A small number of scripts (with more on the way). Only synopsis and number of actors can be viewed freely.

Open Wardrobes: The Theatre of T. James Belich

(UK)

T. James Belich specialises in full-length scripts with a fantasy or rather unusual viewpoint.

Over The Top Publishing

(USA)

Sketches, monologues, prayers, responsive readings. Some come with PowerPoint slides.

Playhouse Ministries

(USA)

An assortment of free and priced scripts. Most of the plays are written to be performed by inner city youth. Visitors have to register (this is free) to see everything available.

Righteous Insanity

(USA)

A large selection of scripts, with a small royalty requested. Also a writing service.

RileysDiner

(USA)

RileysDiner features church-based scripts for which a royalty is required.

Scripts by Warren

(USA)

Some of these scripts are about heroes of the faith. All are for sale.

Source Productions (Wayne Wright musicals)

(NZ)

Musicals in ready to perform format complete with backing tracks.

StagePlay Scripts

(USA)

Plays by Len Cuthbert.

Ten Talents

(USA)

A good selection of scripts - royalty required, but negotiable. Will write to request.

Willow Creek

(USA)

The largest catalogue of "slice of life" dramas on the Internet. Very high quality - but a royalty required for all.

WriteThisWay Drama Services

(USA)

WriteThisWay Drama Services offers custom designed and ready to go scripts. Fee required.

Please note that the website www.dramatix.co.nz is not associated with this website.
While it has a range of secular scripts suitable for schools, some of its scripts are
more suitable for "adult" audiences.

Material suitable for children

Note: Many of the following sites are not specifically Christian, but most carry material dealing with moral values and issues, or general entertainment. Many have been set up by teachers. Many of the scripts require a royalty. Listing the site here implies no endorsement - the addresses are provided purely as a service.

AustralianPlays.org

(Aust)

The largest collection of Australian playscripts (over 1100+) available from the one site. It includes the catalogue of Currency Press, Playlab Press and the Australian Script Centre. It has been government funded with the goal of providing a single touchpoint/resource of material. All the Script Centre’s material is available for instant download as PDF’s. This enables users to browse extracts prior to purchase.

Bruce Goodman

(NZ)

Plays particularly suitable for school productions, by one of New Zealand's best-known playwrights. Durations from short scripts to full-length. 

Freddie Green's scripts

(UK)

Musical dramas for performance by children aged 8-13. Musical comedies/ pantomimes, and a Christmas production.

dramaticpublishing.com

(UK)

A huge list of scripts, with search engine, including musicals, children's, school performances, etc. Mostly secular, but a lot of favourites here.

Kids 4 Broadway

(USA)

A moderate number of scripts suitable for ages 7-17; most have moral themes.

Puppet Resources

(Aust)

A range of Christian scripts for puppets, most free. You can search for scripts using keywords or phrases, browse the script categories, and even share some scripts that you've written. Most scripts have a Christian theme and are written in English, yet we also have a large number of non-English and secular resources too. Total scripts on file: 1,180.

Dramatic Licence

(USA)

Scripts from a Biblical perspective, mostly suitable for young people.

Plays for Kids to Do

(USA)

Although a secular site, some have spiritual themes.

KMR Scripts

(USA)

Plays and musicals for young audiences.

Kids4Broadway

(USA)

Suitable for schools and after-school programs. Many have moral and social themes.

Obras de Teatro

(S.Am)

A collection of skits for children/youth which can be used in schools/neighbourhood theatres. Each one deals with a social problem or a quality which affects their moral and spiritual growth. All are in Spanish.

The Dramatic Exchange

(USA)

A secular site with a wide range of scripts, including children's. Some have spiritual themes.

Shoebox Theatre Plays

(USA)

Many longer productions, most with music available on CD and mini disk - royalty required.

Bad Wolf Press

(USA)

Many well known folk stories and fairy tales.

Pioneer Drama Service



Children's Theatre Scripts

(UK)

Plays by Belinda Loxton.

Hortons Stage Page



Musicals.dot.net

(USA)

The script for just about every musical you can think of is listed here.

Mark Wheeller Plays

(UK)

A large range of plays, including many suitable for young people. Most are longer than skits, and many suitable for one-act play festivals. Secular, but some with spiritual themes.

School Musicline

(UK)

A leading supplier of school musicals.

Classics on Stage

(USA)

Children's theatre scripts and plays. Most of the well-known fairy stories/folk tales are here.

Drama Notebook

(USA)

Around 400 scripts for children, including many folk stories and fantasies. A subscription is required for access to most of the scripts, but a small selection of free children's scripts is available here.

Christian Counseling & Educational Services

 

3 puppet scripts available for free.

Other languages

uucyc.net

(Russia)

A large collection of scripts in Russian, plus other resources.

