Some things just never go out of fashion and that applies to drama as with anything else. Five hundred years on and Shakespeare’s plays are better known and more widely performed than ever. But when looking for classic children’s theater you have to come a bit more up to date – to the late 19th and 20th centuries which saw an incredible flourishing of childrens’ writing – both books and for the stage. From Huck Finn to Harry Potter the last 100 or so years have been great for kids stories and theater.


The scripts below include some of the greatest kids stories ever told, but if you think we’ve missed something important let us know.

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