Here is a great collection of comedic and dramatic mystery plays for elementary, middle school and high school students. They are organized by cast size.

Interactive Mysteries

Interactive Mysteries
These are like murder mystery dinner parties but can be acted out online with the detective interviewing one suspicious character at a time.

Edgar Allan Poe play script for schools-THE POE PLAYS

The Poe Plays
23 characters. 15F, 8M; Flexible casting; 24 pages long. Approximately 20-30 minutes running time. A detention horror comedy for teens written by Quinn Baldwin.

Mystery of the Missing Medallion Play Script

The Mystery of the Missing Medallion
Parts for 23 young actors. 45-minute adventure/comedy. Ages 8-12. Flexible casting! (5 credits)

Play Script for Schools-The Case of the Lost Lavakian Princess

The Case of the Lost Lavakian Princess
16 characters. 11F, 5M; 28 pages in length. Approximately 25-30 minutes running time. A kidnapping mystery for teens written by Carolyn Nur Wistrand.

Royalty-free Halloween Play Script for Schools-Everything Leaves a Mark

Everything Leaves a Mark
15 characters. 8 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A mystery written by award-winning playwright, Barbara Henderson.

Where in the World is Princess Poppy Script

Where in the World is Princess Poppy Script
14 characters, flexible casting. Approximately 20 minutes long. A funny mystery based on the interactive mystery of the same name, created by Jennifer Reif.

Mystery of the Stolen Treasure Play Script

Mystery of the Stolen Treasure Play Script
12+ characters, flexible casting. Approximately 20 minutes long. A funny mystery play based on the interactive mystery of the same name, created by Jennifer Reif.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Dilemma of the Broken Feeder

The Dilemma of the Broken Feeder
12+ characters, flexible cast. 8 pages long. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A short play featuring animal characters.

A Weekend Mystery

A Weekend Mystery
12 characters, flexible casting. Approximately 15 minutes long. A funny mystery where strangers gather, something goes missing, and the detective is not what you think he is.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Antarctic Mystery

The Antarctic Mystery
11 characters; 4F, 2M, 5 Either; 6 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedy/mystery for children written by Andy Pavey.

Cards on the Table

Agatha Christie-Cards on the Table
11 characters. Flexible casting. 12 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. An Agatha Christie murder mystery written by Lexi Sekuless.

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The Seance: An Evening With Madam Ollo
10 characters. 4M, 6F; 11 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A supernatural mystery for teens and adults written by Aaron Sampson. *Contains violence.

The Hallow

Agatha Christie Play Script for Teens-The Hollow
8 characters. 3M, 5F. 13 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. An adaptation of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery.

Go Back For Murder

Agatha Christie’s Go Back For Murder Play Script
6-8 characters. 11 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. An Agatha Christie murder mystery.

The Sleepy Bear

The Sleepy Bear
6 characters, 1F, 5 any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Comedic play by Debra A. Cole about natural disasters.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Liberty Well

The Liberty Well
5 characters; 3M; 2F. 14 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A historical ghost story written by Anthony L. Mariani.

Cold Case

Cold Case
2 characters, flexible casting. Approximately 3 minutes long. Funny mystery scene for middle and high school students.