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Nativity Plays and Christmas Musical Resources for Schools and Children

Dotdismus is the UK's No.1 place for the very best selection of School Nativity Plays, Christmas Musical Plays and Christmas Cantatas for primary schools and young children.  You'll also find all the brand new nativity plays and Christmas musicals for from the most respected publishers and authors of children's school musical plays, all here in one place.

Find the perfect School Nativity or Christmas musical play by selecting from the options in the box below, or scroll down for more ideas and information:

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Our primary school Nativity Plays (with nativity scene & characters) and Christmas Musical Plays (non-nativity) are simple to stage and have tuneful catchy songs which the children and adults will love.  Many also have flexible casts and adaptable parts plus a CD of vocal and backing tracks available for use in your rehearsals and performances too, enabling production and direction to take place without specialist musical expertise.

The newest Nativity Plays and Christmas Musicals now available


Christmas Grotto - By Dave CorbettChristmas Grotto
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 11

Twinkle Town (A Sparkling Mini-Nativity) - By Tom Kirkham and Matthew CrosseyTwinkle Town (A Sparkling Mini-Nativity)
by Tom Kirkham and Matthew Crossey
Ages 5 to 11

Camel's Arms, The - By Dave CorbettCamel's Arms, The
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 11

Honky Tonky Donkey - By Niki DaviesHonky Tonky Donkey
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7


It's A Census, Get Me Out Of Here! - By Matthew Crossey and Tom KirkhamIt's A Census, Get Me Out Of Here!
by Matthew Crossey and Tom Kirkham
Ages 5 to 11

Tinsel - By Dave CorbettTinsel
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

Bethlehem Bootee Company, The - By Dave CorbettBethlehem Bootee Company, The
by Dave Corbett
Ages 7 to 11

Cheeky Cherubs (An Angelic Mini-Nativity) - By Niki DaviesCheeky Cherubs (An Angelic Mini-Nativity)
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 5

Recommended School Nativity Plays and Christmas Musical Plays


Miracle Child - By Ruth KenwardMiracle Child
by Ruth Kenward
Ages 7 to 14

5 reviews
Hans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen - By Kaye Umansky, Ana Sanderson and Stephen ChadwickHans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen
by Kaye Umansky, Ana Sanderson and Stephen Chadwick
Ages 7 to 11

3 reviews
Nursery Rhyme Nativity - Alison HedgerNursery Rhyme Nativity
Alison Hedger
Ages 3 to 7

5 reviews
Jesus' Christmas Party - By Roger ParsleyJesus' Christmas Party
by Roger Parsley
Ages 5 to 11

6 reviews

I-SPY Christmas - By John and Ruth KenwardI-SPY Christmas
by John and Ruth Kenward
Ages 3 to 7

1 review
It's A Census, Get Me Out Of Here! - By Matthew Crossey and Tom KirkhamIt's A Census, Get Me Out Of Here!
by Matthew Crossey and Tom Kirkham
Ages 5 to 11

Christmas Stars! - A Nativity Musical by Sheila WilsonChristmas Stars!
A Nativity Musical by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

1 review
Mr Humbug Sees The Light - By Andrew OxspringMr Humbug Sees The Light
by Andrew Oxspring
Ages 7 to 11

6 reviews

Follow The Star - By Niki DaviesFollow The Star
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

1 review
Stable By Starlight - By Niki DaviesStable By Starlight
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

Five Gold Rings - By Ruth KenwardFive Gold Rings
by Ruth Kenward
Ages 7 to 14

5 reviews
A Little Nativity - By John and Ruth KenwardA Little Nativity
by John and Ruth Kenward
Ages 3 to 7

5 reviews

View Our Best Selling Nativity and Christmas Plays


A Way In A Manger - By Ruth Kenward and Caroline KimberA Way In A Manger
by Ruth Kenward and Caroline Kimber
Ages 5 to 11

4 reviews
Home For Christmas - By Jo Sands and Ruth KenwardHome For Christmas
by Jo Sands and Ruth Kenward
Ages 7 to 14

5 reviews
Jesus' Christmas Party - By Roger ParsleyJesus' Christmas Party
by Roger Parsley
Ages 5 to 11

