Free Scenes

Welcome to the YouthPLAYS scenes page! All of these scenes are taken from our published plays and can be sorted by cast size and then genre. Look for more scenes to be added regularly!

Please read the instructions carefully:

These scenes are free for classroom and audition use. To use them in Thespian adjudicated Individual Events and similar competitions/festivals, purchase one copy (digital or printed) for each participant of the play from which they come. If necessary, print this paragraph as proof of permission to perform. To use them in other public showcase/performance situations, please note that on your application (expect to purchase a copy of the script for each participant, and potentially pay a small royalty per performance).

1. Once you find a scene (or scenes) that suits your needs, fill out the Request a Scene form. 

2. We do our best to confirm permission within 2 business days, but give yourself time to hear back. Please make sure that you whitelist emails from the domain, or our email may get stuck in your spam filter!

3. If you'd like to read the entire play from which the scene comes, click on the order link on each scene's page to purchase a perusal copy!

4. Would you like to hear about the latest plays and news (and discounts!) from YouthPLAYS? You'll be asked as part of the Request a Scene Form whether you'd like to opt-in to our email list. We promise not to email you too often and never to share your email.

5. Students, please tell your teachers or directors about YouthPLAYS! Teachers and directors, please consider our plays for production! Remember, our authors make their income from the licensing of their work for production and the payment of royalties. This allows them to create more great plays!

We regret that we are unable to provide specific scene suggestions, as our time and staff are limited, and we feel that it's always best for you to read through our selections and find the piece that best fits you. So let's get to it: read on to find a great scene!