Obras de Teatro

(S.Am)

A collection of skits for children/youth which can be used in schools/neighbourhood theatres. Each one deals with a social problem or a quality which affects their moral and spiritual growth. All are in Spanish.

Other resources and resource lists

Lampost Theatre Company

(USA)

The Lampost Theatre Co. is dedicated to developing unique resources to proclaim the Gospel and exhort the Body of Christ: ministry-tested material produced for real-life opportunities, whether starting a drama team, taking a short-term mission trip, or seeking ways to enhance Sunday worship.

The Puppetry Homepage

(USA)

Everything (but everything) you need for puppetry - secular, but a wonderful resource.

Cyndeelou's Puppets

(USA)

Cyndeelou's Puppets - Quality Affordable rod arm style Puppets for Sale!

Czech Marionettes

(Czech)

Czech Marionettes is the largest online exhibition of original marionette creations and antique marionettes from the Czech. Many other good puppet resources linked from the site.

Dramanotebook

(UK)

The world's largest collection of drama lesson plans, games and activities. "Lots of church theatre directors use my site to get great ideas, some of which they adapt slightly to fit a faith-based theme. Also, every day I post a free daily drama game on FB and Twitter." Janea.

Puppets4U.com

(USA)

A wide selection of puppets and puppet resources.

PuppetRevelation

(USA)

Puppets and puppetry resources for ministries and homes. PRI removable leg puppets.

Musicals.dot.net

(USA)

The script for just about every musical you can think of is listed here. Scripts are for sale.

Moonstruck

(USA)

Another site with a large resource of musicals for sale, plus scripts from most significant playwrights.

Free RT scripts

(USA)

A big range of Readers Theatre scripts - although secular, some have spiritual themes.

Aaron Shephard's RT page

(USA)

A large range of Readers Theatre scripts - secular.

Dramatists Play Service Inc.

(USA)

An extensive range of titles - secular.

Plays and Musicals

 

This must be the largest resource of script titles on the Internet. Mostly secular.

dramaticpublishing.com

(UK)

A huge list of scripts, with search engine, including musicals, children's, school performances, etc. Mostly secular, but a lot of favourites here.

Mark Wheeller Plays

(UK)

A large range of plays, including many suitable for young people. Most are longer than skits, and many suitable for one-act play festivals. Secular, but some with spiritual themes.

Christmas Links to Everywhere

(USA)

A huge list of resources for all things Christmas, including scripts, stories, graphic art, etc.

The Playwriting Seminars

(USA)

An excellent series of tutorials on scriptwriting.

Resources for Playwrights

(USA)

A wide range of resources.

Online Christian playwriting class

 


Christian McLeish is preparing an online Christian playwriting class to commence on July 4th. Drawing on his own experiences of writing and directing a drama group for over 8 years. For more information, visit his website, www.christianplaywright.org

Tim & Tanya Chartier Mime Workshop

(USA)

A subset of the Dramashare site, with teaching on mime.

Christians in the Theatre Arts (CITA)

(USA)

General theatre resources + list of sites.

Hollywood Jesus

(USA)

A huge site exploring spiritual issues as treated in the movies. Most major modern movies are discussed. Get some good ideas for use of movie clips in services or as part of a drama. For a detailed contents page, go to www.hollywoodjesus/contents.htm

The Internet Movie Database

(USA)

Everything you want to know, including pics, from over 250,000 moves.

Christian Interactive Network

(USA)

A major list of Christian resources.

Christian Teens

(USA)

A small list of drama sites.

Eastern Ontario YFC

(CAN)

Links for drama and resource sites.

Youth Pastor

(USA)

A small list of drama sites.

Playwrights on the Web and

The Internet Theatre Bookshop

(UK)

Playwrights on the Web is an international database of playwrights and their websites (offering production and publishing possibilities as well as contacts). The Internet Theatre Bookshop offers virtually every play currently published in the English language, and includes specialist music, dance, cinema, TV & radio sections.

Heartistry

(USA)

A variety of links, plus workshop and script resources (including a book on scriptwriting for sale).

Media, Film & Radio

(USA)

A huge resource of links to articles, helps and websites on all aspects of Christian creative work.

International Worship & Arts Network

(USA)

Resources relating to all aspects of Christian creative.

ArtsReformation.com

(USA)

Articles exploring the arts, music and the Christian worldview.

Youth Ministry Central

(USA)

A good list of resource sites.

Arts on the Move

(UK)

A set of resources for school teachers of drama.

Big C Ministries

(USA)

A Christian arts ministry providing performance, creative, and technical resources to churches and training and development opportunities to artists. Our mission: enhancing the arts, developing artists, reaching the community.

Directing Young Actors

(UK)

"Directing Young Actors" is a website with the goal of educating teachers and parents how to direct children on stage.

If you know of other sites, or yours is not listed here, please let us know. We would love to expand the network!

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