6 reviews
Follow The Star - By Niki DaviesFollow The Star
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

1 review

Twelve Days of Christmas, The - By Samantha Bakhurst and Jane SebbaTwelve Days of Christmas, The
by Samantha Bakhurst and Jane Sebba
Ages 7 to 11

3 reviews
Hans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen - By Kaye Umansky, Ana Sanderson and Stephen ChadwickHans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen
by Kaye Umansky, Ana Sanderson and Stephen Chadwick
Ages 7 to 11

3 reviews
Magical Christmas Journey - By Sarah BakerMagical Christmas Journey
by Sarah Baker
Ages 5 to 11

Stars Come Out For Christmas, The - By Andrew OxspringStars Come Out For Christmas, The
by Andrew Oxspring
Ages 7 to 11

4 reviews

Rock Around The Flock! - By Sheila WilsonRock Around The Flock!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Five Gold Rings - By Ruth KenwardFive Gold Rings
by Ruth Kenward
Ages 7 to 14

5 reviews
Miracle Child - By Ruth KenwardMiracle Child
by Ruth Kenward
Ages 7 to 14

5 reviews
Nursery Rhyme Nativity - Alison HedgerNursery Rhyme Nativity
Alison Hedger
Ages 3 to 7

5 reviews

Christmas Songbooks, Cantatas and Concerts for Schools and Children


True Saint Nicolas, The - By Martin Neill and Ruth KenwardTrue Saint Nicolas, The
by Martin Neill and Ruth Kenward
Ages 7 to 16

Glad Tidings! - A Complete Carol ServiceGlad Tidings!
A Complete Carol Service
Ages 7 to 11

Here Comes Christmas - 25 Festive Songs for ChildrenHere Comes Christmas
25 Festive Songs for Children
Ages 5 to 14

3 reviews

30+ Sing-along Carols and Christmas Songs - With 2 Backing/Vocal CDs and Music/Lyric Booklet30+ Sing-along Carols and Christmas Songs
With 2 Backing/Vocal CDs and Music/Lyric Booklet
Ages 5 to 16

2 reviews
One Night In Bethlehem - The Christmas Story in Nine Songs and ReadingsOne Night In Bethlehem
The Christmas Story in Nine Songs and Readings
Ages 7 to 11

1 review

Carols For Young Choirs - By Alison CarverCarols For Young Choirs
by Alison Carver
Ages 7 to 14

9 Carols and Readings for Choirs - Carol Concert Package9 Carols and Readings for Choirs
Carol Concert Package
Ages 7 to 16

4 reviews
Sing a Christmas Cracker - Jane SebbaSing a Christmas Cracker
Jane Sebba
Ages 7 to 11

One Bright Star - A Christmas CantataOne Bright Star
A Christmas Cantata
Ages 7 to 14

5 reviews

Starshine Music: High-Quality Primary School Nativities and Christmas Plays


A Way In A Manger - By Ruth Kenward and Caroline KimberA Way In A Manger
by Ruth Kenward and Caroline Kimber
Ages 5 to 11

4 reviews
A Tale Of Two Birthdays - By Judy LownA Tale Of Two Birthdays
by Judy Lown
Ages 5 to 11

5 reviews
Raggedy King, The - By Veronica ClarkRaggedy King, The
by Veronica Clark
Ages 5 to 7

7 reviews
Noisy Nativity - By Gerry Page and Ruth KenwardNoisy Nativity
by Gerry Page and Ruth Kenward
Ages 3 to 7


Home For Christmas - By Jo Sands and Ruth KenwardHome For Christmas
by Jo Sands and Ruth Kenward
Ages 7 to 14

5 reviews
This Way To Bethlehem - By Sarah Cant and Mark DickmanThis Way To Bethlehem
by Sarah Cant and Mark Dickman
Ages 3 to 7

Christmas Recipe - By Peter FardellChristmas Recipe
by Peter Fardell
Ages 5 to 11

6 reviews
A Wriggly Nativity - By Peter FardellA Wriggly Nativity
by Peter Fardell
Ages 3 to 7

6 reviews

Little Star's Story - By Nairne PageLittle Star's Story
by Nairne Page
Ages 5 to 11

