Looking for One Act Theatre scripts?
Here are all of our One Act Theatre Scripts for Theatre Groups, Drama Clubs, Schools, Colleges, Professional Theatre, Classroom use and Youth Groups in one place for you to browse, read in full online and download instantly in both PDF and Docx formats. There are scripts with a range of themes. Length and number of characters can vary so you might find it easier to go here and use the search engine on the right of the page to narrow down your search.
These are One Act Theatre scripts which are generally less than 45 minutes in length.
(Narrow the scripts down by run-time, number of characters etc. by using our search engine. Or to find something completely different!)
Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Black Cat’
Edgar Allan Poe’s demon cat sends its owner into madness and murder. (2M, 2F, 3E)
A retirement home resident has his will to die transformed into a renewed lust for life. (5F, 3M)
A Merry Widow or Two
A widow’s supposedly dead husband turns up and faces a dark twist (4F, 1M)
The Great Bear of the North
Freya meets and befriends a bear cub. However, he soon grows too large and has to undertake a dangerous journey back to his home in the North. (1M, 4F, 2E)
The Man in the Moon
A radio ham accidentally contacts a stranded cosmonaut and makes plans to get him back to earth. (3F, 6M)
The Emperor and the Nightingale
The selfish Emperor sends his childhood friend away only to realise he needs her more than ever. (1M, 1F, 3E)
The Town that Spoke with Forked Tongue
In a town full of liars, new resident Mr Hope soon discovers that nobody can be trusted. (3F, 7M)
Breaking and Entering
In this one-act award winning comedy, two burglars get more than they bargained for when they realise they recognise their victims. (2F, 2M)
An exotic stranger turns a widower’s life upside-down. (2M, 3F)
The staff of a collections call centre have to deal with the news they’re losing their jobs. (5F, 5M)
Slice of Life
A local reporter interviews Lucifer who presents her with a moral choice. (4F, 3M, 1E)
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Poe’s detective, Dupin, solves the gruesome murders in the Rue Morgue. (1M, 1F, 4E)
The Monkey Paw
An enchanted Monkey Paw causes tragedy with a twist in this one act play. (2M, 1F, 2E)
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