Can I get permission to perform a play excerpt at a festival or competition?

For school theatrical competitions (and only for school theatrical competitions) the performance of an excerpt from a play – that is less than 10 minutes in duration – is currently royalty free… UNLESS otherwise stated by the copyright holder.  The only requirement is that you purchase the script and pay copy fees if you require more than one copy of the script.  If you would like to perform a 10 minute, or less, excerpt from a play AND it is for a school theatrical competition; please contact us at and we will be in touch within 24 hours.