6 reviews
Five Gold Rings - By Ruth KenwardFive Gold Rings
by Ruth Kenward
Ages 7 to 14

5 reviews
Snow Child, The - By Judy LownSnow Child, The
by Judy Lown
Ages 5 to 11

6 reviews
Babushka (The Musical) - By Ruth KenwardBabushka (The Musical)
by Ruth Kenward
Ages 5 to 11

6 reviews

Edgy Productions: Easy-to-use Nativity Play and Christmas Musical Production Packs


Bethlehem's Buzzin' - By Daisy Bond and Ian FaradayBethlehem's Buzzin'
by Daisy Bond and Ian Faraday
Ages 5 to 7

4 reviews
What Christmas Means To Me - By Andrew OxspringWhat Christmas Means To Me
by Andrew Oxspring
Ages 7 to 11

2 reviews
Stars Come Out For Christmas, The - By Andrew OxspringStars Come Out For Christmas, The
by Andrew Oxspring
Ages 7 to 11

4 reviews
Primary School Christmas Musical - By Andrew Oxspring and Mick RiddellPrimary School Christmas Musical
by Andrew Oxspring and Mick Riddell
Ages 7 to 11

15 reviews

Apprentice, The - By Daisy Bond and Ian FaradayApprentice, The
by Daisy Bond and Ian Faraday
Ages 5 to 11

3 reviews
Behind The Stable Door - By Sarah Baker and Andrew OxspringBehind The Stable Door
by Sarah Baker and Andrew Oxspring
Ages 5 to 11

7 reviews
Who Took All The Loo Roll? - By Nick Haworth and Andrew OxspringWho Took All The Loo Roll?
by Nick Haworth and Andrew Oxspring
Ages 5 to 11

How Christmas Came To Be - By Andrew Oxspring and Ian FaradayHow Christmas Came To Be
by Andrew Oxspring and Ian Faraday
Ages 5 to 11


Stargazers - By Daisy Bond and Ian FaradayStargazers
by Daisy Bond and Ian Faraday
Ages 5 to 11

5 reviews
Gabriel's Big Break - By Daisy Bond and Ian FaradayGabriel's Big Break
by Daisy Bond and Ian Faraday
Ages 5 to 11

4 reviews
Santa's On Strike - By Andrew OxspringSanta's On Strike
by Andrew Oxspring
Ages 5 to 11

9 reviews
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme! - By Lou Gardiner and Andrew OxspringGimme, Gimme, Gimme!
by Lou Gardiner and Andrew Oxspring
Ages 7 to 11

6 reviews

The School Musicals Company: Brilliant, Contemporary Nativity Plays for Schools and Drama Clubs


Higgledy Piggledy Nativity - A Joyful Nativity Musical by Niki DaviesHiggledy Piggledy Nativity
A Joyful Nativity Musical by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

Hooray In A Manger - By Jane Carr and Geoff LawsonHooray In A Manger
by Jane Carr and Geoff Lawson
Ages 5 to 11

Cheeky Cherubs (An Angelic Mini-Nativity) - By Niki DaviesCheeky Cherubs (An Angelic Mini-Nativity)
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 5

Stable By Starlight - By Niki DaviesStable By Starlight
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7


Twinkle Town (A Sparkling Mini-Nativity) - By Tom Kirkham and Matthew CrosseyTwinkle Town (A Sparkling Mini-Nativity)
by Tom Kirkham and Matthew Crossey
Ages 5 to 11

Honky Tonky Donkey - By Niki DaviesHonky Tonky Donkey
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

Amazing Advent Calendar, The - By Tom Kirkham and Matthew CrosseyAmazing Advent Calendar, The
by Tom Kirkham and Matthew Crossey
Ages 5 to 11

1 review
Mouse In Santa's House, The - By Jane Carr and Geoff LawsonMouse In Santa's House, The
by Jane Carr and Geoff Lawson
Ages 5 to 11


Musicline School Musicals: Professional Quality Kids Nativity and Christmas Plays


Census Sums - By Dave CorbettCensus Sums
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

3 reviews
Christmas Rhyme - By Dave CorbettChristmas Rhyme
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

1 review
Pictures of a Christmas World - By Malcolm SircomPictures of a Christmas World
by Malcolm Sircom
Ages 7 to 11

