For over fifty years ‘The Play Bureau’ have been privileged to represent a number of the major publishing houses of the world and, in that time, have on their behalf distributed and licensed to customers within New Zealand some of the finest and most successful plays that are available anywhere.
Our mail order Bookstore houses play scripts, musicals and theatre books by authors of international acclaim, together with a selection of works by individual New Zealand and Australian writers. The extensive range of titles on offer covers a wide variety of interest groups from Primary School and College through to Repertory and Musical Theatre level and we are proud of our listings and proud of our reputation for good service.
This website is an extension of that service and an option we are pleased to be able to provide. Whether you access it from your classroom, your spare room or your board room, we hope you will find it a useful and rewarding resource and a convenient way to shop for scripts.
So... take a look. Take your time. Browse or place an order. Lose yourself amongst old friends and half remembered plots, or nudge nostalgia aside and go with the latest and greatest - the choice is yours. Classic, cool or conservative - it's all here.
Perusals: As the agents in New Zealand for the performing rights for many of the titles you will find on our site, we offer a library perusal service (for New Zealand only) for your convenience. For perusals, please use our site as a catalogue reference only and order by email or phone. Not all titles will be available in our library.
To summarise, we provide an extensive range of scripts to peruse, hire or purchase and handle the performing rights on behalf of many publishers and play rights. We also have a range of theatre resource books in our bookstore.
Enjoy your visit.