When you're not looking for a specific play, but do have a specific criteria, visit our full collection here and use the advanced search filters to select the things you're looking for in a play! This is the quickest and easiest way to find what you're looking for.
Alternatively, if you do have a specific play or playwright that you're searching for, enter the title of the play or the name of the playwright in the website’s search function, found here. Ensure that your spelling is correct to achieve the best results.
We are happy to announce that as of February 1, 2020, we are now able to offer sample copies of scripts from our digital collection to interested producers or educators free of charge. For more information, click here!
Our first priority is to stock our members’ plays, and to provide access to a selection of published plays or anthologies by non-members. You may not see the play in question because the playwright is not yet a member, OR the member has not yet authorized a script to be available for purchase (plays produced by large professional theatres are often unavailable for their first year of being staged). But please contact the Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to know the status of a script.
All sales on digital and paperback scripts are final. A refund can sometimes be offered in the event that an error has occurred; please email email@example.com, as refunds cannot be processed over the phone.
Once you find the play you’d like to purchase, click the orange “Add to Cart” button. Make sure you have checked if your purchase is a hardcopy or digital download. Once you are happy with the items in your cart, select the orange “Check Out” button to complete your purchase. If you are purchasing a hardcopy, ensure that your shipment details are correct, and you have selected the appropriate shipping option for your needs.
We offer hardcopy and digital scripts for sale on the CPO. When you click on a play’s title, you will be brought to a page with the synopsis, etc. If the script is digital, you will see the word “Digital” above the orange “Add to Cart” button. A digital copy will not request shipping information from you upon check-out, while a hard copy will do so.
Delivery times depend on a variety of factors, and therefore are difficult to predict. If we have the product in stock, we will send it through Canada Post right away (any orders receiving on a weekend will be fulfilled the following Monday when the store re-opens). The CPO is located in Toronto, Ontario. A usual prediction for delivery times within Canada is one and a half to two weeks, but this is highly dependent on Canada Post’s delivery times.
You will receive a link to your digital download immediately following your purchase. Should you not receive a link right away, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can look into the issue.
In keeping with copyright law, you will need to purchase one script for every person involved who will be using the script; this includes cast, director, dramaturge and any other person involved. For each digital copy you purchase from the CPO, you can print the script off one time.
The Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) is a registered national arts service association mandated to advance the creative rights and interests of professional Canadian playwrights, promote Canadian plays nationally and internationally, and foster an active, evolving community of writers for the stage.
The Canadian Play Outlet is open in-store for browsing plays Monday to Friday, 12PM - 4PM. Staff are available to answer calls and emails Monday to Friday, 9AM - 5PM. We closed for all statutory holidays.
In September 2020, we moved to our current location at St. Matthew's Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave. in the east end of Toronto. We share our space with East End Arts, and the Canadian Play Outlet lives on the first floor of this historic building!
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