1 review
Jesus In The Manger - By Dave CorbettJesus In The Manger
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

1 review

Bethlehem Bandits - By Dave CorbettBethlehem Bandits
by Dave Corbett
Ages 7 to 11

1 review
Having Fun At Christmas - By Les TitfordHaving Fun At Christmas
by Les Titford
Ages 5 to 11

1 review
Christmas Grotto - By Dave CorbettChristmas Grotto
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 11

Christmas Is Forever - By Dave CorbettChristmas Is Forever
by Dave Corbett
Ages 7 to 11

5 reviews

Happy Birthday Jesus - By Mike Smith and Keith DawsonHappy Birthday Jesus
by Mike Smith and Keith Dawson
Ages 5 to 11

1 review
Good, The Bad and The Donkey, The - By Malcolm SircomGood, The Bad and The Donkey, The
by Malcolm Sircom
Ages 7 to 11

1 review
Santa's Setbacks - By Dave CorbettSanta's Setbacks
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

1 review
Tinsel - By Dave CorbettTinsel
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

Redhead Music: Irresistible Nativity and Christmas Plays by Sheila Wilson


Christmas Presence - A Children's Nativity - By Sheila WilsonChristmas Presence
A Children's Nativity - By Sheila Wilson
Ages 7 to 11

Holy Joe! (The Un-Sung Hero) - By Sheila WilsonHoly Joe! (The Un-Sung Hero)
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Nativity Party!, The (Bring Your Own Lamb) - By Sheila WilsonNativity Party!, The (Bring Your Own Lamb)
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 3 to 7

Little Angels! - By Sheila WilsonLittle Angels!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11


Christmas Stars! - A Nativity Musical by Sheila WilsonChristmas Stars!
A Nativity Musical by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

1 review
Bethlehem Baby! - Sheila WilsonBethlehem Baby!
Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Mary, Mary! - By Sheila WilsonMary, Mary!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Rock Around The Flock! - By Sheila WilsonRock Around The Flock!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11


Nativity Rock! - By Sheila WilsonNativity Rock!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Christmas Code, The - Sheila WilsonChristmas Code, The
Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Gold, Frankincense And Mirth! - By Sheila WilsonGold, Frankincense And Mirth!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Christmas Praise! - By Sheila WilsonChristmas Praise!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Kevin Mayhew: Charming Nativities and Christmas Plays


Christmas Spies, The - Alison CarverChristmas Spies, The
Alison Carver
Ages 5 to 11

A Really Noisy Nativity! - Alison CarverA Really Noisy Nativity!
Alison Carver
Ages 3 to 7

Knock, Knock! Who's There? - By Val HawthorneKnock, Knock! Who's There?
by Val Hawthorne
Ages 3 to 5

Michael Forster's Instant Nativity - An Inclusive Play For The Whole SchoolMichael Forster's Instant Nativity
An Inclusive Play For The Whole School
Ages 3 to 7


Drummer Boy, The - By Ali DeeDrummer Boy, The
by Ali Dee
Ages 7 to 11

A Very Magical Christmas Story - By Alison CarverA Very Magical Christmas Story
by Alison Carver
Ages 5 to 11

Sara and Gavin's Popular Nativity Plays and Christmas Musicals for Young Children


Chilly Milly - Sara Ridgley and Gavin MoleChilly Milly
Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole
Ages 3 to 7

1 review
Tale of the Christmas Tree, The - Sara Ridgley and Gavin MoleTale of the Christmas Tree, The
Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole
Ages 3 to 7

1 review
Shepherd Little - Sara Ridgley and Gavin MoleShepherd Little
Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole
Ages 3 to 5

5 reviews
Shiniest Star, The - Sara Ridgley and Gavin MoleShiniest Star, The
Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole
Ages 5 to 7

5 reviews

Pre-School (ages 3-5): Newest Nativity Plays and Christmas Musicals


Woolly (An Up-Bleat Nativity Musical) - By Niki DaviesWoolly (An Up-Bleat Nativity Musical)
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

1 review
Honky Tonky Donkey - By Niki DaviesHonky Tonky Donkey
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

