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Since 1997, we’ve licensed The 24 Hour Plays to high schools, colleges, and community groups worldwide to share our production process with students, teachers, and artists of all ages. Join that community today by submitting your license request through our partners at Playscripts!

Read on to learn more about how we can work together to bring The 24 Hour Plays to a theatre near you!

WHY PRODUCE the 24 Hour Plays?


It’s flexible. Choose your cast based on who you have in the room!


It’s cheap. No new sets, costumes or lighting; only you and your artists.


It’s fun. Name a more thrilling experience. We’ll wait…


It’s fast. No need to skim dozens of short play scripts, or take on a long production process.


It’s authentic. Risk-taking will become your new normal.


It’s educational. Participants develop skills and try on new artistic roles for the first time.

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“Our schools perform The 24 Hour Plays year after year because it’s the perfect intersection of art, education, and community. ”
Paul Satchwill, Batesville High School


License your Production

Required to produce your event.

Starting at $100 for schools and colleges.

Access to everything you’ll need, including the Production Handbook, marketing materials and more.

Production services

Never required, always recommended.
Customizable packages to fit your needs.
Add everything from virtual production conferences to in-person support to make your show the best it can be!
“Audiences loved seeing something so new and fresh on stage with all its simultaneous flaws and beauty.”

Marketa Dowling, The Lime Tree Theatre

Production services

Add one of our suggested packages or build your own to fit your needs.

How to get started

Download our free starter guide from our partners at Playscripts

Submit your licensing request

Complete your licensing agreement

Review The 24 Hour Plays Production Kit

Bring The 24 Hour Plays to your community!


Contact The 24 Hour Plays Licensing Rep, Madelyn Paquette at madelyn@24hourplays.org.

Madelyn is a two-time licensed production alum, and has worked with hundreds of schools and theatres to bring The 24 Hour Plays to communities around the world.




Who can request a license?

You can! All you need is a group, troupe, school, theater, or organization to file with.

Why do I have to license with you?

The 24 Hour Plays holds the copyright to our name and our proprietary producing process (say that five times fast!). Just like you would license Oklahoma! or Our Town for a production at your theatre, you license The 24 Hour Plays name and process from us. Plus, you’ll receive support from our NYC office, your own page on our website, and the official logo to use in your own promotions! Request a license here.

How much does the license cost?

We provide licenses to school and education groups for a subsidized price of $125. For community and professional productions, we charge a fee on a sliding scale based on the number of seats and the price of tickets at your performance. Request a license here.

Do you provide any additional services?

We do! We have a variety of Production Services built specifically to help with productions of all sizes. Read about Production Services.