Cheeky Cherubs (An Angelic Mini-Nativity) - By Niki DaviesCheeky Cherubs (An Angelic Mini-Nativity)
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 5

Higgledy Piggledy Nativity - A Joyful Nativity Musical by Niki DaviesHiggledy Piggledy Nativity
A Joyful Nativity Musical by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

Primary and Infant Schools (ages 5-7, Key Stage 1): Newest Nativities and Christmas Plays


Woolly (An Up-Bleat Nativity Musical) - By Niki DaviesWoolly (An Up-Bleat Nativity Musical)
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

1 review
Camel's Arms, The - By Dave CorbettCamel's Arms, The
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 11

Tinsel - By Dave CorbettTinsel
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

Twinkle Town (A Sparkling Mini-Nativity) - By Tom Kirkham and Matthew CrosseyTwinkle Town (A Sparkling Mini-Nativity)
by Tom Kirkham and Matthew Crossey
Ages 5 to 11

Juniors (ages 7-11, Key Stage 2): Newest Nativity Plays and Christmas Musicals


Twinkle Town (A Sparkling Mini-Nativity) - By Tom Kirkham and Matthew CrosseyTwinkle Town (A Sparkling Mini-Nativity)
by Tom Kirkham and Matthew Crossey
Ages 5 to 11

It's A Census, Get Me Out Of Here! - By Matthew Crossey and Tom KirkhamIt's A Census, Get Me Out Of Here!
by Matthew Crossey and Tom Kirkham
Ages 5 to 11

Christmas Factory, The - By Dave CorbettChristmas Factory, The
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 11

Bethlehem Bootee Company, The - By Dave CorbettBethlehem Bootee Company, The
by Dave Corbett
Ages 7 to 11

School Pantomime Scripts and Plays


A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Camelot - By Mark And Lisa HiltonA Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Camelot
by Mark And Lisa Hilton
Ages 7 to 11

Fee, Fie, Fo, Fum! - By Andrew RichardsonFee, Fie, Fo, Fum!
by Andrew Richardson
Ages 7 to 14

9 reviews
Panto Pandemonium - By Ruth KenwardPanto Pandemonium
by Ruth Kenward
Ages 7 to 14

1 review
Dick Whittington - By Debbie CampbellDick Whittington
by Debbie Campbell
Ages 7 to 14

Popular Christmas Songbooks and Music Books


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How to find a suitable School Nativity Play

We have a superb choice of all the best and most popular entertaining children's school Nativity Plays and Christmas Musicals to be found anywhere in the UK on our website, many with simple and often humorous scripts with flexible casts and adaptable parts to suit small or larger casts.

You can browse them all by selecting from the categories above or, if you know the name or order code of the nativity play you're looking for, you may also use the search box at the top of this page.

Our nativities are conveniently arranged in Age Range/Key Stage groups in order for you to view just the plays which are suitable for your children or group.


Sample Scripts, Cast Lists and Sound Clips

Many of our nativity plays now have sample scripts, cast lists and sound clips for you to view and listen to online, helping you to decide which play would be suitable before you purchase. Just look out for the PDF logos and sound clip icons on the detail pages of each item, where available.


Do you accept School Purchase Orders for payment upon receipt?

Yes we do. If you are ordering from a UK School and would like to pay on receipt of your order, select the "UK School Purchase Order" box in the cart checkout payment options screen and we'll send you an invoice with your order.

(Please Note: We are only able to process orders for the "UK School Purchase Order" payment option where the invoice is addressed to your school.)

Alternatively, you may post or fax an Order Form (PDF) to us.


Why buy from us?

We represent several different music publishers of nativities and Christmas plays throughout the UK and our website enables you to browse and purchase all your music in one place - plus you'll receive FREE 1ST CLASS UK DELIVERY on all orders above £25.

You don't have to set up an account with us first, just add the items to your basket and proceed straight through the checkout.


Who is buying from us?

We regularly receive orders from the general public, schools, pre-schools, music teachers and music co-ordinators, education authorities and non-specialist music teachers finding themselves responsible for music in school.


How can I contact you?

If you have any further questions regarding ordering from us or would like to discuss your specific music requirements with us in more detail, then please contact us and we'll do our best to help (we have several years experience in music teaching, music theatre and musical productions).

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